In 1956, President Eisenhower initiated the "People to People Program" as a conduit for
"Greater International Understanding" through
"direct, close and abiding communication between cities."
It is the mission of the
Newport Beach Sister City Association
to create and strengthen partnerships between the
City of Newport Beach and its sister cities.
Antibes, France Antibes,
France is located on the southern coast of France, on the
Mediterranean, between Nice and Canes. Antibes is best known as the
Rose Capital of Europe and the home of the largest yachts in the world.
Newport Beach Sister City and Newport Beach students and their families
welcome students and their chaperones from Antibes in February. In
April the Newport Beach students travel to Antibes where they are hosted
by the families of the Antibes students.
Okazaki, Japan Okazaki, Japan is located 200 miles southwest of Tokyo and is the birthplace of the first Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The city
is best known for its production of stonework, miso, fireworks, centers
for automobile, chemical and textile industries. Since 1984, the
Newport Beach Sister City Association, in conjunction with the Newport -
Balboa Rotary Club, has annually selected 4-6 Jr. High students to
visit our sister city. Each July students and chaperones will travel to
Okazaki for a ten day visit. In October these same students will host
their Japanese friends here in Newport Beach.
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico Ensenada,
located in Baja California, is our closest sister city. While we are
currently committed to establishing more programs, we enjoy an art
exchange with the elementary school children and have it displayed at
local businesses. Most notably though, is our years of celebrating the
annual Ensenda and Newport regatta. For several years, NBSCA continues
to celebrate this event with our neighboring friends by hosting the
annual Mayors' Luncheon with the Mayor of Newport Beach and Mayor of
Ensenada. All NBSCA members are invited to this event and it is easy to
attend, as this event is hosted in Newport Beach.