Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City Association

The Gresham-Ebetsu Sister City is a volunteer based,  non-profit organization operating in Gresham, OR in conjunction with our 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

GARDEN HIGHLIGHTS: Azumaya, the Japanese garden pavilion is being assembled halfway in the Island. The Greenhouse is being assembled east side of Shoe Box, located in the City’s Red Burn area, cross the bridge of south of Island.

Tsuru Island’s newsletter: For previous editions go to News.

April Newsletter


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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