Past Events

October 9-23, 2018: Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange – Inbound

High school students from Aachen, Germany, accompanied by chaperones, visited Arlington and New York City in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange.

October 15, 2018, 7:30-11 pm: Oktoberfest Celebration to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Arlington/Aachen Partnership 

The Aachen Committee of Arlington Sister City Association organized Oktoberfest to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Arlington/Aachen Partnership at Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill at 2424 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201. 

August 15-19, 2018: Arlington County Fair

ASCA was among the many local community-service organizations participating in the 2018 Arlington County Fair.

 Upcoming Events

July 7-25, 2018: Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange – Outbound

High school students from Arlington, accompanied by one chaperone, visited Aachen and Berlin in the outbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange.

April 28, 2018 at 3 pmpresentation and discussion “Doughboy Battlefields: A Visit to the Places Americans Fought during the First World War”

The Arlington-Aachen and the Arlington-Reims Sister City Committees of the Arlington Sister City Association presented a free lecture and discussion “Doughboy Battlefields: A Visit to the Places Americans Fought during the First World War” by Dr. Van Ells on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3 PM, at the Arlington Central Library. 

April 4-16, 2018: Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange – Inbound

Students from Lycée Marc Chagall in Reims, France visited Arlington in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange.

March 22-31, 2018: Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange – Outbound

Twenty four students and two chaperones from Arlington visited Reims and Paris in the outbound segment of the Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange.

March 22-29, 2018: Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange – Outbound

Fifty one students accompanied by families from Arlington visited Aachen in the outbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange.

March 14-23, 2018: Arlington-Reims Middle-School Exchange – Inbound

Eighth grade students from the Robert Schuman Middle School in Reims, France visited Arlington in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Reims Middle-School Exchange.

November 21-27, 2017: The trip of Miss Sister City 2017-2018  to El Salvador

Analucy Benavides was selected as Miss Sister City 2017-2018 and travelled to El Salvador in November. In San Miguel she participated in Carnival festivities and has visited several charities, including an orphanage and a nursing home, where she has distributed donated goods.

November 3, 2017: Coronation of Miss Sister City 2017-2018

The San Miguel Committee crowned its Miss Sister City 2017-2018 at a grand festival and fundraiser at the Elks Lodge in Fairfax, Virginia.

October 17-30, 2017: Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange

Twenty students and two chaperones from Aachen visited Arlington and New York City in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange.

October 19-27, 2017: Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange

Fifty one elementary-school students from Aachen, accompanied by parents, visited Arlington in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange.

September 24-October 3, 2017: SisterBike XVII

Bicyclists from Arlington, Aachen, and other cities toured the coastlines and hill country of Slovenia, Croatia, and in northern Italy in the 2017 edition of this annual long-distance tour organized by Bernie Chapnick.

September 25-October 6, 2017: Professional Firefighters Exchange

Three firefighters from Ivano-Frankivsk participated in a capacity-building training exchange with the Arlington County Fire Department. 

September 23, 2017: Clarendon Day

ASCA participated in Clarendon Day, a huge street festival in one of Arlington’s most distinctive neighborhoods. The Ivano-Frankivsk Committee  and the Reims Committee prepared and sold authentic Ukrainian and French food in their “Taste of Ukraine”  and “Taste of France” booths.

August 16-20, 2017: Arlington County Fair

ASCA was among the many local community-service organizations participating in the 2017 Arlington County Fair.

 

July 22-31, 2017:  Sister City Women’s Soccer Team Tour

The San Miguel Committee organized a ten-day soccer tour of San Miguel and nearby communities in El Salvador for members of the Arlington Soccer Association’s high school girls team Storm. The program, organized by coaches Mauricio Coreas and José Martinez, included friendly matches with local teams, sightseeing, and a visit to a local orphanage.

July 12-16, 2017: Sister Cities International 2017 Youth Leadership Summit

Two high-school students from Arlington participated in the 2017 Youth Leadership Summit in Virginia Beach, VA under ASCA’s sponsorship.

