The deadline is fast approaching for high school students from Cagayan de Oro, in the Philippines, to apply to visit Norfolk, Virginia, as part of a new summer exchange program between the two sister cities later this year.
The Philippine students will stay with Norfolk High School students and their families during the first half of July, and are expected to visit local monuments, museums, parks, souvenir shops, and the city’s naval base. They will also visit the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The new program was organized by Cheryl McGarrigle, chair of ...
A virtual classroom project launched this month, connecting Elm Place Middle School in Highland Park, Illinois, to Los Volcanes School in Highland Park’s sister city Puerto Vallarta, in Mexico.
The joint effort of the Highland Park Sister Cities Foundation (HPSCF) and the Puerto Vallarta Sister Cities Committee connects the classes of Elm Place teacher Lori Wyatt and Los Volcanes teacher Raul Gibran through the study of poetry.
Using a virtual platform called Edmodo, students will explore the values we share with people in other countries. The project also enables ...
In 1972, Kettering, Ohio established their first sister city relationship with Steyr, Austria. Since then, they have created lasting traditions and legacies together. The two cities have overseen five adult homestays and have conducted an alternating youth exchange for the past 40 years.
Kettering and Steyr also participate in cultural exchange: they have been sending music and performance groups to each other’s cities since 1980. Their most outstanding cultural exchanges include when Kettering sent their civic band to Steyr to help celebrate the city’s 1,000th ...
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.
Sister Cities International is among the second cohort of virtual exchange programs to be funded by the Stevens Initiative, an international effort to build career and global competence skills for young people ...
"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.
The visiting students, three teachers and the school principal Shougo Fujiwara formed this year’s delegation from Nichinan Gakuen Junior-Senior High School, Portsmouth High’s “Sister School” since 1997. Their song would have been familiar to Baron ...
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. Additionally, both cities are geographically and demographically similar, have a deeply rooted maritime history, and are home to a lot of innovators and cultural strongholds. Baltimore and Rotterdam also face ...
Contributed by Tonya R. Richardson of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Wilmington, DE.
The Wilmington Children’s Chorus (WCC) said goodbye, again to good friends this summer after hosting Germany’s Kammerorchester der Jugend Fulda (Fulda Youth Orchestra) for a week of combined rehearsals, performances, friendship, and fun, which began on July 21. The collaboration concluded in a gala concert held on July 29.The project was sponsored in part by Sister Cities of Wilmington, Delaware and the City of Wilmington.
The 2017 collaboration between Fulda and Wilmington, ...
In concurrence with our Annual Conference, Sister Cities International holds a Youth Leadership Summit each year where students from all over the U.S. and the globe gather to learn about citizen diplomacy and garner leadership skills for a future in international relations. This year’s Summit was extra fun for our students as they enjoyed the sites of Virginia Beach and worked together to solve international issues. Read below for our day by day recap of the Summit.
Day One, July 12th: Futures in Citizen Diplomacy
On Wednesday July 12th, nearly 90 students arrived in ...
Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.There is a sewing group meeting every month here in Seattle and what they are making is changing the lives of young women half way around the world. Nicole Sanchez tells us how this is more than your typical sewing group and how it is keeping girls safe and in school. This is a special project of the Seattle Limbe Sister City Association & Sarah Allen Sisterhood Saturday Sewing Sisters.
Blog contributed by Kiwanis International. Click here to view the original blog post on Medium.Kiwanis and Sister Cities Send Six Teens on a Mission to Learn the Virtue of Global Understanding.The fate of the world rested in the hands of Lukos Stefan and other countries’ representatives at a last-hope peace conference in Washington, D.C. Like the other diplomats around him, Stefan had arrived at this meeting as a firm advocate of his nation’s agenda and his personal convictions. Nuclear war was imminent. Compromise was not an option.Not really.But that was ...