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

Fall colors are starting and certainly they are not going to be at the same time. Nandina, dogwoods and burning bush are starting and maples are still coming.

Saturday, October 17th we will be taking down some large pines that have died from the pine beetle.


Skosh means “a little”. GESCA organizes an annual Skosh Cultural Festival. The 2015 Skosh was held August 8th at Gresham Main City Park. Thank you to everyone that participated. Learn about other Events put on by GESCA.

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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