2015 Youth Exchange

In 2015 students from Germany will visit the city of Peoria. Students age 16-19 are eligible. For more information or to host a student, visit our Youth Exchange page.

The Friends of Friedrichshafen is a private, non-profit organization located in Peoria, Illinois. We assist the city of Peoria's Sister City Commission in continuing, promoting and expanding Peoria's first sister city relationship with Friedrichshafen, Germany (pictured above and throughout this site). Find out how we go about meeting this goal, making wonderful lifelong friends, and having a lot of fun along the way!

January 2014


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From the Peoria Club

The sister city relationship between Peoria, Illinois, and Friedrichshafen, Germany, was established in 1976. The Friends of Friedrichshafen assists in fostering a diversity of exchanges including cultural exchanges, teen exchanges, educational trips and internships, and adult visits and exchanges. When visitors from Friedrichshafen visit Peoria, we help plan events during their stay. We also sponsor adult trips to Friedrichshafen to offer members the opportunity to meet individuals and learn about the German culture.

While the sister city relationship is between the city of Peoria and the town of Friedrichshafen, membership in the Friends of Friedrichshafen is open to anyone interested in supporting the sister city relationship.


Eric Hoadley

VP - Membership

Lisa Horn

VP - Programs

Sue Ramey


Patrick Roesler


Troy Schmick



Youth Exchange

Patrick & Tammie Roesler

Entertainment of Guests

Tom Stanesa

Youth Exchange Alumni

Ryan Marquardt & Jamie Holben

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