Sports Visitor Program
Under the State Department’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative, the Gulf Nations Volleyball Visitor Program brought 10 female volleyball coaches from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Yemen to the U.S. for activities focused on the development of sports programs for women and girls.
In November 2012, Sports Diplomacy brought five South Sudanese coaches to the U.S. for a 10-day dynamic people-to-people exchange focused on developing youth basketball programs in the country.
Sports Diplomacy tipped off 2013 with the first-ever State Department Burmese sports visitor program.
Sports Diplomacy brought five coaches to the U.S. from South Sudan for a dynamic people-to-people exchange focused on creating opportunities for young South Sudanese to play basketball.