Who we are

About Friendship Force

By sharing a home, meals, conversation and everyday experiences people become friends
 and see beyond governments and borders into the heart of a country and its people.

                                                                                                                                                                             Japan 2012

Friendship Force began in the USA in 1977. There are now more than 370 clubs in more than 50 countries. 


Taking part with Friendship Force is voluntary. We fully appreciate that some members may not choose to go on an outward exchange, but we encourage everyone to help in some way with an incoming exchange. This can be as a host, day host, supper host or by giving a hand at social events.

We usually plan to provide hosts for a party of 20 or 25 guests.



We have a full programme of events for Island members throughout the year and all our exchanges are well supported. There are details in the club programme.




We won the cup
At the UK annual conference in 2006 and again in 2010 the Isle of Wight Friendship Force was acknowledged as the UK club that had made the most progress. Our main achievement was to increase membership by about
30 new members.



How to join Friendship Force Isle of Wight
The annual membership fee, renewed at the annual general meeting in November, is £15.00 per person.
New members may join at any time of year. Details from 01983 295807.




For further information contact
[email protected]