Delegate Exchange and Hosting Opportunities

Find information here on delegate or student exchanges happening through Duluth Sister Cities International.  See our calendar for current schedules!

Ohara Isumi-City, Japan

Duluth hosts or sends adult delegations and middle school student exchanges in alternating years.  This year is a hosting year for the youth exchange and a travel year for adult delegates!


Växjö, Sweden

From competitive soccer to shared Scandinavian heritage, there is no shortage of interest in Duluth to travel to our Swedish sister city.

Petrozavodsk, Russia

Over the past year four exchange visits have taken place in Duluth and Petrozavodsk as part of the New Steps International best practices exchange, funded by a State Department Peer-to-Peer Dialogue grant. Visit the project website for more info:

– Here you can see some of the partners involved during the Student Delegation Program that took place in Duluth in April, 2015.

Official delegations occur in alternating years.

Thunder Bay, Canada

Official delegations occur in alternating years.  Unofficial visits between church congregations, base ball fans, etc happen often!

Rania, Iraqi Kurdistan

An adult delegation traveled to Rania in January 2017! Going forward we hope to explore opportunities for professional exchanges between Duluth and our newest sister city.