Areas of Focus

Through the creation of opportunities for Houstonians to experience and partner with citizens of other cultures, Sister Cities of Houston offers a wide range of exchange programs.

Business and Trade

Organization and support of business events, seminars, lectures and dinners with a focus on networking and expanding relevant know-how about doing business in sister cities and countries.

Youth and Education

Development and implementation of programs that aim to facilitate cross-cultural learning opportunities, educational exchange and direct, student-to-student connections. Programs are often delivered in close collaboration with other organizations with similar objectives and local schools.

Culture, Arts and Sports

Promotion of the diverse cultural backgrounds of Houston’s Sister Cities with a special focus in the areas of culture, arts and sports.

Healthcare and Humanitarian Projects

Programs to strengthen international healthcare partnerships with institutions in Houston. Sister cities also collaborate in organizing humanitarian response programs.