Eugene - Jinju Sister City Committee

The citizens of Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. and Jinju, Kyungnam, Republic of Korea have been enjoying their sister city relationship since 1961.
Eugene - Jinju Sister City Committee

Our Mission

Our Mission is to promote intellectual, social, educational, cultural, and other beneficial exchanges between the cities of Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. and Chinju (Jinju), Republic of Korea.

We are volunteers from Eugene and surrounding communities, affiliated with the Sister Cities International and supported by the City of Eugene through the Eugene Sister City Foundation.


Our objectives are to:

  1. Exchange knowledge and culture
  2. Develop reciprocal relationships between schools, clubs, churches, industry, commerce, agriculture, and other institutions
  3. Arrange and promote exchanges and visits between officials and citizens of the two cities

What we do

The Eugene-Jinju Sister City Committee (EJSCC) is a nonprofit organization, helping connect people and cultures of two sister cities, Eugene, Oregon, and Jinju, South Korea. We celebrate the similarities and differences between the two cities by supporting many opportunities for interaction, including hosting visitors and international delegates, facilitating political outreach, encouraging connection through education, producing events and promoting communication. 

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Eugene, Oregon

You may consider hosting students from Jinju, Korea and help them experience the best of Eugene!

Experience Jinju, Korea through Student Youth Exchange

Small groups of high school students are chosen to act as official delegates of the city of Eugene to the city of Jinju, Korea. We will help you experience Korean culture with complete language and cultural immersion, by staying with a Korean family. From historical sightseeing to eating authentic delicacies, learn firsthand what life is like in the Republic of Korea. You are sure to return home with wonderful memories and unforgettable encounters. You may also volunteer to host inbound visitors.

Learn About Our History

The two cities entered into the relationship in 1961. It is the very first sister city created in Korea.