Aspen Sister Cities Information

Sister Cities General Information - International travel is back! Exchanges for the selected 8th grade students are for Shimukappu, Chamonix, and Bariloche for the 2023-24 school year. If you are in 7th grade now and are interested in a 2024-25 school year exchange with Bariloche, Argentina; Abetone, Italy; or Shimukappu, Japan, the application process will be announced in November. Student and City Coordinators will be checking travel and safety restrictions as we move into the next school year. We are currently planning to travel for all upcoming exchanges.

In order to apply and participate in the Aspen Sister Cities Middle School Student Exchange Program, student applicants must be enrolled in Aspen Community School/Discover Compass, Aspen Country Day School, or Aspen Middle School at the start of the 7th grade school year.  Additionally, students must maintain enrollment in 7th and 8th grades throughout the exchange cycle in order to be eligible exchange participants.

The Aspen Sister City Committee is a non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors. The committee meets at 5:00 p.m. the second Thursday of every month (except July) either online/virtually or in the City of Aspen Sister Cities room. The public is invited. If you wish to join an online/virtual meeting please email us at to request an invite.

For more information about our cities, visit our website link below.

Aspen Sister Cities Website

General Informational MEETINGS are held in November and/or December. Please attend if possible.

Learn more about our Middle School Student Exchange programs.

Aspen Sister Cities Middle School Student Exchange Programs are available to 7th graders from Aspen Community School/Discover Compass, Aspen Country Day School and Aspen Middle School. Students apply as 7th graders and actual exchanges occur during their 8th grade year.

Please select the following link to a Google slide presentation for more details about the student exchanges.

General Overview of International Cities Middle School Exchanges and Aspen Sister Cities