Working with the Embassy in Riyadh and the consulate in Jeddah, the U.S. State Department brought over six female teenage basketball players and two coaches for a two-week program.
The Arts Envoy program engages artists and arts professionals in cultural exchange programs of varying lengths and compositions.
From March 8 to 19, 2012, South African coaches met with U.S. sports professionals, held clinics with young American athletes at local schools, participated in an NBA clinic, and engaged in activities focused on team-building and injury prevention in the Washington, D.C., area.
As a part of the Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative, former U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) player Amanda Cromwell and former U.S. WNT coach Lauren Gregg went to Argentina as sports envoys.
In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the U.S. State Department sent former NBA legend, Rick Mahorn, and WNBA star, Edna Campbell, to Indonesia.
Photos of participants in the English Language Specialist Program.