6th Annual PassPORT to Norfolk’s Sister Cities

Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm We are taking a cruise around the world via our sister cities. New this year are gaming tables for great prizes for those with the most chips to trade in for raffle chances. Get your tickets today!  This year's culinary...

Tema Sister City Committee Delivers YGC Program

Members of our Tema, Ghana Sister City Committee delivered a YGC program to the 7th Grade at Academy of International Studies at Rosemont.

2019 Engage Norfolk

Thank you Councilwoman Andria McClellan for organizing this event. It was the second year Norfolk Sister City Association participated.  We experienced great traffic passing by our booth. Our Vice President & Education Committee Chair, Gloria Hagans;...

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

  • April 1, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This will be our last EC meeting in the Visit Norfolk Conference Room. Come May, we will be meeting on the 2nd floor, General Services Conference Room.  (more…)

  • April 10, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please note that this will be our last meeting in the Visit Norfolk Training Room. Come May, we will meet on the 2nd floor, General Services Conference Room. Charlene Christopher will run the meeting. (more…)

  • April 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the   for celebrity chef cuisine, international entertainment and fun times at the gaming tables! Omar’s Carriage House representing Toulon, France Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas representing Norfolk by Sea Supper Southern Morsel representing Norfolk by Land Cuisine & Company representing Norfolk County, England CP Shuckers representing Cagayan (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.