Welcome to Neighbors Abroad
Neighbors Abroad is a non-profit, civic organization affiliated with Sister Cities International and the City of Palo Alto.
Since 1963, Neighbors Abroad has embodied the idea that citizen diplomats can change the world, one cross-border relationship at a time. We leverage Palo Alto’s rich diversity to cultivate partnerships with eight international Sister Cities, as well as a first-of-its-kind domestic Sibling City relationship with Bloomington, Indiana.
We invite residents of Palo Alto and surrounding communities to join us in our mission to promote connections and celebrate differences through our robust offering of year-round programs. We focus on exchange programs, cultural enrichment, service projects, sustainability initiatives and the promotion of commerce.
Help the Children in Ukraine
Ukrainian Emergency Children’s Relief Fund
In the wake of Russia’s shocking invasion of Ukraine, Neighbors Abroad has partnered on a fund-raising campaign with kleine herzen (little hearts), which has operations in our German Sister City, Heidelberg. The non-profit already has an excellent track record for helping vulnerable children in Ukraine. Your tax-deductible donation will go directly to helping children who were marginalized even before this catastrophic invasion.
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Please Help Vulnerable Oaxacan Children
Our ability to make a difference in our Mexican Sister City, including support of educational and nutrition programs for vulnerable children, is made possible through donations to Neighbors Abroad’s Oaxaca Fund.