Friendship Force of Greater Lansing is a non-profit exchange organization dedicated to the principle that each person can
make a contribution to global goodwill.
Friendship Force members travel as Ambassadors from their home country to another country. Local hosts welcome them to stay
in their homes, providing activities and meeting a broad array of people that reflect community life and local culture. Host
families receive no payment for opening their homes. Ambassadors pay an all inclusive fee to travel on an exchange. Even though
ambassador and host may not share the same language or cultures, they learn that friendship overcomes these differences. After
sharing experiences of friendship, differences of language, race, creed or politics become less important. Opportunities
customary to tourist activities are also included in exchanges.
Anyone who shares the principles of Friendship Force is welcomed as a member. To be an Ambassador or Host requires a strong
commitment, and those interested are chosen by local committees.