What is Friendship Force?

Friendship Force of Wisconsin-Madison is part of Friendship Force International which has more than 360 clubs, with over 16,000 members in more than 60 countries worldwide. It is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 that participates in cultural journeys with clubs from around the world and the United States.

Our Mission is to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people. We do this by connecting to people from other countries and cultures at a personal level. We Explore, Serve & Understand.

Our members travel the world with a sense of adventure. Each time we enter a new friend’s home or open up our home with a willingness to learn and an open mind we are changed. Through this we come to understand a little bit more about the world and ourselves. We serve our global village as citizen ambassadors bringing together people of different cultures and promoting peace through friendship.