Sports Visitor Program

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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Senator from Montana, meets with the Sport for Social Change group at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Sports Visitors to China Focus on Underserved Populations, Youth with Disabilities

The University of Montana conducted a two-way exchange between participants from the U.S. and China to share best practices, as well as receive training in project management and development.

The group went on a DC tour visiting the famous landmarks including the Washington Monument while learning about the history of the nation’s capital.

Middle Eastern Soccer Coaches Team-Up for Sports Exchange in the U.S.

Organized alongside the excitement of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Sports Diplomacy hosted a Sports Visitor soccer program for coaches from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen.

Group photo after the completion of the U.S. Soccer Federation F Certification

Venezuelan Deaf Sports Educators Learn New Skills to Take Home

As part of Sports Diplomacy’s sport, disability, and inclusion initiatives, ECA worked with U.S. Embassy - Caracas to bring 14 adult deaf athletes to New York and Washington, D.C. for a two-week sport visitor program.

Empowering Women and Girls through Sports: When Final Four Is Only the Start

On April 6, the first annual UN International Day of Sport for Development and Peace synced with the midpoint of the U.S. Department of State's 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four Basketball Program, a flagship multi-nation sports visitor program, administered under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative.

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