What we're about

Travel as a guest, an ambassador, a "family" member...not a traditional tourist. Connect more deeply with people from other countries, see how they live, think, and create. How can you do these things? Through the Friendship Force of Greater Boston! As part of our club, you can meet people of other countries and cultures by staying in their homes and by hosting them when they visit us in Boston. We share meals, conversation and the routines of daily life, creating a unique cultural exchange and lasting friendships. When we visit or host another club, the club organizes a program of activities to introduce the visitors to the local area. Our Friendship Force club is affiliated with Friendship Force International, which was founded in 1977 with the mission "to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people." There are 375 clubs in 60 countries on six continents.

Current Status

We are a new club and looking to grow. We were recently selected to participate in an "outbound exchange" with a club in Thailand. We are planning the Thailand trip now, for early 2020. We are also looking at hosting an "inbound exchange" of folks from Australia. Some of us have done individual Friendship Force trips, available through the national organization. There is a small annual fee, to help with recruiting and administration costs, to become a full member of the Friendship Force of Greater Boston ($30/year).

Learn More
Find out more about our club at https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/clubs/boston/
Learn about Friendship Force International at www.friendshipforce.org.

Upcoming events (3)

2019 Friendship Force World Conference

University of Colorado Boulder

Registration for the 2019 World Conference is open now! Reserve your spot to join us and members from around the globe in beautiful Boulder, CO for a one-of-a-kind Friendship Force experience! https://www.eventleaf.com/2019FFWorldConf

Four Headwaters Trek through the St. Gotthard Massif, Switzerland

The Four Headwaters Trail exchange is a Friendship Force trip marketed by the national organization and organized by the local Solothurn Club in Switzerland. This visit includes homestays and a hut-to-hut trek through the St. Gotthard Massif in the Swiss Alps. You will see the origins of four of the iconic rivers of Europe: the Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone rivers! THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULLY SUBSCRIBED.

Lamphun, Thailand Outbound Exchange

Lamphun

We need input on this trip by June 1st! This is not a commitment but just feedback on your general interest. The Thailand Club can accommodate 20 ambassadors. Here are the initial details of the trip: January 30 - February 5, 2020 – FFGB Exchange with Lamphun, Thailand Chiang Mai Flowers Festival - February 1,2020. February 5-7, 2020. Chiang Rai Province, Elephant area. - Hotels February 8th Fly Home Details of Agenda TBD – see below an excerpt from the Milwaukee FF visit Cost – around $495 (Includes lodging, transportation, etc..) + airfare RT (i.e Delta premium economy was $1500) Optional add on to Bangkok on the front end for 2 days - Hotels Cost - $335 Thailand really is a “land of smiles”…and of imposing Buddhist temples; of beautiful mountain scenery; of acres and acres of land devoted to the cultivation of rice, sugar cane, and tapioca; of historical sites that chronicle the development of this area of Southeast Asia. We took a two-day trip to Chiang Rai that included a ½- day visit to Burma and a boat trip along the Mekong River to an island that is part of Laos. Three countries in one day! For more details of their trip click on this link http://www.friendshipforcemilwaukee.org/uploads/1/7/2/9/17291124/nl2014-03-04.pdf

Past events (3)

Friendship Force of Greater Boston SOCIAL EVENT

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