Cultural Exchange Programs

OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. Musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world come together in the United States for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities. More than a performance program, OneBeat balances three principles: dialogue, creation, and social engagement to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among citizens of the world, one unexpected musical piece at a time. Visit OneBeat to learn more.

Applicants must be:

  • Innovative musicians either stylistically, lyrically, or technologically within their musical worlds;
  • Willing to cross cultural and musical divides in creating original music, or re-interpreting traditional music;
  • Active in their communities or greater societies. This could include, but is not limited to, starting a music school, promoting peace and democracy through music, or reviving musical traditions;
  • 19-35 years old;
  • Able to converse in basic English;
  • Citizen and resident of one of the 40 eligible countries and territories, and have not traveled extensively to the U.S. or have rarely performed in the U.S.;
  • Able to be active in online communities and participate in website-based activities.

Application deadline: Annual/winter. To apply, visit

The Global Sports Mentoring Program is an initiative created by the U.S. Department of State. The GSMP consists of two pillars: Empower Women through Sports and Sport for Community. These one-month mentorship experiences focus on empowering emerging leaders to serve their local communities by increasing access to and opportunities for participation in sports.

Each year, 16 to 17 participants demonstrating leadership skills and experience in the sports sector are chosen from a list of nominees selected by U.S. Embassies throughout the world. These emerging leaders are typically between 25 and 40 years of age, proficient in English, and have three or more years of work or volunteer experience with a sport-based development program/organization.

Tapping into the unique power of mentoring, host organizations and mentors from the corporate and non-profit worlds are chosen to work alongside emerging leaders during an immersive three-week period. Mentors provide participants with opportunities to cultivate management and business skills in an American sports environment.

As a part of the nomination process, each emerging leader identifies a key need or challenge facing girls and women or people with disabilities in their home country. During their mentorship in the U.S., they will develop a detailed action plan to address this challenge through sports. All action plans are designed to be implemented upon the emerging leaders’ return home and have the common goal of creating sports opportunities for underserved and disadvantaged populations. Development of the action plan serves as the culmination of the mentorship experience.

Contact the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Amman for more information on what opportunities are available.

The Georgetown Leadership Seminar is a five-day premier executive education program conducted and hosted by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Over the last 36 years, over 1000 participants have represented more than 100 countries during the seminar. These innovators and leaders are members of an exclusive global alumni network that includes presidents and prime ministers, royalty, parliamentarians and cabinet officials, CEOs and heads of NGOs, high ranking military officers, journalists and academics.

The objectives of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar are:

  • To promote among emerging world leaders a dialogue leading to cross-disciplinary cooperation in international affairs
  • To expose participants to, and therefore broaden their understanding of, the major issues in the foreign policy-making process in the United States through direct contact with top level American policy makers
  • To establish and cultivate an ongoing network crucial to strengthening international cooperation and areas of agreement among leaders in the global community

The U.S. Embassy in Amman nominates outstanding individuals in Jordan to attend the seminar. Contact the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Amman for more information about the nomination process.