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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Sebastopol World Friends return from Takeo City with presence

Sebastopol World Friends return from Takeo City with presence

Sebastopol World Friends recently returned home from their trip to Takeo City, Japan in which 18 middle school students, three chaperones and 12 adults from the community visited the town’s sister city to celebrate the 31st year in unity.

“It shows other ways of being in the world,” Sebastopol Councilmember Patrick Slayter, who attended as the city’s liaison, said. “That’s a really important lesson learned only through the exchange.”

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Upcoming Events

Meetings for Students and Families Interested in the 2017-18 Takeo Middle School Exchange

September 2016
Exact Date TBD

Meetings for Students and Families Interested in the 2017-18 Takeo Middle School Exchange

Informational meetings for students and families about the next middle school exchange cycle (2017-18) will be held at locations around Sebastopol, with details to be posted closer to the event.

September, 2016 (dates and locations to be announced)