As a member of Sister Cities of Hampton, you will have an opportunity to host students, teachers and government officials from our sister cities abroad. Being a caring host family is vitally important to the hosting experience. Host families serve as official Hampton Ambassadors, and it’s easy! You’ll simply provide a warm and inviting English-speaking environment, friendship and an introduction to the American culture through local culinary foods and attractions.
Sister Cities of Hampton has many opportunities for you to get involved. We encourage you to “Join Us” and volunteer to assist with the committee or activity that most interests you. Please contact the Chairperson or coordinator of the Sister City you would like to be involved with. You will be glad that you did!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead, anthropologist
When you become a member of Sister Cities of Hampton, you will be eligible to participate in group travel opportunities. Sister Cities of Hampton has visited all four of its sister cities at various times. The most recent delegation visit from Hampton was in 2013. An official delegation which included government executives, students and members of Sister Cities of Hampton visited Anyang, South Korea to celebrate their 40th anniversary. A student quartet from Hampton High school performed at the ceremony. A sister city visit is planned for 2015. Like us on Facebook so you can stay connected with upcoming travel opportunities.
Cultural exchanges between Sister Cities of Hampton and our sister cities abroad have been ongoing since the 1950’s. These exchanges create understanding and friendships while working together to brainstorm solutions to problems that are common to both. Get involved with Sister Cities of Hampton and enjoy student and teacher exchange opportunities, pen pal and skype projects and artistic exchanges. Develop friendships at home and abroad as you engage in cross-cultural exchanges that have a lasting impact on each community.