The Sister Cities Committee develops, encourages and promotes educational and cultural exchanges between the Cities of Dundee, Scotland; Helsingborg, Sweden and the City of Alexandria; and coordinates activities within the City relating to these exchanges.
The Alexandria Sister Cities Committee is an official committee of the City of Alexandria, VA that hosts numerous events each year, including:
- Student exchanges
- Faculty exchanges between the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Alexandria Campus and appropriate sister city institutions
- Cultural events, such as hosting the Helsingborg Symphony and events with embassy personnel
- Hosting individuals from Scotland and Dundee for the Scottish Walk
- An annual scotch whisky fundraiser
The Committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., and participates in the Christmas Walk and Scottish Games.