Friendship Force of the San Francisco Bay Area (FFSFBA) is an organization that participates in one week home stay journeys (once called exchanges) both at home and abroad. Our purpose is to experience countries and cultures different from ours, to promote understanding between each other, and to cultivate friendships. We are a member club of Friendship Force International.

Here are a few pictures of our recent Journey to Biarritz, France and how much fun we had with our French hosts. Feasting on great food, playing Boules. Touring wonderful villages. Learning French culture from the French. And simply being silly was the order of the day. 

Who are the French and who are the Americans in these pictures?                                                   Sometimes it's hard to tell...

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Local Events

We hold regular meetings including a World Friendship Day celebration, an annual picnic, and a holiday luncheon. We also schedule events with speakers and local tours. In preparation for our journeys, we hold meetings exploring their cultures.

Inbound Journeys
We host ambassadors from other countries or areas of the U.S. We arrange parties and tours for our guests, and many of our local members participate in the events. Volunteer home hosts provide a place to stay for the guests. We also have dinners or pot lucks that are arranged for small groups so that more members can participate.

Outbound Journeys
We serve as ambassadors to other countries, stay as guests in someone's home, and experience the daily lives of the local area as well as tour their local communities and experience their cultural activities. We travel as a group and are hosted by a local club of Friendship Force International. Usually there is an optional tour before or after the home stay.

Read more about our journeys.


Meet people, join in on the fun. Eat in the local restaurants with locals, who might happen to be your hosts. Stay with them in their homes, not in mindless Hotels,  Remember that they are as interested in you as you are in them, 

Visit many new countries, cultures, and places that most people dream of going to. Or stay closer to home and visit the wonders of our great United States! 

Our members love to travel and can't wait to meet you.  We get together for many types of events. Share  your travels,  your stories with us. We are  just like you in so many ways...


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