Roanoke Valley Sister Cities is committed to fostering and encouraging mutual understanding, friendship and peace through cultural, medical, economic, educational and professional exchanges among the people of the Roanoke Valley and the citizens of our seven sister cities on four continents.

Our Mission


Sun 23

Ferrum College & Pskov University Exchange

January 9 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
May 20

Local Colors – Elmwood Park

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 01

RVSCI Annual Dinner at Roanoke College

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 13



Roanoke Valley Sister Cities provides connections to four continents and seven different countries through its artistic, educational, medical, municipal, social, humanitarian and business exchanges. Some of our recent exchanges and events include:

  • Sending a youth and adult delegations and medical students to Wonju, South Korea
  • Hosting a municipal delegation from Lijiang, China
  • Sending a Roanoke County artist to Opole, Poland and featuring delicious Polish food at a booth at the Local Colors Festival
  • Aiding a widow and orphans school in Kisumu, Kenya
  • Visiting with municipal and university officials in Pskov, Russia and hosting a Russian exchange student at Ferrum College
  • Renewing our relationship  in Florianopolis, Brazil and providing humanitarian aid to a Brazilian orphanage for children with AIDS
  • Sending business interns and medical students to St-Lô, France and receiving a St-Lô artist and an intern from a French business school.
  • Establishing an internship program here in Roanoke with Roanoke College undergrads.
  • Partnering with Local Colors to better reach the multi-cultural community in Roanoke.

join us as we pursue our mission

“One individual, one community at a time.”