FFGA typically hosts two inbound Journeys and travels on two outbound Journeys per year.  Following are the details for our planned Journeys this year. To see local events and club news, please view the News Flashes or Current Newsletter to stay informed about how you can be involved.

Outbound Journeys: 

Friendship Force of Greater Atlanta to Cairo, Egypt 

Homestay in Cairo October 17 – 24, 2018; Post home stay tours to follow.

Ambassador Coordinator: John Wilhelm

The itinerary for the amazing journey available following the homestay in Cairo is detailed on pages 2 and 3 of the newsletter. Egypt requires a visa for $25 USD issued at the point of
entry and is good for 30 days. Jordan requires a visa for $56 USD (about) also good for 30 days and Israel does not charge US citizens for entry. All three countries ask that you have a blank passport page. Our host fee is $175 per ambassador and we have an FFI fee of about the same amount. We will donate some amount ($50-$100) per person to a charity of their choosing. So ballpark figure is about $4000 per person plus air travel to Egypt and return from Israel. We still have received only 10 potential ambassadors’ deposit of $200 to date. There are 8 spots available. If you are serious about going please send your check for $200 made payable to FFGA promptly to John Wilhelm, Journey Coordinator. John suggests that you plan to arrive in Cairo on Oct.16 and have at least a night to recover from jet lag- Cairo is seven hours ahead of Atlanta. Contact John for all inquiries at home phone 770-921-4333

Friendship Force of Greater Atlanta to Bogota, Colombia and Quito, Ecuador

April 26 – May 11, 2019

Ambassador Coordinator: Bonnie Evans

Your seven night Bogota, Colombia homestay will start on
April 26, 2019. You should plan your airline reservations to
arrive in Bogota (BOG) on April 26, 2019 and your departure
back home should be from Quito, Ecuador (UIO) on May 11,
2019 or May 16, 2019 if you do the Optional Amazon tour
extension. You are responsible for arranging your
International air reservations as well as the costs which are
not included in the journey cost.

To learn more about this Journey and see the full itinerary, please click here for the complete booklet, assembled by the Ambassador Coordinator (AC) Bonnie Evans, to orient you on everything you need to know about this Journey.

Inbound Journeys

1. The Friendship Force of County Durham, UK to Greater Atlanta

April 3 – 10, 2018  Host Coordinator is Bonnie Evans with help from Event Coordinator,  John Wilhelm

County Durham Friendship Force of England will be our guests from April 3 to April 10. Home Hosts are needed as well as dinner hosts for the 12 Ambassadors. Dinner Hosting will be on
Saturday, April 7. Please contact Bonnie Evans to home host or dinner host at 404-771-0010 or via email at kbemje@bellsouth.net.

2. Hosting of an Open World Ukrainian Delegation:

May 11 – 19, 2018 Co-Host Coordinators: Anne and Joe Earle and Cynthia Williams.

Hosts Needed! The Friendship Force of Greater Atlanta will be hosting Ukrainian delegates for the Open World program from May 11 through May 19. The theme of this program is
“Citizen Engagement in Legal Reform Rationale”. This group is especially interested in studying the activities of activists, journalists and lawyers who monitor the actions and decision of
law endorsement bodies and the courts in order to potentially apply these methods during the current period of reform in their home country. We are looking for volunteers to host these delegates, including day hosts and dinner hosts. If you have suggestions for agencies, groups or individuals that we could contact to help us with the program activities, please let us know.

Anne Earle anneearle@aol.com 404-625-4957
Joe Earle joehearle@excite.com 404-378-3918
Cynthia Williams madamew@hotmail.com 404-351-5352