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Meet the Friendship Force International Travel Group

Did you ever wish there was a foreign exchange program for adults?  Thanks to former President Jimmy Carter there is.   He started Friendship Force International which 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

Bill and Lynn Hargreave from the West Michigan Chapter have offered to introduce us to the organization and share some of their experiences from their international travel with the group.  (I will be tagging along on my first trip with them this fall to Brazil!!!)

I hope to have a location finalized by this weekend.  In the meantime, you can get more details on the international organization at You can get more details on the West Michigan Chapter at

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  • MJ

    Nice people & great information from local Friendship Force club organizers.

    May 20, 2014

  • Joan G.

    These are two groups that have a lot in common. We have more potential activities with them this Summer and Fall, all in the spirit of cultural exchange here in our area of the state! The potluck was wonderful as well :)

    May 19, 2014

  • MJ

    I just received a letter about brining food to this meet-up. I don't see any details about that here. Did I read the separate email correctly? PLEASE - someone - reply so I know the scoop. Otherwise, I won't bring anything. Thanks, MJ

    May 17, 2014

    • Loie

      It is a potluck, yes bring food and what you want to drink but no booze, college rules

      1 · May 17, 2014

    • MJ

      Thanks, Loie!

      May 18, 2014

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