Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.
Why is travel with Friendship Force called a Journey?
Journeys were originally known as "exchanges," which came from our organization’s early history when communities would actually exchange large delegations of citizen ambassadors. In some cases there were several hundred people travelling in each direction. Recently, we have transitioned to using the more transformational term “journey," since it is better suited to the amazing programs our members plan and experience as they journey to become a temporary citizen for a few days through our home hospitality program. We think this gets you straight to the heart of a country and its people.