Neighbors Abroad is the official Sister City organization of the City of Palo Alto, California. The mission is to provide the people of Palo Alto and its sister cities an understanding of each other as individuals, as communities, and as countries — and to foster a better understanding of the world.
As a VP of Neighbors Abroad, I am responsible for the relationship between Palo Alto and our Sister City, Tsuchiura Japan. For the past 7 years, I have coordinated a yearly middle-school exchange program with our cities that have been in existence for over 25 years. We postponed the exchange for 2020 and 2021, but we hope to resume in 2022. For more information, visit the Neighbors Abroad .