The Corpus Christi Sister Cities Comittee is a committee of community volunteers who coordinate and maintain Corpus Christi's relationship with its sister cities around the world. They all work diligently to develop relationships with other cities across the globe to offer exchange programs for students in their junior level in High School. The partner cities include Yokosuka (Japan), Keelung (Taiwan), and Agen (France). Visit their Facebook page linked above for more information and updates.
Heather Moretzsohn is a former President of the Corpus Christi Sister City Committee where she set up a new Sister City between Corpus Christi, Texas and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. She continues to work with and support the Sister City Committee. Below you'll find some headlines from the local news about new foreign exchange students visiting our beautiful city.
Sister City exchange students visit the South Texas Botanical Gardens
Aug. 1, 2017 – CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) – A group of students from Japan, Taiwan and France are visiting Corpus Christi as part of the annual Sister Cities exchange program. The students arrived July 20 and will return to their countries Aug. 9.
3News caught up with the group as they toured the South Texas Botanical Gardens Tuesday.
During their stay in Corpus Christi, the group of exchange students are getting to experience many activities and events hsoted by the Corpus Christi Sister City Committee. The students include:
Miss Chihting Lo (Keelung,Taiwan)
Miss Penghsuan lan (Keelung,Taiwan)
Miss Moka Kikuchi (Yokosuka, Japan)
Mr. Shuto Tsuchya (Yokosuka, Japan)
Miss Manon Gallissaires (Agen, France)
Mr. Batiste Micheli (Agen, France)
Miss Manon Ponsolle (Agen, France)
Mr. Tomas Tastet (Agen, France)
Each of these students played host to an exchange from the Corpus Christi Student Exchange Program in their own cities coming to stay with them in Corpus Christi.
Sister Cities Program Brings Foreign Exchange Students to Corpus Christi
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – Some students are part of an exchange program that brings students from all over the world to Corpus Christi, all thanks to the City's ongoing Sister Cities program.
A group of six foreign exchange students from places like Yokosuka, Japan, and Agen, France, were at the Botanical Gardens Monday. The students will be visiting for the next two or there weeks.
Local Students Take Part In Sister City Program
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – Monday evening at City Hall two King High School Students found out which Sister City they will be heading to over the summer as part of a foreign exchange student program.
Nine Students to Participate in Sister City Exchange Program
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – Nine high school juniors, half of which are from around the world, gathered Tuesday at the Stripes Support Center on Ayers. They will be taking part in the Sister City Exchange Program.
Half of the students have been staying with families here in Corpus Christi. In exchange, each of their families will host one of our students. The students spend two to three weeks in our sister cities.
The Sister City Exchange Program was established internationally in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, and Corpus Christi adopted the program in 1972.
Sister City Program Exhange Sends Students to France
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) – While thousands of students are descending on our city, four local students are packing their bags.
These four ladies found out tonight which sister cities they will be traveling to later this year.
The Corpus Christi Sister City Committee selects several outstanding high school students and arranges the exchange program set for the summer time.
"I'm feeling pumped. This is great," Gabriela Diaz said. "I'm looking forward to the architecture, the language, and the food…Julia Childs, so hey!"
"You can go visit anytime, but I get to live with a family, so it will be different than any normal trip would be like," said Megan Turner
Corpus Christi has sister cities in France, Taiwan and Japan.
Japanese Mayor Visits for Sister City Program Anniversary
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) –
You may find it hard to believe, but this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship that the City of Corpus Christi has had with the people of Yokosuka, Japan.
To help mark the occasion, the mayor of that city, Yuto Yoshida, as well as some City Council members and other officials from Yokosuka arrived in town Wednesday to help celebrate the milestone.
The Sister City program allows local high school students a chance to visit Yokosuka to learn about the culture there, and live with a sponsor family, while students from Japan come here to learn about our customs and culture.
Officials hope this partnership can continue.
While in town, the group from Japan will be visiting the U.S.S. Lexington, the Texas State Aquarium and the Port of Corpus Christi.