Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Cultural exchanges provide the foundation for the majority of sister city relationships, bridging differences between nations through city-to-city partnerships and educating on a local level. These exchanges take many different forms, from elementary school pen pal project to tours by internationally-renowned artists. Musical performances, art exhibits, construction of peace parks or tea gardens, international cultural festivals, and teacher exchanges are popular throughout the sister city network.

Sister Cities International facilitates these exchanges through support and resources for its member programs.

Global Fest in Aurora, CO welcomes new sister city from Adama, Ethiopia

Global Fest in Aurora, CO welcomes new sister city from Adama, Ethiopia in August 2014

Mayor Vincent Gray

Mayor Vincent Gray signs MOU with Beijing on behalf of the D.C. Arts and Humanities Commission