Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Linking Durham to Cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania

Make A Donation

Our Annual Fund Drive,  Nov. - Dec.
Your tax-deductible donation helps support: -- Numerous Exchange visits,
-- Hosting international visitors to Durham.
Our Exchange programs are in the areas of Education, the Arts, Business, Medicine, Local Government, Environment.

We invite you to make a Donation:
1)  Use the PayPal Button above.
2)  Or Mail a check to:
Sister Cities of Durham
P.O. Box 767;  Durham, NC 27702 

Thank you for your support of 

Sister Cities of Durham


What Do We Do?

Pictured: Our Festival of Nations on Oct. 12

We celebrated Durham's diversity - 18 nations represented:

-- Argentina, China, Costa Rica, England, Greece,
East Africa Countries, Guatemala, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Romania, Russia, Tanzania, and Scandinavian countries:

 Total of 41 vendors and booths:
12 International Booths
Food Tent -- 9 countries
11 Performers:  Musicians;  Dancers --Tango, Dragon Dancers, Scandinomium;  Choirs; Karate; Drummers
Vendors selling clothing, jewelry, crafts, etc.

  • A Festival to introduce you to Durham's diverse global culture and the many international groups in Durham.
                      Save the date for 2020  -- Oct. 11


                 What Do We Do?

           Library Presentations:
3:00, Sun., Nov. 24, Southwest Regional
        Topic:   "Our 30th Anniversary"
   This program will feature table displays of our Sister Cities and information about how Sister Cities has been a major part of Durham since 1989, by linking Durham to our Sister Cities around the world.  

  Expand Durham's Network of International Cities:
 In 2019, we added these New Sister Cities:
-- Tilaran, Costa Rica
-- Celaya, Mexico
-- Sibiu, Romania
Pictured above: 
Durham Mayor Steve Schewel with Sibiu Mayor Fedor, as they signed our latest Sister Cities partnership on September 16.
     They join our Sister Cities Family:
Arusha, Celaya, Durham-UK, Kavala, Kostroma, Toyama and Zhuzhou, and our Friendship Cities, Kunshan and Xianning in China.

High School Exchange Visits 
Exchanges in 2018 and 2019,
Durham, England and Kostroma, Russia.  

Durham students welcome students from England and Kostroma at RDU airport.


We invite you to join us in Sister Cities of Durham to promote a greater understanding of Durham's international connections.

Annual Membership Dues:

-- Family Membership          $35

-- Individual Membership     $20

-- Student Membership        $10

Also Life Time Membership    $300


Payment can be made on our PayPal button,

or Mail checks to:

  Sister Cities of Durham

  PO Box 767;  Durham, NC 27702

Thanks for supporting Sister Cities of Durham

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