Carly Damman: Marathon Ambassador to Curitiba

This fall GCSCI sent 12 ambassadors to our sister cities in Germany, Brazil, and China. These individuals were not your typical “official” representatives of Columbus in suits and ties; all of them were marathon runners taking part in GCSCI’s Marathon Exchange Program. In order to learn more about their individual experiences in these vastly different[…]

Globalizing Columbus: My Sister Cities Experience

15 weeks can fly by just like that if you’re not careful. My internship with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) was unconventional to say the least, but invaluable nonetheless. Graduating from Ohio State in May of 2016, I accepted a job with GE Aviation, with the caveat that my start date would not be[…]

Columbus International Program Director Travels to Sister City of Hefei, China

Columbus International Program‘s Executive Director Mark Poeppelmen and Chinese Business Development Coordinator, Jiyu Jia took a trip to China in the beginning of October. Their stops included our sister city of Hefei and our sister state of Hubei. While in Hefei, Mark and Jiyu met with our counterpart Becky Liu and Shen Yekui, the Vice[…]

BUSINESS TRIP TO HEFEI

Columbus International Program‘s Executive Director Mark Poeppelmen and Chinese Business Development Coordinator, Jiyu Jia took a trip to China in the beginning of October. Their stops included our sister city of Hefei and our sister state of Hubei. While in Hefei, Mark and Jiyu met with our counterpart Becky Liu and Shen Yekui, the Vice[…]

FROM THE DISPATCH: PORT COLUMBUS SEEKS DIRECT SERVICE TO ASIA

Originally posted in the Columbus Dispatch: Could Tokyo or Mumbai join the list of destinations from Port Columbus? It’s not likely to happen within the next year, but securing a direct flight to Asia seems increasingly likely with the growth in travel between central Ohio and countries such as India, Japan and China. “Service is[…]

FEDERATION OF INDIAN ASSOCIATIONS MEETING

On Saturday, May 16th, GCSCI attended the FIA-Ohio.org & Indian Festival of Columbus, Ohio Community Reception Dinner honoring Mayor Mike Coleman and Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Consul Gerneral of India, New York. Here are two pictures from the FIA-OHIO Community Reception. The FIA-Ohio exists to create awareness about the Indian culture, adding to the cultural diversity of Ohio. The festival is a one[…]

FROM COLUMBUS UNDERGROUND: ACCRA CEREMONY

Originally from Columbus Underground: At his final State of the City address last month, Mayor Michael Coleman told attendees that as the first African-American mayor of Columbus, he could not leave office without opening a relationship with a sister city in Africa. The Mayor then announced that Accra, Ghana would become Columbus’ newest sister city, eliciting[…]