About TSC

Our student exchange, educator exchange, and professional exchange programs are among our many valued programs that help promote international good will and cultural understanding. Tempe Sister Cities’ encourages cross-cultural cooperation and collaboration by building friendships between people and partnerships between communities. Tempe has eleven sister cities worldwide.

Sending students abroad through our Tempe Sister Cities Student Exchange program is our top priority, as well as supporting our sister cities through activities to promote international goodwill and cultural understanding.

Fundraisers like Oktoberfest and Hackett House events support our mission to bridge cultural divides and create personal connections both abroad and at home.

The Historic Hackett House, which serves as headquarters for the award winning Tempe Sisters Cities, provides a wonderful backdrop which inspires our staff to create programs and events that allows us to participate in and enrich our community.


Our volunteers’ creativity makes Tempe Sister Cities a national leader in innovative fundraising strategies. From our annual Oktoberfest, three day festival to the Hackett House historic bakery complex.

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Tempe Sister Cities has received an Overall Best Sister City Program in America award four times and more than 20 additional awards ranging from “Overcoming Geographical Distance” to “Developing Local Awareness” to “Contribution to World Peace and Understanding.”

News & Announcements

  • A Word from newly elected TSC President, David Carrera
    In the photo, from left to right: First Emeritus member: Honorable Harry Mitchell, Treasurer: Pete Ewen, Parliamentarian: Paul Sheard, Assistant Treasurer: Zak Scott, President: David Carrera, Secretary: Kathy Schreiner, 2nd […]
  • Nikki Experiences New Zealand Diversity
    Traveling to New Zealand this past summer was a life changing experience that I will never forget. New Zealand is a beautiful and unique country filled with some of the […]
  • Stories from Sweden
    Alisa Gains a Loving Family in Sweden Being a part of the 2019 Educator Exchange program, I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but looking back, I see that it […]