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"Passport to the World"

Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International, Inc. (GFLSCI) is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between Fort Lauderdale and international communities in an effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level. This "Passport to the World" promotes cultural understanding and humanitarian programming and stimulates economic development. GFLSCI leads the movement for local community development and volunteer action by motivating and empowering private citizens, municipal officials and business leaders to conduct long-term programs of mutual benefit.

  • Develop municipal partnerships between U.S. cities, counties, and states and similar jurisdictions in other nations.
  • Provide opportunities for city officials and citizens to experience and explore other cultures through long-term community partnerships.
  • Create an atmosphere in which economic and community development can be implemented and strengthened.
  • Stimulate environments through which communities will creatively learn, work, and solve problems together through reciprocal cultural, educational, municipal, professional and technical exchanges and projects.
  • Collaborate with organizations in the United States and other countries which share similar goals.

Our Sister Cities

  • ARGENTINA, Mar del Plata
  • AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast
  • BRAZIL, Belo Horizonte
  • BRAZIL, Sao Sebastiao
  • COLOMBIA, Medellin
  • COSTA RICA, Quepos
  • GERMANY, Duisburg
  • GHANA, Agogo
  • HAITI, Cap-Haïtien
  • ISRAEL, Haifa
  • ITALY, Rimini
  • ITALY, Venice
  • PANAMA, Panama City
  • SPAIN, Mataro
  • TAIWAN, Kaohsiung City
  • TURKEY, Mugla
  • VENEZUELA, Margarita Island

More Information

GFLSCI is an excellent way for you and your organization to establish close relations with one or more international communities. For more information on Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International and their programs, membership, and upcoming events, visit their website at, e-mail, or call 954-828-4536.

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