The perfect candidates for the exchange process are adventurous, flexible, responsible, kind, patient, intelligent and respectful. Citizen Diplomats are also expected to pay for their passport, airfare, a $150 travel fee and spending money. The host city provides housing, tours and most meals. Currently, round-trip airfare for the visit is quoted at just under $1,400 making the entire exchange under $2,000.
People-to-People exchanges are the heart of the Sister Cities program. We welcome many incoming delegations each year to Newport News. So, if you are unable to travel abroad or prefer not to, opportunities do exist in Newport News to host an international delegate or participate in other Sister Cities volunteer activities. To find out more about this one of a kind opportunity, call 757-926-1348 or visit our website: