La Crosse is fortunate to have Sister City relationships with seven cities around the world. These cities include Bantry, Ireland; Dubna, Russia; Epinal, France; Førde, Norway; Friedberg, Germany; Luoyang, China; and The Republic of Cameroon, Kumbo, West Africa.
Each of these relationships is unique and features cooperative efforts in such diverse activities as health care, education, sports, the arts, government agencies and public policy, business, and many others
La Crosse's business activity along with the varied cultural backgrounds of the citizens has resulted in and environment that makes foreign visitors welcome and is supportive of a variety of cultural activities and events. Many of these events are supported and coordinated by the City’s International Committee.
The International Committee has representation from each of our Sister Cities and from citizens interested in promoting international awareness and citizen diplomacy.