Since 2007, De Pere and its sister city Amal, Sweden, have emphasized creating partnerships and sharing ideas in the realm on cultural exchange. This has been spear-headed by numerous delegation visits. Here are some highlights: 

  • April 2010- Teachers: Dana Lex and Christine Fossen- Rades attended the " Youth Towards a Greener Future in Europe " Conference with students Samantha Winters and Meg Summerside. Conference focused on sustainability and cultural learning.
  • June 2013 Mayor of Amal - Michael Karlsson, City Officials: Olle Anderson, Anna Lundin, Pen Pal Teacher Coordinator- rose- Marie Larsson and Student Kajsa Gustafsson visited De Pere. Ideas for the De Pere Exchange Student Scholarship were developed along with expansion of pen pals and connections with Seroogys
  • June 2014 De Pere Delegation of Mayor Mike Walsh, Educator Dana Lex , Jim Stupka, Kevin Bauer, and Ken Pabich traveled to Amal to further develop connections
  • 2016 Amal Delegation to De Pere Mayor Michael Karlsson, Anna and Per Lundin, Ulrika, and Swedish Educator Christian and School Principal Roger Engstrom visited De Pere. Discussions to further connections in the schools with the exchange student. St. Norbert became more involved with classroom skype exchanges. the ideas of the clock in Amal was born.
  • January 2017 Professor Robert Pyne and Professor Robert Osgood spoke at a conference in Amal Sweden
  • September 2017- Educators from Amal came to speak at classes at St. Norbert and strengthen the high school connections. Christian Bruce, Henrik Olsson, Malin Eriksson, Christian Bruce, Per Backstrom             
  • 375 Anniversary Celebration in Amal. - Amal celebrated 375 years. All of Amal's Sister Cities representatives were invited to the celebration. De Pere was represented by Mayor Mike Walsh and Kim Thompson. Visitors participated in the activities, toured the schools for exchange students and pen pals, represented De Pere at the Public Library Expo, reunited with former exchange students and families. Visited with AFS Sweden in Stockholm.