The Sister City initiative is based on the conviction that true understanding between people and nations begins with individual involvement. In our area, Sister City programs have been strengthening relationships and communities and engaging with international partners since 1986.

Duluth, Minnesota is a beautiful, world seaport with an international airport and a diverse population, but many of us never get a chance to meet people from foreign countries or enjoy their cultures. We seldom get to see up-close that despite living continents apart, we all want very similar things for our families, our friends and our world. We also rarely engage in a robust way with the diversity of opportunities and perspectives communities around the world have to offer.

Now, more than ever, we have greater opportunities for global understanding, because Duluth Sister Cities International helps bridge the oceans by bringing many of the world’s traditions, cultures and languages right to us, and by taking us to their countries.

Click Here to watch a 6 minute film that tells the story of Duluth Sister Cities International

Click here to watch a two minute film about our newest Sister City in Rania, Iraqi-Kurdistan

Click here to watch a short film about the Japanese Peace Bell in Enger Park

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