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What they say about FAF

“We just wanted to write a HUGE Thank You! We loved our exchange so much. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. We all came back better people because of the experiences we had there.”

- Nannette Watts, Utah State University, April 1998

“The Grosse Pointe South choir’s trip to NYC was well organized and very exciting. We so enjoyed the UN and the opportunity to sing for the UN (International) school … (T)he workshop with Gavin Creel – and then watching him in Hair – was an experience our students will never forget. I have traveled with FAF since 1976 and each trip has been a new and exciting experience. By the way, our rooms … were amazing. We were only a half of a block off Times Square and I could lie in my bed and watch Times Square’s ball turn from red, to blue, to green. What memories we will all have. Thank you.” – Ellen J. Bowen, Director of Choral Activities, Grosse Pointe South High School

“Thanks again for everything you did for our experience. It was certainly a first-class operation, and you were friendly, charming, professional, and organized.”

- Dr Christopher J. Nicholas, Coe College Bands Soloist; Associate Director of Bands, University of Wyoming Department of Music; August 2008

“As in the past, FAF has provided excellent tour management. I really appreciate what FAF has done for me and my students over the past two decades.”

- Dr. Marvin Robertson, Southern Adventist University Choir

What's New

FAF’s 2015 Calendar of Events

24, 25, and 26 August: The 2015 NGO Conference at the United Nations – Honoring the Past, Recognizing the Present, and Imagining the Future.  NGOs from around the world are invited to join three days of celebrations, reflection, and intergenerational discussion about the UN’s global development agenda.

22 and 23 August: Weekend Bash, NGO Conference – Use the weekend prior to the big conference to create an exhibit, stage a discussion, mount artworks, and network in leisure–all in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the unique relationship between civil society and the UN.

5, 6, and 7 August: The Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations. The event is aimed at Youth Leaders and those who wish to become leaders, ages 16-28+. Registration opens on April 2, 2015.  For instructions on how to register, click here.

1, 2, and 3 August: Social Ventures for Social Development (SV4SD) at Fairleigh Dickinson University – The Pre-YA@UN intensive seminar with FDU faculty and special guest lecturers will focus on using new social ventures to address the UN’s sustainable development goals.

30 and 31 July and 1 August: International Youth Council – International Youth Council will be meeting at Fairleigh Dickinson University to review policies and manage transition to a project led by Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations is seeking global partners for this summer’s events and going forward. We are seeking institutional, development partners who are leaders in youth education, outreach, information and contact, and who also possess a mission similar to the conference organizers, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation. Please send inquiries to for further information and consideration.

25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 June: The 2015 Rhythms of One World Festival in New York City. The Rhythms of One World 2015 NYC International Choral Festival will open with a concert at the vaunted UN General Assembly Hall celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Signing of the UN charter, “We the Peoples”, and will conclude at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, with significant performances in iconic New York City venues through out the week.

18, 19, 20, and 21 May: The Pink Cloud – In an ongoing relationship with Microsoft and its YouthSpark programming, the Foundation assisted in the identification and selection of young women to attend a conference on STEM, and attend the Milano Expo, in Italy.

6 April: Chinese Art Exhibit – In collaboration with the American Oriental Arts Foundation, and the Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe to the United Nations, the Foundation presented an exhibit of modern and ancient paintings, scrolls, and jade items, including refreshments and dialogue between cultures.

2 March: “Stopping Ebola and Building for the Future” Concert - The Permanent Mission of Sao Tome and Principe, along with a coalition of NGOs led by the United African Congress, the Give Them a Hand Foundation and the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, hosted an event in the General Assembly Hall from 6:30 to 9:00PM. Partnering with them were several Faith-based leaders and leaders of various African expatriate artists’ communities here in the United States to help support the drive to stop Ebola.

FAF’s Service Ambassadors in Ecuador is proud to announce the completion of the first phase (construction) of the program.  FAF believes that these exchanges, involving service and intimate relations with developing communities abroad, will help to promote mutual understanding and global cooperation.  This project is an extension of the foundation’s commitment to the UNs MDG #8, which promotes cooperation between the developed and developing world.  For an update on the progress of the program, click HERE.

FAF’s Cultural Exchange Projects in 2015 include concert programs, volunteer projects, and other cultural exchange programming to Cuba, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere.  Contact FAF staff at 1-800-526-2908 or for information on your ensemble’s next memorable concert events abroad.  To visit our cultural exchange projects’ page, click HERE.

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Inc is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Top-Rated Non Profit by GreatNonProfits!

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The Rhythms of One World International Choral Festival

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