Norfolk Sister City Association Office Has Moved!

Effective May 2, our new home is located at 800 East City Hall Avenue. If you need to visit us, please use the entrance for Norfolk Public Schools Administration.  Thank you to the City of Norfolk Sheraton Norfolk Waterside and Brooks Transfer & Storage for...

Thank you to our 2019 PassPORT Sponsors and Restaurant Winners

Our guests had a delightful time cruising around the world. The gaming tables were a particular hit.  Congratulations to Cuisine & Company for winning Best Interpretation and Peoples Choice Congratulations to Omar's Carriage House for Critics' Choice...

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...

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



  • June 19, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Don’t miss our first Board meeting run by our new President, Gary Bonnewell!  We have lots of program updates for this busy and exciting summer. We had 15 Board members attend last month’s meeting. Let us see if we can hit 20 members for June! (more…)


  • 2019 Wilhelmshaven Exchange Ticketed Events
    July 8, 2019 - July 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This “event” offers a payment portal for the 2019 Wilhelmshaven Exchange host families to pay for the activities that their students plan to attend. Your Germans are covered under the program. You are only paying for your children. If other members of your family wish to participate, they are welcome.  We need to registration and (more…)


  • August 8, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

You are invited to join us for the Sixth Annual Soirée en blanc, sponsored by the Toulon Committee of Norfolk Sister City Association. 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 (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.

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.