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Our Mission

Greenville Sister Cities International (GSCI) exists to further Greenville’s cultural enrichment, business and economic growth, educational development, and social and personal relationships with individuals around the world and through our Sister Cities programs in

Bergamo, Italy

Kortrijk, Belgium

Tianjim (Free-trade zone), China

GSCI is a non-profit group which promotes peace by creating and strengthening ties between the Greenville area and its sister cities around the world. Through continued collaboration on a variety of programs, participants develop mutual understanding of and respect for each other’s culture and experience economic growth which moves us one step closer to GSCI’s vision of a conflict-free world.

For the past 20 years, GSCI has been one of the Upstate’s premier diplomacy networks, working to create people-to-people connections between residents of the Greenville area and our sister cities.


Our History

Creation of 3 Sister Cities (Kortrijk, Tianjin, Bergamo)

Emerging Friendship Cities (Clermont-Ferrand France, Fukui Japan)

Dedication of Bergamo Square

Sharing of Trading Places photo exhibit

Numerous youth and community exchanges


By joining GSCI, you become part of a unique, international neighborhood. GSCI offers opportunities for people of all ages and interests.