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[…]

Educators from Hefei, China Sister City Drop Into GCSCI Office

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[…]

Columbus Sister Cities Marathon Exchange Happy Hour at Land Grant Brewing

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.

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,[…]

Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary

Accra-Columbus Committee Marks First Year, Elects New Chairman and Secretary June 23, 2016 The GCSCI Accra-Columbus Committee marked its first year by holding elections on Saturday. Mr. Benjamin Okley Anyemenu was chosen as the new chairman of the committee and Ms. Naki Akrobettoe was elected secretary. GCSCI looks forward to working with Mr. Anyemenu and[…]