EXCHANGES


At the heart of The Friendship Force organization are club exchanges. During a club
exchange, club members, or "ambassadors," visit a club in a different country, usually
staying in homes, and develop friendships and understanding of the other culture
through the experience.

Ambassadors for an Outbound Exchange travel to and from the host city where up to
seven nights of home hosting and special activities are provided by the local club.
There are usually options for additional home hosting in a different city within the same
country, home hosting in a nearby country, or additional travel as a group or as an
individual. Ambassadors are expected to be flexible, open to experiences with a
different culture, and to reflect well on themselves and their country..

Home Hosts for an Inbound Exchange provide lodging in their homes for inbound
ambassadors. The facilities offered by a home host are matched to the needs of the
ambassador group, and typically are for one to three persons. Host families include
their ambassadors in the activities of their daily lives as well as activities designed to
introduce the ambassadors to life in our Valley Area.

EXCHANGES FOR 2017/2018 AND CONTACTS

2017
INBOUND  Sherbrooke, Canada, October 21-28
ED: Diane and Bob Mason,rdmason@q.com  with help of Hal and Marnell. Completed

INBOUND St Louis, MO on Feb 18-21 (Pat Forsythe ED) completed

2018
2018 INBOUND EXCHANGE
Native American Journey
Pat and AL Forsythe, Jim and Catherine Trapp October 1-14 Completed

2018 OUTBOUND EXCHANGE
Wairarapa and Thames Coromandel, NZ March 1-24
ED Jean Ohlde 623 544 3204,Completedjohlde@yahoo.com

2019
2019 INBOUND JOURNEY
Kiel, located in Northern Germany. April 2-9. Jean Ohlde, (623) 544-3204.

2019 OUTBOUND JOURNEY
Vogtland, Germany, Netherlands September, Velda Miller, (480) 664-7798, (253) 221-9913 (cell)

2019 DOMESTIC OUTBOUND
Central Montana, and Spokane, Washington July 21-28
Eastern Washington /Northern Idaho,club July 28-August 4
Coordinators: Yoshiko and Pete Frazier (406) 788-7097, (623) 258-2693.

Happy Facesbr>A rainy night at the Maracana
soccor stadium.  Our
ambassadors on a Brazil
exchange in June 08

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Cornwall exchange Nov 2008 ED's Farewells


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