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2013 Membership Directory Review

Attention Sister Cities International members! Sister Cities International is currently developing its 2013 Membership Directory and we would like your input to ensure that this year’s directory is as accurate as possible. Please CLICK HERE to download a spreadsheet listing current members and their partnerships that as of now will appear in the 2013 Membership Directory. Please review this to ensure that your city and all of its partners are listed correctly. If your city is not listed, is missing partnerships, has partnerships listed which you are not certain should be, or if there are any spelling errors, please email Adam Kaplan, Member...

Sister city relationship opens doors for student

Doing an internship abroad is on the wish-list of many college students today. In Spring 2012, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY student Danielle Rollins too was searching for a senior-year internship related to her Business, Management, and Operations major. That is when her college professors told her about the Buffalo-Yeongcheon, South Korean Sister City Committee's professional apprenticeship program. The program would give her a chance to stay and work in South Korea for a semester and even earn her college credits. Danielle immediately grabbed the opportunity!So in Summer 2012, Danielle was off to South Korea to intern at the Overseas Operations ...

Hot Springs, AR explores business opportunities with sister city Hanamaki, Japan

In September 2012, a five-member delegation from Hot Springs, Arkansas visited their sister city Hanamaki, Japan, to explore opportunities for business development. Hot Springs delegation members Mary Neilson of Visit Hot Springs!, Jackie Arrison of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Kay Brockwell of the Hot Springs Metro Partnership, Don Gooch of the Arvest Bank, and Steve Arrison of the Hot Springs Visitors and Convention Bureau conducted a 10-day trip, made possible by funding from Sister Cities International’s Leading Asia: Renewing the U.S. and Japan Sister Cities Network program.The Leading Asia program provides funding ...

Sister City Inspires Diwali Celebration

More than 15,000 people attended a “Diwali” celebration in the city of San Antonio, Texas last month making it the largest city sanctioned Diwali event in the United States. Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights,” is a five day festival widely celebrated in India.San Antonio's annual Diwali event, held in the city’s Hemisfair Park, was started to commemorate the city's sister city signing with Chennai, India in 2008. A brainchild of Anuja San Antonio, the NGO that handles the sister city relationship with Chennai, the event has grown from 3000 attendees in 2008 to more than 15,000 in just four years. The Diwali event ...