3rd Annual Experience Ghana was a grand success!

More than 130 Tema enthusiasts came to the Murray Center on March 4 to celebrate our 3rd annual Experience Ghana event. Tema, Ghana Public Affairs Officer, Frank Asante happened to be in Norfolk and joined the celebration.     ...
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Our Kaliningrad Committee Celebrates Maslenitsa 2017

More than 100 members of Norfolk Sister City Association and the local Russian speaking community came to Church of the Good Shepherd on February 26 to celebrate Maslenitsa. Sincere appreciation is extended to the members of the Hampton Roads Russian Business...
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Our Kitakyushu Committee Delivers its First YGC Program with the help of 10 Japanese University Students

The 3rd and 6th grade classes at the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood had their turn at a YGC program on February 13 when ten visiting college students from Kitakyushu, Japan delivered our first Japanese YGC program.    ...
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Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

ようこそ

Tema, Ghana

Welcome

Toulon, France

Bienvenue

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Welcome

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Maayong Pag-abot

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Willkommen

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Welcome

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

欢迎

About The Norfolk Sister City Association


The Norfolk Sister City Association was founded in 1976 and is a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington D.C. The Association is a non-profit civic organization which coordinates the activities of Norfolk's sister cities program. Its purpose is to foster international understanding, friendship and cooperation through people-to-people exchanges and long-term partnerships between Norfolk and its sister cities. The association aims to involve a broad spectrum of the community in citizen diplomacy and to be a catalyst for linking counterpart organizations in Norfolk with its sister cities to enable them to conduct exchanges of mutual interest.

Upcoming Events



  • July 27, 2017 - July 29, 2017
    6:00 am - 6:00 pm

                                      Host families are welcome to join their German exchange students on the trip to Washington, D.C. the cost is $225 per person.  This includes round trip bus; two night stay at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City (up to four students per roon); breakfast for two days; snacks on bus trip up and back; all (more…)


  • August 7, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  After enjoying the free meeting month of July, we need everyone back & focused to finish the year strong. We need to work on FY18 budget; new Board selections & officers. We have exciting updates to share on PassPORT and the annual winter social. (more…)


  • August 9, 2017 - August 18, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Since we all received a break from meetings in July, we hope to have perfect attendance for the August Board meeting. We have lots of exciting updates. NOW is the time to work on our FY18 budget and new Board members / slate of officers! (more…)

Join The Norfolk Sister City Association Today 

Individual

$30/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
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Family

$50/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
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Ambassador

$250/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 1 complimentary dinner at Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary NSCA logo gear
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Benefactor

$500/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 2 complimentary dinners at Annual Meeting
  • Complimentary NSCA logo gear
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Corporate Member

$500/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 1 complimentary dinner at Annual Meeting
  • Logo Displayed in Quarterly Newsletter
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Corporate Benefactor

$1000/Yr
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • ”News Flash” emails
  • Ability to participate in NSCA travel
  • Notice of International Events of Interest
  • Invitations to Receptions with Visiting Dignitaries
  • Ability to homestay International Guests
  • 2 complimentary dinners at Annual Meeting
  • Recognition at NSCA Events
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Norfolk Sister City Association (NSCA) is to foster international understanding, friendship, and cooperation by promoting people-to-people exchanges and continuing relationships between Norfolk, Virginia and its international sister cities.

Goals

Norfolk Sister City Association is a non-profit citizen diplomacy organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between Norfolk, Virginia and international communities. We strive to build global cooperation at the municipal level, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.

Actions

We provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.

We create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.

We stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, business, professional and technical exchanges and projects.

We partner with businesses and organizations in Hampton Roads which share similar goals.