Tyler Sister Cities is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network dedicated to creating partnerships between Tyler, Texas and cities around the world.

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TYLER SISTER CITY: Liberia, Costa Rica

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Tyler Sister Cities is part of Sister Cities International, a flourishing global network of exchanges through arts and culture, fostering economic and community development.
 “Everyone has the power to make a difference.”

Twinning Ceremonies:

Working with Tyler Sister Cities, Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler have collaborated on a service learning travel study trip to benefit communities in Liberia since 2009.  Past service projects have included painting school buildings, constructing additional classrooms to accommodate elementary students, building new restroom facilities, planting trees to support community reforestation goals, building a soccer field and playground area, teaching English as a second language to school children, distributing educational materials to students in the schools, and providing health seminars on first aid and the dangers of tobacco.  Additional projects are being added this year in consultation with Tyler Sister Cities! For more information please see:  https://www.uttyler.edu/ieli/sister-cities-costarica.php

Annual Service Learning Trip

Tyler Sister Cities is collaborating with Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler to offer an Academic Scholarship to two students from Liberia to complete academic programs in Tyler, including two (2) years of study at TJC (2014-2016) and two (2) years of study at UT Tyler (2016-2018).  

The competitive interview process, conducted by TJC President Dr. Mike Metke and Dr. Teresa Kennedy, Assistant Vice President for International Programs at UT Tyler, occurred in Liberia during the spring of 2014.  

Scholarship recipients receive tuition, fees, room and board, medical insurance and an opportunity for part time student employment on campus during their academic programs.  Both students attended UT Tyler’s Intensive English Language Institute prior to initiating their university studies to gain a general understanding of American classroom culture and prepare for successful matriculation.

Scholarship Recipients:  

Mr. Andy Alvarado:  Bachelor of Arts Business/Marketing
Ms. Yanitza Davila:  Master’s Program in Business.

Scholarships for Liberian Students