Schaumburg Sister Cities

The Schaumburg Sister Cities Commission has formal relationships with two sister cities: Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany and Namerikawa Japan. The Sister Cities program offers a unique opportunity to engage with people from other cultures who have an interest in learning more about our culture.

Schaumburg-Lippe is the region in the northern part of Germany from which the first settlers came to Schaumburg, Illinois. 

The Commission participates in annual inbound and outbound exchanges with Schaumburg, Germany, and is always looking for members of the community who are interested in serving as host families. Anyone who hosts a guest on an inbound exchange is then eligible to travel to Germany on a future outbound exchange. For information, call 847-923-3619 or email us

Schaumburg will welcome six guests from Schaumburg Germany in October, 2019 and is seeking families to serve as hosts for our guests.

  • Guests will arrive on October 16th and stay through October 26th
  • Visitors are fluent and comfortable speaking English.
  • You will have the opportunity to join your guest and other members of the tour for a lunch and dinner hosted by the Sister Cities of Schaumburg
  • You will be invited to the Farewell Dinner with your family, your guest and officials from the village
  • You will be invited to travel to Germany in the future as guests of SDAG, our German counterpart.

Daily, after sharing a light breakfast with their guest(s) hosts will transport their guest(s) to a local destination for the start of the day’s activities. At the end of the day, hosts will pick up their guests from a different local spot. The weekend is yours to plan an activity with your guest(s) or just relax. A full itinerary will be provided in advance.

To apply as a host family, fill out and submit this form