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Be a Student Ambassador to Japan!

After the 3-year break, we are excited to bring our student exchange program back!

2023 Student Ambassador Delegation travel to Takeo

Sixteen student ambassadors and three chaperones successfully completed their 10-day homestay in Takeo in July 2023.

Stand with Ukraine

Our hearts and minds reach across the distance to be with our friends in Chyhyryn and all of Ukraine at this time of peril.

We wish for their safety and for peace.

At this juncture, should you wish to help, the best way is through monetary donations.

World Peace, One Friend at a Time

Our Mission

Sebastopol World Friends is a City of Sebastopol commissioned non-profit service group which is totally volunteer driven. Our mission 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 two sister cities Takeo, Japan (formerly Yamauchi), and Chyhyryn, Ukraine. We also engage with our community through a variety of events and cultural activities, and offer opportunities to host visitors and travel to our sister cities. We are a member of Sister Cities International.

Our Motto is: World Peace, One Friend at a Time.

News & Updates

Please Help Keep Our Friends in Chyhyryn Warm This Winter

Please Help Keep Our Friends in Chyhyryn Warm This Winter

Sebastopol’s sister city in Ukraine, Chyhyryn, has been spared war-related damage and destruction but they are affected nonetheless. Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons have fled other areas of Ukraine and settled in Chyhyryn. Sebastopol World Friends has...

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Be a Student Ambassador to Japan!

Be a Student Ambassador to Japan!

After the 3-year break, we are excited to bring our student exchange program back! Sebastopol World Friends invites Sebastopol students and their families to learn about the 2024-2025 exchange program with our sister city, Takeo, Japan.  7th and 8th grade students who...

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2023 Student Ambassador Delegation Travel to Takeo

2023 Student Ambassador Delegation Travel to Takeo

Sixteen student ambassadors and three chaperones successfully completed their 10-day homestay in Takeo in July 2023. Since their original trip scheduled for March 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic, the delegation waited for 3.5 years to reunite with their sister...

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Thank you so much for joining us at the Sebastopol World Friends Friendship Celebration - Where Sushi Meets Borsch on Sunday, April 23 at St. Stephen’s Church in Sebastopol. Approximately 150 guests enjoyed the program and the harmony of sushi and borsch, SWF’s...

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Stand with Ukraine – Yoga for Peace

Stand with Ukraine – Yoga for Peace

The war in Ukraine continues and we must not forget those who have shown such courageous spirit in the face of such horrendous conditions. What better way to connect than with a yoga class dedicated to the indomitable strength shown by our brothers and sisters in...

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Get in Touch

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

Sebastopol World Friends is a proud member of Sister Cities International

Sister Cities International Member 2023

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