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.  

Sebastopol World Friends & Project C.U.R.E

SEBASTOPOL WORLD FRIENDS is organizing a Project C.U.R.E. Fundraiser for our Sister City Chyhyryn, Ukraine

  • Medical supplies and equipment for the hospital
  • Project C.U.R.E. conducts assessment of needs before shipment
  • AND follow-up training with hospital staff

OUR GOAL IS $25,000 — EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

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Kumamoto Relief

Kumamoto Relief

Supporters and friends, We at Sebastopol World Friends want to give you a brief update about the situation in Kumamoto Prefecture, after the terrible earthquakes that occurred there last April. Many of you reached out at the time through our Facebook page or with...

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Guest in Town:  Yuka Yamada

Guest in Town: Yuka Yamada

Early in the summer, Sebastopol was graced with a visitor from our sister city in Japan, Yuka Yamada from Takeo City.  The Yamadas hosted a guest from Sebastopol 8 years ago as part of our middle school exchange and have been deeply involved in Takeo World Friends...

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You Can Be A Student Ambassador To Japan!

You Can Be A Student Ambassador To Japan!

Discover the World of International Exchange Sebastopol World Friends invites 7th and 8th grade students to learn about the Sebastopol’s sister city exchange program with Takeo City, Japan. 7th and 8th grade students who are attending a middle school in Sebastopol or...

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