July 2017: English-Language Summer School in San Miguel

The San Miguel Committee organized its annual month-long English-language summer school in San Miguel. Kim Crittenden, an ESL teacher from Arlington, served as principal teacher for the eighth time.

July 8-26, 2017: Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange (outbound)

Ten students and one chaperone from Arlington visited Aachen and Berlin in the outbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange.

June 23-July 7, 2017: Arlington-Reims High School Exchange (outbound)

Twenty-two students and two chaperones from Arlington visited Reims and Paris in the outbound segment of the Arlington-Reims High School Exchange.

June 10, 2017: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I

The Aachen and Reims Committees cosponsored a lecture and discussion by Mitchell Yockelson, an investigative archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, based on his book Forty Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War One.

April 22, 2017: World War I and the American Century

The Aachen and Reims Committees cosponsored a lecture and discussion by Robert Dalessandro, chair of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission and author of numerous historical works on the American Expeditionary Forces contributions during World War I.

April 4-13, 2017: Arlington-Aachen Elementary School Exchange (inbound)

A large group of elementary-school students from Arlington, accompanied by parents, visited Aachen for the outbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen Elementary School Exchange.

March 23, 2017: Foreign Service Institute’s Volunteer Fair

ASCA’s chairman and several board members participated in the Foreign Service Institute’s volunteer fair, an event that informs retiring foreign-service officers of volunteer opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area.

March 14-24, 2017: Arlington-Reims High School Exchange

Nineteen eighth-grade students and two chaperones from Reims visited Arlington for the inbound segment of the Arlington-Reims High School Exchange.

March 18, 2017: Music of Survival Film Screening

The Ivano-Frankivsk Committee organized a screening of Music of Survival, a film documentary telling the story of 17 original members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus who survived World War II as a musical ensemble that remains active to this day.

December 17, 2016: Posada Celebration

The Coyoacán Committee organized a Posada, a traditional Mexican Advent celebration that includes music, singing, and traditional foods.

November 22-26, 2016: Carnival in San Miguel

Members of ASCA’s San Miguel Committee visited San Miguel, El Salvador and participated in its world-famous Carnival. The ASCA delegation included Marisabel Jimenez, a student at Wakefield High School and the committee’s Miss Sister City 2016. The group also visited schools, hospitals, and senior centers to distribute needed supplies and donated items.

October 20, 2016: Runner from Reims Completes Marine Corps Marathon

The Reims Committee provided meals, housing, and enthusiastic moral support to Philippe Remen of Reims, who completed his first Marine Corps Marathon on October 30, 2016. Mr. Remen spent almost a week in Arlington preparing for the race and meeting fellow runners and members of the committee.

October 20, 2016: Chalons 95

Col. Harry Amos, U.S. Army-retired, and first president of the Reims Committee, represented ASCA at the Chalons 95 ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony. This event, held every five years, commemorates the anniversary of the selection of a U.S. soldier who died in France in World War One for burial in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

October 12-26, 2016: Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange (inbound)

Thirty students and three chaperones from Reims, France visited Arlington and New York City in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Reims High-School Exchange.

October 8-16, 2016: SisterBike XVI

Bicyclists from Arlington, Aachen, and other cities toured the coastlines and countryside of Greece, the 18th country visited on a SisterBike tour.

October 6-16, 2016: Arlington-Ivano-Frankivsk Student Exchange (inbound)

Eight middle and high school students plus three chaperones from Ivano-Frankivsk visited Arlington for the inbound segment of the Arlington-Ivano-Frankivsk Student Exchange.

October 6-14, 2016: Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange (inbound)

Forty-one elementary-school students from Aachen, accompanied by parents, visited Arlington in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen Elementary-School Exchange.

October 4-17, 2016: Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange (inbound)

Twenty students and two chaperones from Aachen, Germany visited Arlington and New York City in the inbound segment of the Arlington-Aachen High-School Exchange.

September 17, 2016: Clarendon Day

ASCA participated in Clarendon Day, a huge street festival in one of Arlington’s most distinctive neighborhoods. The Ivano-Frankivsk Committee prepared and sold authentic Ukrainian food in its “Taste of Ukraine” booth.