Why do we have a sister city foundation?

The Foundation brings people closer together, starting from within the City of Buena Park and extending to its sister cities around the world. Buena Park residents are of diverse tastes and backgrounds, which is why our focus is on cross-cultural understanding at the local level. The Foundation brings awareness to various customs, perspectives, and philosophies to promote healthy relationships. We believe that by working and learning together, we can thrive together. In 2017 the City of Buena Park and Seongbuk officiated the relationship, and allowed for the first official student exchange program in the city. You can help make a difference by providing a contribution by clicking the button below.

What WE Offer

Homestays

Add a unique twist to experiencing a new culture and stay with a local. Our program gives you the opportunity to live, eat, and have fun like a resident.

Exclusive Access

Get behind-the-scenes Access to people, places, and events not offered anywhere else.

Outdoor Adventure

Step out of your comfort zone and participate in local outdoor activities. Remember to make the more out of your experience.

Local Connections

Stay in touch with people you meet. You’ll have the chance to meet other travelers, students, and professionals

SEONGBUK-GU WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 159 ON AUG. 13, 1949.

FROM THE MID-NORTH PART OF SEOUL. SBK IS WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR UNIVERSITIES, MULTICULTURAL FOOD FESTIVAL, AND TTEURAK ART CULTURE.

POPULATION: 201,402

HOUSEHOLDS: 489,227 (AS OF THE END OF JANUARY 2011)

HOUSING: 114,984 DONG

RESIDENTS ORGANIZATION: 20 BUILDINGS 456 CONTAINERS 3,756 CLASSES (AS OF JANUARY 2011)

ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATIONS:
5 BUREAUS 3 BUREAUS 27 BUREAU 1 BUREAU 4 BUREAU 20 BUREAUS,

Sister City History in the United States

The concept of town twinning was conceived after World War II in 1947. Intended as an act of peace and reconciliation among old foes, the relationship also encouraged trade and tourism. In 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a citizen diplomacy initiative called People to People International Foundation. By the 2000’s, town twinning became increasingly used to form strategic international business links between member cities. Interested in learning more?
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