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Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors


Student: $2988 per person twin sharing
Adults: $3688 per person twin sharing


  • Round trip international air from San Diego to Japan in economy class with airport tax
  • 2 nights Kyoto accommodation, 5 nights home stay
  • Entrance tickets as stated
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Ground transportations, bullet train ticket from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • English speaking guide service

Registration link:



Please contact us for program details:

If you would like to help defer the costs of our students' trip, please go to Join Us.



Carlsbad Sister City Ambassadors and Carlsbad Councilwoman Teresa Acosta attended the Swearing ceremony of Assemblyman Tasha Boerner Horvath on January 14, 2023.


IX. Our Youth Ambassadors had a memorable time on a visit to our Sister Ciies in Japan:



Poet ValerieArianna is from Sage Creek and she won the Sister Cities International Young Poet's first place award of $1000. Council Member Teresa Acosta presented her with the award. This year Carlsbad more than doubled the number of students submitting various kinds of art for the annual contest.





Community ConnectionsCarlsbad Sister City Ambassadors
Tom Hersant and Polly Yu Create
Meaningful International Connections







III. A video highlighting Carlsbad's many attractions:

Carlsbad's Sage Creek High School alumnus Danylo Drohobytsky produced a remarkable video for CSCA during his days as a student and Junior Ambassador.




XI. Carlsbad High School alumnus Emily reflects on her experience with the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program to Futtsu, Japan:



2023 YAAS

See also:
CSCA Youth Ambassador Flyer

CSCA recently joined the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and will be involved with the education and business committees.  Attending the Chamber's Rising Stars breakfast honoring high school students are CSCA directors Laurenn Barker and Polly Yu. Pictured with them is Bret Schanzenbach, President and CEO of the Chamber.

CSCA joins Carlsbad Cahmber



In this video, Tom explains CSCA's relationship with Futtsu, the Japanese culture, and what you can expect to experience on one of our tours:


Carlsbad city limits sign





Why Do We Have “Sister Cities”?

There is an interesting article by Dan Kopf found on Priceonomics about the history of sister cities along with a current overview of world and state pairings.

It pays to be a member. If you want to be included in this lucky group of international bon vivants, just go to Join Us and inform us of your interest!

Welcome To Carlsbad Sister  City Ambassadors' website

Carlsbad enjoys Sister City relationships with Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic and the Japanese City of Futtsu. This web site provides an easy, accessible forum in which the citizens of Carlsbad, Karlovy Vary and Futtsu can exchange and share information about their communities that will help to enrich our mutual understanding and appreciation for one another as global partners.

Mission Statement

Creating connections between Carlsbad and internationally dispersed communities to promote peace, cultural awareness and economic opportunities.

We welcome your participation!

• Student home stay exchanges

• Group travel for pleasure or business Arts and culture

• Food for thought - films and talks by visitors give a taste of Futtsu and Karlovy Vary

• Looking ahead - envisions athletic competitions, business seminars and related opportunities to cement and expand community and business relations here and overseas.