TSC Student Summer Program Donations

Please help TSC by donating to the student summer activities programs.  Each year the 32 Tempe student delegates raise funds to support the many summer activities they enjoy with the 32 international student visitors from our sister cities.  If you would like to make a donation, please click here. Make a Summer Program Donation. Tempe Sister Cities as a 501(c)3 compliant non-profit organization.  You donation is 100% tax deductible.

Tempe Sister Cities 2013 Year In Review

2013 has been a busy year for Tempe Sister Cities Members and all of our hardworking volunteers, so we thought it important to recap some of our top newsletter stories of the past year.  We hope you will check our web site often as we continue to celebrate our Tempe Sister Cities and Hackett House activities during 2014. Our continued goal is  “Bringing the World Together…  One Friendship at a Time” Happy New Year from all of us at Tempe Sister Cities. January (Click Here to View Full Articles)     New Zealand Educator Exchange News     Hackett House School Tours […]


Selection Night was a memorable experience for 32 high school juniors from around Tempe. It was the night they were selected to be 2012 Tempe Sister City Delegates to 8 international destinations. The excitement was in the air as each student stepped up on the stage to hear which sister city they will be visiting this summer. Visiting Beaulieu sur Mer, France will be Hollly Berns, Kelsey Files, Colin McCormick,and Kimberely Valentine. Going to Carlow, Ireland will be

2012 TSC Teacher Exchange Delegates Selected

On the agenda for the evening at the recent “Shoulder to Shoulder” was the introduction of the five educators who have been chosen to represent Tempe Sister Cities in our summer exchange.  Chris Crain (Math Coach, Kyrene) will be our first exchange teacher to Cuenca, Ecuador.  Lori McClellen (Gifted Educ. and Social Studies Coordinator, TD3) and Wendy Young (K teacher, Broadmor School, TD3) are going to Regensburg, Germany.  Crissy Johnson (K teacher, Fuller School, TD3) and Janice Eubank (Instructional Coach, Hudson School, TD3) are going to Lower Hutt. The Core Team is delighted to welcome these educators to the teacher […]

TSC Hosts New Zealand Educator Exchange Teachers

It was all about New Zealand at Jan O’Malley’s house on Jan 12 when she hosted a “Shoulder to Shoulder” to honor teachers Anya Geelen and Jennifer Stacey from our Lower Hutt exchange.  Anya and Jen had glowing things to say about their visit, agreeing that while New Year’s Eve in Vegas was great fun, Arizona’s Grand Canyon was the highlight of their holiday break travels.  And then, as Jen put it, “reality kicked in” with everyone back in school, but Jen and Anya didn’t exactly play hooky as their hosts returned to work.  Anya said that they “really enjoyed […]

A Summer of International Travel and Adventure for 64 Students

Thirty-two Tempe Sister City students are embarking on their unique adventures in one of our many sister cities this month. They will spend 5 weeks with their sister city brother or sister and return with them as part of their exchange. Sixty-four students from all over the world will be experiencing all that Tempe, Arizona and the southwest have to offer.

Letter from Sarah Hill-TSC Delegate to Lower Hutt 2001

My name is Sarah Hill and  I was a delegate in 2001 to Lower Hutt. I was originally selected to go to Skopje, but due to the war in Kosovo we were not sent. My sister Rachel Hill was a delegate to Skopje seven years later. I am currently living in Regensburg and I’d love to share with you the story of how I came to live here.

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