Our goal here at Friends Abroad is to bring people from oll over the world as one big family. Friends Abroad is a private enterprise established in 1979 to bring people from Okinawa and other parts of Japan into contact with people from all over the world.
Our motto is "Let's cultivate internationally minded invdividuals."
Company Name:Friends Abroad, Ltd.
1. International Exchange Programs
2. Culture Teaching in Okinawa
3. Study Abroad Programs
4. English class with native
5. Chance & Change Home-Stay in U.S.A
6. High School Diploma Program
History of Friends Abroad
1979 Feb. Started Pen pal (from 65 countries) service for all over Japan
1980 Mar. Started Home-Stay at American family in Okinawa
1982 Jan. Started English Conversation Class at America home
Oct. Started Cultual Exchange party
1983 May. Set up International Cultural Exchange lounge
Oct. Started Kids training camp with Japanese and American
1984 Feb. Started international Sugar Cane Harvesting volunteer
May. Published International Exchange journal
Jun. Started Home-Stay program in Mt.Rocky in Colorado
Aug. Established Denver branch in U.S.A/Started study Abroad Program
1986 Sep. Published Okinawa beautiful Calendar
1987 Oct. Campaigned International Exchange song "Bridge of Love"
1988 May. Started English Club House in Itoman, Mihama, Jitchaku.
Sep. Produced emigrant song "Oji"
Dec. Established San Diego branch in U.S.A
Dec. Established Madrid branch in Spain
1989 Feb. Friends Abroad Study-Abroad Program
Mar. Started Okinawa-American Experience School
Aug. Stared AIU Insurance Service
Oct. Started English Teacher Dispatch program
Nov. Established San Paulo branch in Brazil
1990 Oct. Estabished Tokyo branch./Started Cooking class at American home
Oct. Established North Carolina branch and Mdford branch in OR, U.S.A
Nov. Established London branch i ingland
1991 Apr. Started Interpretation & Translation Service (English/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
May. Established Salt Lake branch in UT, U.S.A
1992 May. Established Boise branch in ID, U.S.A. Established Hawaii branch. Established Sacramento branch in CA, U.S.A
Nov. Established Cheshire branch in MA, U.S.A
1994 Feb. Established New Zealand branch
Mar. Established Irvine branch in U.S.A
1995 Jan. established Australia branch
Jun. Established Albuquerque branch in NM, U.S.A
Sep. Started Home Teaching in Okinawa program
Oct. Started Pen pal club "FUN club"
1996 Jul. Started Chance & Change Home-Stay program
Sep. Established Ceder Fall Branch in LA. U.S.A
1997 Aug. Established Hopkingsville branch in KY, U.S.A
1998 Jul. Established O.T.V Chance & Change Home-Stay Program
Oct. Started Home Teaching School Excursion Program
1999 Mar. Started International Teen Club
2000 Jul. High School Diploma-American High School Academy
2013 Oct. Established International House in Itoman City
2016 Jan. Joined JAOS (Japane Association of Overseas Studies) with full membership
Jul. Set up Cafe & Bar Friends Abroad