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Sister Cities International Receives Grant from the Stevens Initiative to Expand Virtual Exchange for Special Education Students

11/06/2017

WASHINGTON, DC, (November 6, 2017) - The Stevens Initiative today announced the award of a 1.5-year grant to Sister Cities International, one of 13 new grants funded through an international competition to use online, collaborative learning to increase cross-cultural understanding and equip young people with the skills needed to thrive in a 21st century economy.

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Portsmouth welcomes Japanese students

10/31/2017

"PORTSMOUTH -- Twenty Japanese students sang a traditional 1904 Japanese song “The Hills of Home” to the assembled student body of Portsmouth High School on Thursday, Oct. 5.

The Portsmouth High chorus answered them with the same song, in English, which they’d prepared as part of the Japanese welcome assembly.

Mayor of Baltimore and Langenberg

Baltimore and Rotterdam Are Working Towards “Sustainable Cities” Together

10/27/2017

In 1985, Baltimore, Maryland, and Rotterdam, Netherlands established a sister city relationship on some common ground: Baltimore lost a great deal of their infrastructure in the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, and Rotterdam’s city center was destroyed during World War II. These disasters forced them to rebuild their communities from the ground up in the 20th century.

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Korean War vet travels to Hampton sister city in South Korea

10/26/2017

Story contributed by Kate Mishkin of the Daily Press


"The first time Marvin Swain was offered a trip to South Korea, he opted out. The Korean War veteran couldn’t handle any more painful memories from his time in the Navy.

Fukui Delegation visits New Brunswick Town Hall

Kusakabe Taro: the Samurai Connecting New Brunswick and Fukui

10/11/2017

 From October 4th through the 7th New Brunswick, New Jersey hosted a delegation from Fukui, Japan to celebrate 35 years of friendship. The two cities formed their sister city relationship in 1982, committing to exchanging ideas and culture in order to promote peace and grow together.

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