Friendship between international cities.

In 1956, President Eisenhower initiated the "People to People Program" as a conduit for "Greater International Understanding" through "direct, close and abiding communication between cities." Today, over 900 U.S. cities have established affiliations with cities worldwide. California leads the country with 188 sister cities.

The Newport Beach Sister City Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization which endeavors to promote international communication, understanding, education and friendship between the people of Newport Beach and the people of foreign cities. These principles are accomplished through the following activities:

  • Cultural Exchanges

  • Business Exchanges

  • Student & Teacher Exchanges

  • Student Scholarships

  • Host Families

  • Fund Raising

As a member, you will be able to learn about new cultures, customs and lifestyles; meet interesting people with mutual interests; travel to our sister cities with other members; participate in association fund-raising events; attend parties and dinners to commemorate foreign holidays; assist in event-planning by volunteering on committees; and share our goals for international unity.