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.  

Be a Student Ambassador to Japan

Sebastopol World Friends invites Sebastopol students and their families to learn about the sister city exchange program with Takeo, Japan.  7th and 8th grade students who are attending a middle school in Sebastopol or living in Sebastopol are eligible to apply for the 2019-2020 cycle.

The application process and the hosting and travel overview are presented at the information meetings.  Students and parents/guardians are both encouraged to attend one of the following meetings.

  • Thursday 10/4 at Twin Hills Middle School (6-7pm) 1685 Watertrough Rd. Sebastopol
  • Tuesday 10/9 at Brookhaven School (6-7pm) 7905 Valentine Ave. Sebastopol
  • Wednesday 10/10 at Analy High School Library (6-7pm) 6950 Analy Ave. Sebastopol
  • Thursday, 10/11 at Hillcrest Middle School (6-7pm) 725 Bloomfield Rd., Sebastopol

Financial assistance and a full scholarship are available.

For more information, visit or contact 707-484-0245.

Download informational flyer here

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


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Meg makes a difference

Meg makes a difference

By Tasha Beauchamp and Laura Hagar Rush | Aug 30, 2018 Sebastopol’s civic award program honors one of the town’s indefatigable volunteers On August 7, the Sebastopol City Council selected Meg Mizutani as the second in its series of “Locals Who...

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Do you have a question or a comment about Sebastopol World Friends? Please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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