U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Accepting Applications Now!

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for intensive language study abroad in summer 2021.   For more information and to apply visit https://www.clscholarship.org/apply. Applications are due Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by 8:00pm EST. The CLS Program is a fully-funded intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical ...

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San Elizario, TX sign Sister City Partnership with Ciudad Juarez, MX and Valle de Allende, MX

San Elizario, TX signed Sister City Partnerships with Ciudad Juárez, MX and Valle de Allende, MX this past week as a part of their 2020 Camino Real Binational History Conference held in San Elizario, TX. It as held from September 11-13, 2020. The goals stated in their Memorandum of Understanding Agreement were that all cities seek to enrich cultural understanding, create adult and student exchange opportunities, and broaden cooperation to encourage goodwill between the cities. They also stated that a goal was to support the preservation and promotion of the Camino ...

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San Antonio-Suzhou Friendship City 10 Year Anniversary

San Antonio and Suzhou collaborate celebrating their ten year friendship city anniversary. These sister cities have produced several activities in the context of San Antonio Heritage Festival which will take place this week with outdoor and virtual activities. Some activities that they are holding are: An outdoor exhibit of Suzhou Classical Gardens, a world heritage designation at their own World Heritage Designations, Mission San Jose. This outdoor exhibit is open to foot traffic but are also available for viewing on the website of their World Heritage Office as ...

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Tulsa Sister Cities hold Bell Ringing Ceremony August 8th

Tulsa Sister Cities held a bell ringing ceremony to celebrate 75 years of peace with Japan after the bombings of WWII. See the article written by KJRH Channel 2, the Tulsa NBC affiliate television station, or see the article below. U.S.-Japan Sister Cities bell ringing in Tulsa U.S.-Japan Sister Cities Bell Ringing in Tulsa By: Gitzel Puente Posted at 11:10 AM, Aug 08, 2020 and last updated 9:21 AM, Aug 08, 2020 TULSA, Okla. — Bells will be ringing Saturday night to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the ...

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World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana Assumes Management of Sister Cities of Louisville

PRESS RELEASE World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana Assumes Management of Sister Cities of Louisville LOUISVILLE, KY, August 10, 2020 -- The World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana (WAC), a hub for international exchange, dialogue and learning, have taken over the management of Sister Cities of Louisville (SCL) programs. SCL, established in 1981, made the decision to dissolve as a 501c3 nonprofit organization and approached WAC to take over its programs. In collaboration with Louisville ...

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Muscatine Sister Cities Bell Ringing to Commemorate 75 Years of Peace

Muscatine, Iowa's sister cities commemorated 75 years of peace with Japan after two life changing bombings from World War II. Use this link to find the article that Discover Muscatine published on their Bell Ringing Ceremony, or see below to read the article. MUSCATINE, Iowa–On Aug. 8, Muscatine Sister Cities commemorated 75 years of peace with Japan following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II. The celebration took place at 7:02 p. m., the exact time in Japan (figuring in the time difference) that the atomic bomb dropped in Nagasaki. ...

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Bay Area rings bells for 75th anniversary of atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Bay Area in Northern California partook in the U.S. Japan Sister Cities Bell Ringing Ceremony this year, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Their local news channel wrote about their event, along with an interview of people who were directly affected by the bombings in Japan. See below for the article, or click on this link here. SAN FRANCISCO - The 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima was marked with a ceremony in Japan at 8:15 a.m., the moment of the world's first nuclear attack on ...

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Santa Barbara joins sister city Toba, Japan for bell-ringing display of unity

Santa Barbara joined its sister city Toba, Japan, for bell-ringing to display their unity on August 5, 2020.  They were displayed in their local news outlet, explaining the event and those who participated. See below to see their post, or click on this link to view the news post and video. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara and its sister city Toba, Japan came together Wednesday for a display of unity. Leaders from Santa Barbara and the Sister Cities International Board of Directors met via Zoom with city leaders from Toba, before the groups on opposite ...

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San Antonio, Texas and Gwangju, South Korea put together “First Virtual Pitch”

Embassy Seoul, South Korea put together a "virtual first pitch" with San Antonio TX snd Gwangju, South Korea. They worked with the two cities, along with Gwangju's KIA Tigers baseball team to put together the "virtual first pitch" for this Sunday, July 19th, 2020. Korean teams have been playing without fans actually in the stadium, hence the "virtual first pitch" between the Mayors of the two cities. It was broadcast on local TV in Korea, and the game was picked up by ESPN to be broadcast in the US. The video linked above shows the amazing clip put together for their ...

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A Hopeful World Through Young Artists’ Eyes On Display at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

A local newspaper from New Brunswick, New Jersey, called "TAPinto New Brunswick", wrote an article about the Young Artists and Authors Showcase winner, amongst other artworks that are on display. Read below the text from the article or go directly to the article with this link. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There’s the painting of a ragamuffin doll sewed together from a patchwork of flags, having his heart stitched on. There’s the poem that begins with the words, “Up from the forests/Beaches bare/The people came a marching.” There’s the essay that referen...

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