Journeys

Experience Different Views. Discover Common Ground.

Journeys are the core activity of the 350 Friendship Force clubs on six continents around the world. They serve to facilitate learning about other countries and cultures through home stays.

 

We travel in the company of fellow club members when visiting other destinations.  From firsthand experience, Friendship Force members have learned that the best guides to the understanding of another culture are the people who live it. This will promote understanding across the barriers that separate people, toward the acceptance of a common humanity.

 

Hosts that are prepared to invite others to live with them, share insights, experiences, fun, and friendships - many long lasting. We do not simply visit places, we experience a different way of thinking. We also reciprocate by hosting in our homes and community. These visits, whether outbound or inbound, are called Journeys.

Friendship Force Ottawa

Upcoming Journeys

Outbound

November 1st - 14th 2022

Napa Valley and Bakersfield CA
Coordinator - ?

FF Solo-Surakarta & Surabaya, Indonesia are looking forward to this double Journey to their country in September.

June 2023

Cottbus, Germany
Coordinator - TBD

Pending

Journey number 20230

FF enjoyed their visit to Ottawa in the spring and are anxious to welcome a group the second full weekend of October when the Madison County Bridges Festival is held (for those who are interested in The Bridges of Madison County) book and movie.

Fall 2023

Surabaya, Indonesia

Coordinators - TBD

Pending

Journey number 20230

Inbound

September 13th - 20th 2022

Edmonton, Alberta

Coordinator - Joan Kinnie

We visited Richmond, Virginia a couple of years ago. They will be visiting us during the Tulip Festival in May after Mother’s Day.

May 2023

Perth, Australia

Coordinator - TBD

 

 

Cairo have had to unfortunately cancel this trip

September 20th - 27th, 2023

 Northern Colorado

Coordinator - TBD

 

Manawatu, Wanganui, and Horowhenua

have had to unfortunately cancel this trip

Previous Journeys

Outbound

2020

Guadeloupe

2019

Oklahoma & Missouri

USA

Nor (Trujillo)

Peru

Ulan-Ude, Russia

& Mongolia

Manawatu & Christchurch

New Zealand

2018

Cape Town

South Africa

Pec

Hungary

Adelaide & Sydney

Australia

Washington, DC

USA

2017

Guadeloupe

Family to Family

Schwerin

Germany

Gr Hamilton & Burlington, Ontario, CA

N Colorado & Georgetown

USA

2016

Washington, NC &

Richmond, VA  USA

Metro Vancouver

CA

Fukuoka, Japan &

Taipei, Taiwan

2015

Memphis, TN & 

Lake Hartwell, GA USA

Bangkok

Thailand

Baton Rouge

Louisiana

2014

Tirana

Albania

Florianopolis, Brazil

Villa Maria, Argentina

Kathmandu

Nepal

Inbound

2019

Greater Des Moines, IA

USA

Big Canoe, GA

USA

Taipei

Taiwan

2018

Oita

Japan

Brasilia

Brazil

Eastern Conference

  Canada

Guadeloupe

Family to Family

2017

Adelaide & Sydney

Australia

The Villages, FL &

Memphis, TN. USA

Canada Wide

  Journeys

Guadeloupe

Friends to Friends

2016

Washington, DC

USA

Helsingborg

Sweden

Metro Vancouver

Canada

2015

Mystery Journey

Kempsey

Australia

Belo Horizonte

Brazil

Hanoi

Vietnam

2014

Perth

Australia

Cornwall & Devon

UK