About Grand Prairie Sister Cities
The mission of Grand Prairie Sister Cities is to cultivate successful relationships and international understanding among the youth, adults, businesses and organizations of Grand Prairie and its sister cities through educational, leadership and exchange programs.
For over 20 years, we have brought together residents from Grand Prairie and our sister cities in an effort to build international friendships and create understanding among people from around the world.
Today, Grand Prairie is proud to have sister cities representing diverse regions of the world:
- Baden bei Wien, Austria
- Charlesbourg, Canada
- Kalush, Ukraine
- Gueishan, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
Adult programs include education, arts and culture exchanges, professional and customized exchanges, sports exchanges, opportunities to host international visitors and economic relations initiatives. Local programs and networking opportunities emphasize social and political changes that influence the world.
Youth programs will include education, arts, cultural and leadership exchanges.
Grand Prairie members enjoy multicultural experience both locally and abroad, participating in educational and service-learning projects that offer a first-hand understanding of other cultures.
Home hosting and delegation leadership are just a few of the international experiences that make the Sister Cities programs unique.
Grand Prairie Sister Cities International grew out of a concept proposed by Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Sister Cities International has created 2,000 partnerships in 136 nations. Grand Prairie Sister Cities International was incorporated and signed its first agreement with Charlesbourg, Canada.
About Sister Cities International
Be a Citizen Diplomat
Promote cultural awareness and international understanding within the community and throughout the world by serving as a citizen diplomat.
Be of Service
Help citizens in your own community as well as abroad through programs that are enriching, enlightening and beneficial.
Learn about the social and political changes that influence everything from our local community to the rest of the world through unique cultural programs and educational forums.
Become a part of your local community network and expand your connections internationally with city officials and international delegates by participating in our local programs and embarking on international cultural exchanges.