Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association

The Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City is a volunteer based,  non-profit organization operating in Gresham, OR in conjunction with their sister city Ebetsu, Japan.

Student Exchange

The Student Exchange program is a partnership with Ebetsu, Japan. Support GESCA and enrich the lives of students.

Tsuru Island

Tsuru Islands exclusive newsletters:
Winter 2016
Fall 2015


Skosh means “a little”. GESCA organizes an annual Skosh Cultural Festival. The 2016 Skosh will consist of many mini Skoshs. Stay tuned.

Exchange Students
Rewarded Opportunities

Volunteer Hours
Maintaining Tsuru Island

Number of Cultural Experiences
Organized Yearly

Tsuru Island

Gresham Sister City’s
Most Inspirational Project

What Our Exchange Students Say:

“Traveling to Ebetsu, Japan for 4 weeks was a trip of a lifetime. The mixing of cultures and backgrounds provided us with an unforgettable awareness and lifelong appreciation of Japanese culture. I recommend any middle school or high school student to try it.”

— 2013 Exchange Students

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