The Big 2019 Soiree Reveal – This Year’s Location is Norfolk Botanical Garden

The event runs 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Guests are welcome to arrive beginning at 5:00 pm to work on their table décor.  We will be in the Butterfly Garden - full shade, on Lake Whitehurst; by the Butterfly House & bathrooms. We will have use of the Garden's tram...

Join us for the 6th annual Soiree en Blanc

The event will be held Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, rain or shine, at a secret (and breathtaking) outdoor location in Norfolk. The venue will open and registration will begin at 5:30 pm. We will reveal the location by email 24 hours prior to the...

Norfolk Sister City Association was the Audience for the June 5 edition of the Hampton Roads Show

Thank you to our friends at WAVY TV 10 for helping us promote our summer exchange programs. Assorted NSCA members and past exchange program participants helped to make up the audience for that day's episode! Alexis Smith; Mina Barberis; Jennifer Priest; Spence Chupik;...

Our Sister Cities

Kitakyushu, Japan

Tema, Ghana

Toulon, France

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Norfolk County, United Kingdom

Our Friendship City

Ningbo-Beilun, China

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

  • September 11, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We need everyone to do their utmost to attend. Our focus is the FY20 budget, slate of officers and new Board members. (more…)

  • 2019 Annual International Luncheon
    October 6, 2019
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Come help us celebrate our 43rd Year! We will present our annual awards and review our many accomplishments. This year’s speaker, Dr. Noelle Gabriel, Chair, School Board, Norfolk Public Schools,   will address the topic of foreign language instruction and social studies.                           (more…)

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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.


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.


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.