Friendship Force International

Friendship Force is a force for international goodwill.  Since its founding in 1977, The Friendship Force has brought together millions of people.

Friendship Force International is the parent organization of 364 clubs around the globe.  Friendship Force of Northern Colorado has sister clubs in 57 countries.

The Friendship Force formula for cultural exchanges promotes lasting friendships between people of different cultures.  This is accomplished through well-organized visits in the home of a host family.  The participating ambassadors and hosts develop a shared understanding of each other’s culture so that a true cultural exchange develops.  In many cases, the friendships established during an exchange continue for many years, with follow-up visits through later Friendship Force exchanges or through private visits.

Friendship Force is non-sectarian and non-political;  the goal is to foster lifelong friendships and understanding throughout the globe.

Experience the FFI Website

  • Read History of FFI
  • Learn of Upcoming Exchanges
  • Meet and Contact FFI Staff
  • Locate other FF Clubs
  • Download Manuals and Forms
  • Download FFI Online Magazine
  • Get Info on Travel Insurance
  • Browse the FFI Store

  • Click on the following link to access the FFI website.


    Quick Facts

  • In a recent year, 244 Exchanges with 3877 citizen ambassadors
  • More than 2500 families served as hosts
  • FFI has 346 chartered clubs and programs in 59 countries on 6 continents with more than 18,000 members
  • Some 1,500 volunteer leaders work more than 30,000 hours each year to promote the Friendship Force mission
  • Nearly 750,000 people, including 225,000 ambassadors, have participated in FF programs since 1977