Greater Columbus Sister Cities International in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Dresden Sister City, Inc.  have selected the 2018 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors.  This is the seventh year that columbus will participate in this exchange with Dresden and the fourth year for Curitiba and Hefei. The Marathon Exchange is a program intended to[…]

Columbus Futsal Offers International Connection in Columbus

  New relationship with Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital looks to Increase Reach and Engagement October 25, 2017 The Columbus Futsal Club and the Columbus Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced a recent partnership amidst the growing popularity of futsal in Columbus. Columbus futsal is taking off in Columbus and it brings an international flavor with it. Several[…]

Ohio State Professor Marcello Canova Wins Pesto Championship

  October 14, 2017 In a heated Pesto Championship at the 2017 Columbus Italian Festival, Marcello Canova emerged among the competitors as the Columbus Pesto Champion. Columbus hosted judges from our sister city of Genoa, Italy, as well as city leaders to figure out the best of the pesto. Each contestant was given the traditional ingredients[…]

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The 2017 Columbus Pesto Championship

In partnership with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International, the Columbus Italian Festival will host the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on October 8, 2017 to crown the city’s premiere pesto maker. The winner will represent Columbus and advance to the World Pesto Championship in Genoa, Italy. Ten local contestants will compete during the Columbus Italian Festival[…]

Lessons from the Global Classroom

When Greater Columbus Sister Cities International (GCSCI) President Tim Sword took his students on a study abroad trip to Odense, Denmark, they returned not only with an increased knowledge of sustainable business practices, but also a sense of sisterhood and a connection to Odense. In March 2015, Sword set off with a group of 10[…]

The Marathon Exchange and International Friendships

For some, running is simply an exercise, but for GCSCI it’s a way to deepen our relationships abroad. This year we welcomed 6 international athletes from our sister cities of Curitiba, Brazil and Hefei, China to participate in the Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon. The week included various activities that focused on engaging the runners and[…]

GCSCI Welcomes International Runners

In conjunction with next week’s GCSCI annual meeting, Columbus will also be welcoming 6 marathon runners from our sister cities of Hefei, China and Curitiba, Brazil. These international athletes will be participating in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon on October 16. The runners range from university students to business owners. All of them are[…]

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser

GCSCI Celebrates Marathon Ambassadors at Land Grant Fundraiser August 28, 2016 On Wednesday, August 24, beer flowed, laughs were shared, and funds were raised for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors at Land Grant Brewery for the 2016 Marathon Exchange Happy Hour. The ambassadors (pictured below with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon Director Darris Blackford) will[…]

You’re Invited! GCAC Welcome Reception for Christoph David

GCAC Welcome Reception for 2016 Artist Exchange Program Participant Christoph David July 12, 2016 You are invited to attend a welcome reception presented by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to welcome their 2016 Artist Exchange Program participant, Cristoph David. Each year, GCAC welcomes an international artist to the city to work alongside local artists,[…]