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Connecting Columbus to the World

There are many ways that you can get involved with Greater Columbus Sister Cities International. Whether providing financial support as a Global Partner to sustain our programs or volunteering with our events and delegations, we would love to have your support. Learn more about how you can be a part of our work!


Join Us as a Global Partner

Our Global Partnerships are comprised of a distinguished group of Columbus individuals, organizations and businesses who join the Mayor’s appreciation for our city’s diversity of arts, culture, economy and neighborhoods.

Our partners understand the importance of people-to-people relationships and international connections that expand our understanding of the world and each other. Through these touch-points, barriers reduce and borders expand allowing impactful economic and cultural exchanges to flourish.

Help Us Connect Columbus to the World

With a mission to create exchanges and connections that promote peace and strengthen communities and by celebrating and appreciating differences around the world, we can build long-lasting relationships, increase international trade and empower the future leaders of tomorrow. Greater Columbus Sister Cities is seeking dynamic, creative, innovative individuals to be an integral part of our fast-paced, mission to connect Columbus to the world.

Become a GCSCI Volunteer

“ Volunteering for Greater Columbus Sister Cities International has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned so much about the 10 sister cities we have, but I have learned even more about my own city. Promoting global citizenship in our community and helping foster relationships between our government and governments around the world has been one of the greatest educational and professional opportunities I have ever had. I am so grateful for my time at GCSCI and I would recommend this volunteer program to anyone.”


Emily Cooner
GCSCI Volunteer

Join Us As A Donor

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

Featured Events

Columbus Pesto Championship

The sister city relationship between Genoa, Italy and Columbus, Ohio has been in place since 1955. Ten local contestants will take the stage to see who can produce the best pesto in the City of Columbus.

Dresden Education Exchange

Dresden became a Sister City on June 4, 1992. Since the start of our relationship, we’ve worked with Dresden to create multiple different cultural exchange programs.

Sister City Marathon Exchange

This program is intended to promote international exchange by sending local runners to represent Columbus as Cultural Ambassadors to run a half or full marathon in either the Dresden, Germany; Hefei, China; or Curitiba, Brazil.

Our Global Partners