The Shoreview-Einhausen Sister City Association (SESCA) is a non-profit sister city organization that unites people from Shoreview, MN, U.S.A., and Einhausen, Hesse, Germany.




Is to promote friendship and international goodwill by creating opportunities for all citizens of the greater Shoreview area to experience the German culture through a variety of social, educational, economic, municipal and cultural activities, with an emphasis on exchanges and personal interactions with the people of Einhausen, Germany.


a member of SESCA.


We offer individual, family and business memberships starting at just $15 per year.


Anyone is welcome to join the Shoreview-Einhausen Sister City Association!  


For more information, click here.





We welcome your donations! They help us promote international goodwill by creating opportunities for all citizens of the greater

Shoreview area and solidify friendships through hosted exchange, travel opportunities and scholarships for young people.


Your donation is much appreciated.







SESCA supports the mission of AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service). They are a leader in intercultural learning and offer international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world!


If you know of a high school age student that might be interested in studying abroad, or if you are interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, check out the local AFS page here.


(The Shoreview-Einhausen Sister City Association is not affiliated with AFS.)

when we



Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of every month @ 7pm.


Everyone is welcome at the SESCA monthly meeting! The Board of Directors and SESCA members plan upcoming events and discuss the nuts and bolts of the organization. We encourage you to participate and share your thoughts and ideas about our organization. There will be an open forum at the beginning of the meeting for public and member comments and suggestions. We want to hear from you!


Location: Shoreview City Hall, lower level. 

Mark Your Calendars- More Info to Come!
White chair in an empty room

Board of Directors

in 2020

We want YOU!

on our

Board Members Attend the City of Shoreview Volunteer Dinner on November 7th, 2019

(Pictured left to right: Cheryl Wason, Bill Kiehnbaum, Patty Raeker and Roger Hintze)



The Shoreview-Einhausen Sister City Association keeps busy! Throughout the year we offer a

variety of interesting and fun activities that

everyone is welcome to at any time.


Not a Shoreview, MN resident? No problem! Our members reside in many areas of the Twin Cities

and we love checking out new places to have a good time and experience German culture.


As a participant of this sister city program, you'll have many opportunities to experience the culture of Germany and what makes our connection to Einhausen unique.






SESCA aids local students and adults, as well as Einhausen residents, in finding private residences for stays of short duration.


SESCA offers a scholarship program for high school students interested in attending the Concordia College German Language camps located near Bemidji, Minnesota or participating in tours to Germany led by German teachers with home stays in Einhausen. Assistance via scholarships is at our discretion and requires a recommendation of a German teacher at Mounds View and Irondale High Schools only. Inquires for scholarships should be made at least 90 days prior to the program event.


Please send an inquiry to sistercity@sesca.org.

Connect with us on Facebook


Sister City Association

​© 2020 by SESCA. All rights reserved.