Sebastopol and Takeo friends

Sebastopol students welcome their Takeo friends at a festive dinner

Visiting Sebastopol

Sebastopol and Takeo exchange students visit the redwoods together

Friendship Dinner

Sebastopol World Friends invites our community to learn about the food and culture of our sister cities at our annual Friendship Dinner

U.S. Open World Program

Sebastopol is proud to host delegations from our Ukrainian sister city Chyhyryn as part of the U.S. Open World program

Educational Enrichment

Participants in our exchange program enjoy educational day-trips and activities as well as getting to know each other

World Peace, One Friend at a Time

World Peace
One Friend at a Time

Our Mission

The mission of Sebastopol World Friends is to link Sebastopol with its sister cities through a variety of educational and cultural programs and to coordinate exchanges which will promote lasting friendships.

Sebastopol World Friends offers a changing array of programs connected to our sister city relationships with Takeo, Japan, and Chyhyryn, Ukraine.  We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and volunteer.  

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Annual SWF Board Retreat

Annual SWF Board Retreat

Board members spent six hours visioning, planning, and organizing to make this coming year the best ever for SWF.  Upcoming Open World delegates arrive from Ukraine in September, Kagoshima University homestay program in February 2018 and Sebastopol student...

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Exchange students from Japan visit Sebastopol this week

Exchange students from Japan visit Sebastopol this week

By David Abbott, Special to Sonoma West Times and News | Mar 28, 2017 Updated Mar 28, 2017 Three decades of ties strengthened by middle-schoolers For the past 32 years, Sebastopol has shared a very special relationship with its sister city Takeo City, Japan, so on...

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