2019 Tempe Sister Cities Student Selection Information

… Are you ready for the summer of a lifetime? Click here for the 2019 Student Ambassador Selection Information & Application! PROGRAM OVERVIEW The TSC student exchange program is open to residents of the city of Tempe who are juniors during the 2018-2019 academic year. Learn more about whether or not you qualify for the program toward the bottom of this page. Engage in cross-cultural exchange with like-minded peers in cities around the world Be part of the more than 900 Tempe high school students have participated in the Tempe Sister Cities student exchange! Gain experiences and build friendships that […]

2018 “Making A World of Difference” Awards and Banquet

Tempe Sister Cities 12th Annual “Making A World Of Difference” Awards and Banquet What Can One Person Do…to help the disadvantaged, the sick, the people trapped in grinding poverty all around the globe?  The very idea seems overwhelming. The Tempe Sister City organization created “Making A World of Difference” to honor individuals who have truly brought aid and comfort and hope to the less fortunate…whose achievements inspire us…and whose ongoing efforts have reached the world stage. The 2018 Honorees include: Kenton Lee-The Shoe That Grows Connie Sunday-E3 Africa Michael & Michelle Tessendorf-Orchard Africa Charlotte Gould-Stitches By Charlotte See more information […]

“TSC Boot Scootin’ Holiday Party”

Tempe Sister Cities presents a “Boot Scootin’ Holiday Party” Saturday, December 16th from 6-10 PM at the Hackett House Smokin’ Aces BBQ dinner bu’et includes: Sliced Brisket, Pulled Chicken and Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese, Beans and Cole Slaw Cherry and Peach Cobbler Featuring music by special guest Mogollon and holiday activities by TSC students. 40% o’ one holiday item in the Hackett House gift shop that evening Ticket price (includes one drink): $30 for Tempe Sister Cities members; $35 for non-members To register, call Hackett House at 480.350.8181, or online at Hackett House website. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, 12/13.

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.

2015 Tempe Sister Cities Cowboy Christmas Party

You are Invited to the 2015 Tempe Sister Cities Cowboy Christmas Party!!! The Tempe Sister City Cowboy Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM at Tempe Sister Cities Hackett House in downtown Tempe.  Please join us for an incredible night of great food, lively entertainment and fun people!  For more information call 480-350-8181. The cost is $30 for members/guests and $35 for non-members. Click Here for additional information and to Register for the 2015 Tempe Sister City Cowboy Christmas.

Trollhättan, Sweden Officially Becomes Tempe’s 10th Sister City

Trollhättan, Sweden officially becomes Tempe’s 10th Sister City in May 2015. However, there has been a collaboration between Tempe and Trollhättan since we first met in 2008. We have enjoyed and have had successful exchanges of student delegates since 2010, as well as professional delegate exchanges and the very first International Chef to cook at Hackett House was Peter Erikson, Professional Chef and Vice Mayor of  Trollhättan, in October 2014. Tell me more about Trollhättan… The name “Trollhättan” comes from folkloristic tales. People once believed that large trolls lived in the river Göta älv and that the islands in the […]

Sister Cities International Leadership Leads Delegation to India

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 28, 2015)  – Members of Sister Cities International’s leadership recently concluded a successful visit to India.  During the visit, the delegation met with the Mayor of Agra, Hon. Indrajeet Arya to discuss a possible trilateral partnership between Tempe, US – Cusco, Peru – Agra, India.              Agra is home to the Taj Mahal. During the two-week multi-city tour headed by Chairman Bill Boerum and President and CEO Mary D. Kane, the delegation met Mayors, municipal leaders, and officials from the U.S. embassy and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. The visit focused on strengthening and growing the […]

Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Tempe Sister Cities Goat and Sheep Fund For as little as $30 you can purchase a goat or a sheep for a destitute family in Timbuktu, Mali. You can honor anyone you designate. You may even give the animal a name! Many people lost their livestock and possessions when they were forced to flee from Timbuktu during the period of violence when the Islamist rebels invade in 2012. With the help of French forces the rebels were driven out. Now, having returned to their homes, they are struggling to exist. The Tempe Sister Cities’ Goat & Sheep Fund provides a […]

Seeing Student Similarities Halfway Around the World

In reflecting on the time I spent this summer in Skopje, Macedonia, I am flooded with fond memories. From the moment that I got off of the plane in Macedonia, I was welcomed with open arms by my host teacher, Maja B. She has since transferred to a different school, but when I visited she worked as an English teacher, and part-time assistant principal at a vocational high school. Being able to shadow her at school was such a wonderful experience. Although the students were not doing typical coursework because of their preparation for the national standardized test, I was […]

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