Sebastopol World Friends Blog

Sebastopol World Friends Friendship Dinner UPDATE

Dear Sebastopol Worlds Friends Supporters, Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating fires. In the wake of this tragedy, the board of directors of Sebastopol World Friends has decided to cancel this year's Friendship Dinner scheduled for November 4. It...

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Sebastopol Adults Travel to Ukraine

A group of seven adult delegates from Sebastopol traveled to Ukraine in late April of 2017, spending five days in our Sister City, Chyhyryn. We spent a VERY FULL day of sightseeing in Kyiv, led by Sebastopol’s good friend (and Open World...

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Interested in Hosting a Young Professional from Ukraine?

Sebastopol World Friends are currently seeking families interested in hosting visitors from Ukraine this fall for approximately 2 weeks. SWF has been selected to host an Open World delegation of 5 young leaders from the region of Sebastopol's sister city, Chyhyryn....

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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

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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Welcome to Sonoma County, Kagoshima University students!

Sebastopol World Friends is delighted to be opening a new chapter in our Takeo program development by partnering with Kagoshima University and Sonoma State University to help make possible a week-long, intensive International Studies program for Japanese students in...

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2016 Sister City Friendship Dinner & Celebration

Sister City Friendship Dinner & Celebration on November 5, 2016 Sebastopol World Friends Fundraiser for Project C.U.R.E. Sebastopol, California - Sebastopol World Friends (SWF) will host a Sister City Friendship Dinner and Celebration on Saturday, November 5.  It will...

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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

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!

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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