Sister Cities International provides members with key resources and discounts that help to efficiently build and grow a program. Before embarking on an exchange, receiving a delegation, or vetting volunteers, Sister Cities International’s membership provides you with access to visa consultations, discounted background check services, traveler’s insurance, travel medical services, and templates and toolkits. If you are already a member, you can visit the Member Resource Center. If you would like to become a member, see more information on our Becoming a Member page.

  • Travel Insurance

    Sister Cities International provides its members discounted travel medical insurance through Seven Corners, to protect travelers in case of unexpected medical costs, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen issues. Affordable daily rates are available for:

    • U.S. and non-U.S. citizens
    • Inbound and outbound delegations

    See more information on travel insurance.

  • Medical Services

    Sister Cities International partners with Passport Health to provide members with discounted immunizations and other medical services. A visit to Passport Health ahead of travel includes:

    • Discussion of destination-specific health risks and strategies to mitigate them
    • Vaccine Record and Medical History Review to determine the vaccines you need
    • Vaccine consultation and education
    • All travel and routine vaccines, based on your health history and destination
    • Complete malaria prophylaxis

    See more information on medical services.

  • Background Checks

    All members receive access to discounted Intellicorp background check services for host families, chaperones, volunteers, and new hires to administer international exchanges. The comprehensive services include:

    • Preferred pricing
    • System & product training sessions
    • Compliance information/online sample forms
    • Personalized customer support
    • Criminal product validation
    • Secure online report ordering & retrieval

    See more information on background checks.

  • Visa Consultations

    Sister Cities International has partnered with a number of immigration lawyers throughout the United States to provide pro bono consultations on questions you might have regarding inbound or outbound visas.

    See more information on visa consultations.

  • Toolkits and Templates

    Registration Desk - Annual Conference in Minneapolis

    Sister Cities International provides members with a number of resources to help build and run your program. Some of these resources include:

    • Templates for invitations, partnership agreements, and more
    • Guides to economic development, visa types, and more
    • Toolkits on communications, program building, and more
    • Presentations from previous conference speakers and panels
    • Certificates of recognition
    • Webinars on topics like grant writing, cities seeking cities, and events

    See all toolkits and templates.