Communicating between Ambassador and Host Coordinators – what to keep in mind

The most important communication will be with your counterpart Coordinator(s). Establish your relationship EARLY in the planning process:

  • determine the best way to communicate with your counterpart (email, telephone calls, texting, Skype)
  • adapt your correspondence to what is culturally appropriate for your Journey country and culture
  • give your counterpart the opportunity for MAXIMUM, not minimum, response time
  • talk about your planning process and deadlines
  • call on FFI staff, experienced club leaders, and former Ambassador and Host Coordinators for support if you encounter problems
  • remember that your counterpart may not speak or understand your language fluently
  • confirm agreements in writing