Norfolk Sister City Association Celebrates Its First Student Exchange with Cagayan de Oro

Six high school students and one chaperone spent part of July in a two week cultural immersion program. While here, the students delivered a YGC program; toured Washington, DC and experienced a slice of life with American families over summer break. Thanks are...

2018 Outbound Exchange to Toulon, France

Three students traveled to Toulon for a two week homestay cultural emersion experience. We thank Hampton Roads Ventures for their scholarship support. A grand time was had by...

Nine Students and One Chaperone Travel to Wilhelmshaven, Germany

This year's outbound delegation included students from Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake Public Schools, as well as Norfolk Collegiate School and home school programs. Our delegation was out from July 15 - August 5.                  Thank you to Acoustical...

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

  • December 11, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 11, 6:00 pm, Church of the Good Shepherd Our Norfolk County, UK Sister City Committee is planning our Annual Meeting. In addition to voting in new Board members, announcing the new officers and kicking off ticket sales for 2019 PassPORT, we will celebrate the holiday season with some traditional Boxing Day treats and (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.