Chicago Sister Cities International

Advances Chicago as a global city and promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation through citizen diplomacy - one individual, one community at a time - for the benefit of Chicago and its sister cities

As the largest and most active sister cities organization in the United States, Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s 29 sister cities in the areas of arts and culture, global education, government relations, and international business.

CSCI regularly works with City of Chicago departments and affiliate agencies, international municipal and federal governments, for- and not-for-profit organizations, diplomatic agencies and the Chicago Consular Corps to achieve its goals. These long-standing and close relationships put CSCI in a position as an international leader and major proponent of Chicago’s presence on the global stage.

CSCI has a committed volunteer base of 600+ people serving on its sister city committees.

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Chicago’s 29 Sister Cities

Accra, Ghana | Amman, Jordan | Athens, Greece | Belgrade, Serbia | Birmingham, UK | Bogotá, Colombia | Busan, Republic of Korea | Casablanca, Morocco | Delhi, India | Durban, South Africa | Galway, Ireland | Gothenburg, Sweden | Hamburg, Germany | Kyiv, Ukraine | Lahore, Pakistan | Lucerne, Switzerland | Mexico City, Mexico | Milan, Italy | Moscow, Russia | Osaka, Japan | Paris, France | Petach Tikva, Israel | Prague, Czech Republic | Shanghai, China | Shenyang, China | Sydney, Australia | Toronto, Canada| Vilnius, Lithuania | Warsaw, Poland

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Chicago’s Sister Cities


For the past 60 years, CSCI has hosted events and programs that reach across borders to make a global impact

Humanitarian Partnerships

International Delegations

Medical Initiative

Social Services Exchanges

Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program

Global Gateways Symposium