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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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 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[…]
Educators from Hefei, China Sister City Drop Into GCSCI Office August 19, 2016 GCSCI had the opportunity to meet with 10 student affairs professionals from our Sister City Hefei, China today and share our unique experiences working with higher education. We were very excited to open a dialogue about our approaches to student needs and[…]
Africa’s Capital of Cool With its thriving contemporary art and nightlife scenes, the Ghanaian cityof Accra has become a cosmopolitan hot spot. Here’s what to do there. Click here to visit the original story By ALEXANDER LOBRANO JULY 12, 2016 On a sultry night in Accra, the air smells of wood smoke, brine from the[…]
Don’t miss out on this year’s 15th annual GhanaPic, which will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Maloney Park! Stop by for fun, food, games, a celebration of Ghanaian culture, and bringing together the community in Columbus. See the flyer below for more information!
Stop by Land Grant Brewing and join Greater Columbus Sister Cities International to celebrate our 2016 Marathon Exchange Ambassadors. 20 percent of all sales will go to the Marathon Exchange and will help cover costs for the runners. Land Grant Brewery is home to a beautiful tap room just west of downtown Columbus.