Current Opportunities
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Next Level

Using multi-disciplinary hip hop collaborations, Next Level explores and addresses conflict resolution strategies by sending up to 20 American beat makers, DJs, B-Boys/B-Girls (or experts of other types of hip hop dance), or MCs in teams of 5 artists to lead four- to six-week exchange programs in various countries. 

Participants: Outstanding performers experienced in Beat Making, DJing, B-Boying/B-Girling (or other forms of hip hop dance), or MCing at least 21 years of age.
Applications open: for the 2017-2018 program
Due: January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Apply Now

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American Music Abroad

Each year, American Music Abroad sends approximately 10 ensembles of American roots music in different genres on a month-long, multi-country tour, where they engage with international audiences through public concerts, interactive performances with local musicians, lectures and demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, and media interviews.

Participants: Outstanding American roots music (e.g. Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop/Urban, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B, and Zydeco) ensembles made up of 3-5 members
Applications open: for the 2017-2018 program
Due: January 27, 2017. Apply Now

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Hosting Opportunities

Want to learn more about hosting an exchange student? Interested in hosting a professional or scholar while they participate in training? How about hosting an international teacher?

Learn more about the exciting hosting opportunities available through U.S. State Department sponsored programs.

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