Reach & Impact
The Sports Diplomacy Division works in all regions of the world on people-to-people sports exchanges. Since 2018, more than 650 youth athletes, coaches, and administrators across twelve different sports have traveled to the United States to participate in the Sports Visitor Program. Click on the map below to learn more about Sports Visitor exchanges in the United States.
Facts and figures below are based on a 2020 U.S Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs evaluation of the Sports Visitor Program. For more information, you can review a two-page overview of the evaluation here or the full evaluation here.
What participants are saying
The program changed my life path. I now want to continue working with girls. I want to do what I can to help them, to reach their potential. I want to make networks with people, especially women so I can help lead them down a good path.
Sports Visitor Participant, Nepal
I was shy before but not after. I learned to stand up for what I believe in. It challenged me, being in this program, living with a host family. I really had to do so many new things and that gave me more confidence in myself.
Sports Visitor Participant, Haiti