2023 Student Exchange

Tempe Sister Cities is restarting its In-Person student exchange for Summer 2023.
The last day to apply is January 29th, 2023!

About TSC

Our student exchange, educator exchange, and professional exchange programs are among our many valued programs that help promote international good will and cultural understanding. Tempe Sister Cities’ encourages cross-cultural cooperation and collaboration by building friendships between people and partnerships between communities. Tempe has eleven sister cities worldwide.

Sending students abroad through our Tempe Sister Cities Student Exchange program is our top priority, as well as supporting our sister cities through activities to promote international goodwill and cultural understanding.

Fundraisers like Oktoberfest and Hackett House events support our mission to bridge cultural divides and create personal connections both abroad and at home.

The Historic Hackett House, which serves as headquarters for the award winning Tempe Sisters Cities, provides a wonderful backdrop which inspires our staff to create programs and events that allows us to participate in and enrich our community.


Our volunteers’ creativity makes Tempe Sister Cities a national leader in innovative fundraising strategies. From our annual Oktoberfest, three day festival to the Hackett House historic bakery complex.

Get Involved

Tempe Sister Cities has received an Overall Best Sister City Program in America award four times and more than 20 additional awards ranging from “Overcoming Geographical Distance” to “Developing Local Awareness” to “Contribution to World Peace and Understanding.”

News & Announcements

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration
    If you’ve been a part of Tempe Sister Cities over the past 50+ years, you are invited!
  • Tempe Sister Cities Receives Award from U.S. Department of State
    WASHINGTON, DC – Tempe, Arizona Sister Cities has been named as one of three recipients of the U.S. State Department’s annual 2020 Citizen Diplomacy award. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the organization was selected out of a record 22 nomination this year. Awards are presented to one winner and two runner up positions.   “Sister Cities has been one of our nominating partners since day one. Tempe Sister Cities stood out for their creative youth programs and teacher exchanges,” said a State Department spokesperson.  The Citizen Diplomacy Award was created to celebrate the significant, beneficial contributions of U.S. citizens and organizations to […]
  • A Word from newly elected TSC President, David Carrera
    In the photo, from left to right: First Emeritus member: Honorable Harry Mitchell, Treasurer: Pete Ewen, Parliamentarian: Paul Sheard, Assistant Treasurer: Zak Scott, President: David Carrera, Secretary: Kathy Schreiner, 2nd Vice President: Larry West, 1st Vice President: Dean Gambino Ten years ago I became involved in Tempe Sister Cities when we made a donation to a delegate going to Carlow, Ireland. Two years later we were preparing our oldest daughter, Milena, for her experience in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Three years after that we were packing our youngest daughter, Eliana, for the trip of her life also to Lower Hutt. […]
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