Worcester is twinned with the communities of Kleve - Germany, Le Vesinet- France and Worcester - USA.

In 2006 Worcester entered into a friendship agreement with Vernon, in France where the Worcestershire regiment established a bridgehead in August 1944, which led to the liberation of Northern France and the Low Countries. See pictures in photo gallery.

Other international links are being explored and in July 2010 Worcester City Council approved a new twinning arrangement with Ukmerge, Lithuania.

Twinning arrangements are managed by the City of Worcester Twinning Association, a voluntary self-funding body, independent of Worcester City Council, from whom it receives no money.

Membership of the Association is open to anyone interested in improving international relations.

Members benefit from social activities and the opportunity to travel abroad and make lasting friendships by exchange visits to our twin towns.

Follow this link for an application form.

We would like to make contact with possible host families in the Worcester Area. This is another great way to make friends with people from different countries.