5th Annual PassPORT to Norfolk’s Sister Cities

Don't miss this year's fabulous celebration of international entertainment and cuisine!   We are back at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside   This year's restaurant lineup: Baker's Crust representing Halifax, Canada Yukai Buffet representing Ningbo, China Omar's Carriage...

2018 Young Artists Showcase Winners Announced

Winners of the 2018 Young Artists Showcase were acknowledged at a reception held at the Kroc Center on March 8. We are very proud of our art students at Norfolk Public Schools!  1st Place Photography – Cornelius Scott, Booker T. Washington High School 2nd Place...

First YGC Program of the Year Takes Place at the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont

As part of our way of celebrating African American History month, members of our Tema, Ghana Committee delivered a program to the 6th grade classes at the Academy for International Studies at Rosemont. The Program was well received and the students acquired expanded...

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

  • May 9, 2018
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please plan on attending our May Board meeting. We need one of our Sister City Committees to take on the summer social – held in June! (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.