Experience Different Views-----Discover Common Ground

Welcome to the Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines

The Friendship Force of Greater Des Moines was founded in 1977, shortly after Friendship Force International was formed by Wayne Smith and President Jimmy Carter. We are one of more than 350 clubs around the world that promote world peace through homestay journeys, creating unforgettable experiences that build lasting bonds of friendship.

Ambassadors stay in hosts' homes and take part in family and community life. Hosts and Ambassadors may not speak the same language, nor share similar backgrounds, yet the power of friendship overcomes the differences.

The club hosts at least one activity a month. Some activities are related to a journey such as a Welcome Party for the ambassadors while others may be cultural programs or social activities.

Membership is $30 per person annually. Members are expected to become active participants in the club.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us and then join our adventures as we make friends all around the world.

Our Journeys

See where we've been & where we're going!

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Activities & Events

Mark your calendars to come & meet us!

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Become a Member

Join us on our journeys

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Tuesday, February 12
Bistro at Iowa Culinary Institute

11:00 - Update on DMACC's focus on Sweden as the
international country of the 2018-19 school year.

11:30 - Bistro Lunch

Cost: $12.50 - 14.50 includes gratuity.
Cash or check only.

Reservations: Required by Sunday, February 10 to
Nancy Lundstrom 515-289-2800 (leave a message)


Directions to DMACC main entrance:
From I-35/80, Exit 90, West on Oralabor Road to DMACC entrance; or from 2nd Ave North (State St) & Oralabor Road, East to DMACC entrance on SW Oralabor Road.


Directions from DMACC main entrance to ICI:
From the traffic lights, enter DMACC but keep to the RIGHT lane and drive East along lakeside to BLDG #7 ICI parking lot.  Enter by East Doors, main entrance to ICI.

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