Sister City Youth

Teacher Exchange Programs

A unique opportunity to improve international understanding, teacher exchanges allow teachers to work in the sister city. This guide includes all the basic information on creating and running a teacher exchange program, along with a time frame. General Exchange Programs  (PDF 225kb)

Youth Exchange Programs

Youth exchange is one of the most common and rewarding types of sister city projects. The materials in this guide are designed to offer a basic checklist of components to establish a youth exchange program. Download Guide For Youth Exchange  (PDF 217kb)

Young Artists Showcase Competition

Since 1988, the Sister Cities International Young Artists Showcase has encouraged youth from around the globe to consider the honorable mission of Sister Cities International and express their interpretation of that mission promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, cooperation through one individual, one community at a time. Hundreds of artists have shared their talent with the sister cities community over the past 20 years. Visit the SCI website for more information.

Young Authors Showcase Competition

This literary showcase is a special opportunity for high school students from around the world to express, through the written word, their impressions and interpretation of Sister Cities International’s mission: promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation — one individual, on community at a time. Visit the SCI website for more information.