A TeamUp delegation attended the Sister Cities International (SCI) annual conference in Houston on July 17-20. Two successful small-sized city-pairs proposed programs aimed at boosting student mobility through a collaboration between TeamUp and SCI. The SCI conference was an opportunity to work together, engage in SCI activities and network. Winning proposals included Hot Springs, Arkansas/Hanamaki, Japan, who will be exchanging students for the first time between their city universities – Fuji University and National Park College. Tyler, Texas and Yachiyo, Japan will expand their Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Program (modeled on the JET Program) to include a mirror component, Japanese teachers visiting Tyler schools. Stay tuned for progress from both city pairs.