Our Sister Cities

Connecting Columbus to the World

What is a Sister City?

A sister city, county, or state relationship is a broad-based, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. A sister city, county, or state relationship is officially recognized after the highest elected or appointed official from both communities sign off on an agreement. In addition to volunteers, sister city organizations may include representatives from nonprofits, municipal governments, the private sector, and other civic organizations. Sister city relationships offer the flexibility to form connections between communities that are mutually beneficial and which address issues that are most relevant for partners.

 

Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization that enhances the quality of life of the Greater Columbus region and its global network of sister cities through the development and advocacy of engagement and exchange.

Our Vision

Recognition of Greater Columbus as a vibrant international region through dynamic collaborations with it’s global network of Sister Cities.

Join Us As A Donor

Our donors understand the importance of international connections that expand our understanding of the world and each other.

Our Sister Cities

Accra, Ghana

Sister City since 2015

Our Sister City

Relationship
Columbus and Accra worked together on the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation.

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Ahmedabad, India

Sister City since 2008

Our Sister City

Relationship
Ahmedabad and Columbus’ relationship is rooted in a mutual passion for business and economic growth, along with the largely expanding Indian population in Columbus.

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Curitiba, Brazil

Sister City since 2014

Our Sister City

Relationship
Over the last few years, we have worked with Curitiba on multiple different exchange programs including our annual Marathon Exchange.

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Dresden, Germany

Sister City since 1992

Our Sister City

Relationship
We’ve worked with Dresden to create multiple different cultural exchange programs including the Marathon Exchange, and the Dresden Summer Language Program.

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Genoa, Italy

Sister City since 1955

Our Sister City

Relationship
For over 60 years we have worked with Genoa to provide both of our cities with a greater sense of cultural enrichment.

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Hefei, China

Sister City since 1988

Our Sister City

Relationship
We have worked with Hefei to create multiple cultural exchange programs, including our annual Marathon Exchange.

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Herzliya, Israel

Sister City since 1994

Our Sister City

Relationship
The relationship between our cities is rooted in our mutual passions for economic development and growth.

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Odense, Denmark

Sister City since 1988

Our Sister City

Relationship
GCSCI led a group of Ohio State University’s business students on a trip to Odense to learn about the sustainability-centered culture of Denmark.

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Seville, Spain

Sister City since 1988

Our Sister City

Relationship
We have worked with Seville to develop multiple exchange programs, including the “Experience Seville“delegation led by Commissioner John O’Grady.

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Tainan City, Taiwan

Sister City since 1980

Our Sister City

Relationship
Tainan City is the first Sister City that Columbus had in Asia.

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