2017 Inbound Wilhelmshaven Exchange a Great Success

Under the new able leadership of John Hurst and Markus Wegener, our Wilhelmshaven Committee hosted a delegation of eighteen (fifteen students and the chaperone brought his family) for the month of July.  We are indebted to Acoustical Sheetmetal. Without their support...

Our Toulon Committee Celebrates the Return of Exchange Program

For two weeks in July, three host families received three high school exchange students from Toulon, France. We will be sending several students over for a visit in July 2018. Watch our website for details. Dates and applications should be posted by the end of...

Norfolk Sister City Association Joins Downtown Norfolk Council as a Table Sponsor for 2017 Annual Meeting

It is with great pride and pleasure that NSCA helped the DNC celebrate its annual accomplishments at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Downtown is a great part of what makes Norfolk a rewarding and unique place to live and do business!   ...

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, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come help us celebrate our accomplishments of 2017; vote on the new Board members for 2018 and get ready for 5th Annual PassPORT to Norfolk’s Sister Cities  and the return of Lantern Asia at Norfolk Botanical Garden!    (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

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

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

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

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

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

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.