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Building Global Relationships through Personal Connections

The Santa Clara Sister Cities Association is a nonprofit organization that is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of Santa Clara.

SCSCA has three Sister Cities:

  • Coimbra, Portugal, established August 4, 1972;
  • Izumo, Japan, established Oct. 11, 1986; and
  • Limerick, Ireland, established August 1, 2014.

The organization was established in 1972. Each year, SCSCA provides opportunities for both Santa Clara students and students from their Sister Cities to experience each other’s culture on a first hand basis. SCSCA has high school student exchange programs; a junior high exchange program with Izumo, Japan; and music and art exchange programs.

Councilmembers Debi Davis and Kathi Watanabe currently serve on the SCSCA board.

For more information, visit the SCSCA website.
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