For Tech Girls, OR Lebanese Musicians - Exchange Programs — Marketing in Lebanon
Friday, January 20, 2012

For Tech Girls, OR Lebanese Musicians - Exchange Programs

Dear readers, this is NOT a post about marketing; but it is SO worth sharing. 
Find below details about 2 programs that might benefit you greatly. Here's your chance to go to the US for an unforgettable experience.

1- 'for Lebanese teenage girls who like Technology: 
The TechGirls Program.

2- For Lebanese Musicians: 
The OneBeat Program

I copy - pasted the details of both programs from an e-mail I received from the US embassy's State Alumni Coordinator, Public Policy:


1- 'for Lebanese teenage girls who like Technology: 
The TechGirls Program.

The TechGirls program brings teenage girls, 15-17 years old, from countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the United States in June-July 2012 for a three- to five-weeks. The goals of the TechGirls program are to provide a program of academic study of applied technology for girls who already have a demonstrated aptitude and strong interest in technology and to empower girls to pursue higher education and careers in technology. This exchange program focuses on promoting high-level study of technology by engaging girls in hands-on classes, labs, individual or team-based project design and development, mentoring experiences, visits to high tech companies in the United States, and more.

We are looking for energetic applicants who are interested in developing their leadership and technology skills in order to become future leaders and experts in the field of technology.
If interested, please e-mail and ask for the application form (Which has to be filled and sent back by latest 4:30 p.m on March 1, 2012.)'


2- For Lebanese Musicians: 
The OneBeat Program

'The U.S. Embassy in Beirut announces the OneBeat program, a two week residency in the United States in September 2012. One Beat is an international music exchange project that brings together musicians from around the world through a residency and tour program focused on creative collaboration and social engagement. This peer exchange will invite young professional musicians to the U.S. to work with their American counterparts in the composition and the performance of new cross-genre works, the creation of innovative recordings & videos, and the development of practices of music as civic and social engagement. ( )

Musicians from all backgrounds and genres are encouraged to apply, with or without formal musical training. The U.S. Embassy will cover the cost of travel, room and board for musicians selected for the program.

In order to apply, candidates should meet these eligibility criteria:

·         Be a Lebanese citizen or long-term Palestinian resident, currently living in Lebanon, and be between 19 to 35 years old
·         Have advanced proficiency in music work, an interest in cross-genre collaboration
·         Experience with or interest in developing ways to use music as a way to improve their communities.
·         High level of English proficiency


·         Applicants should send their CVs, and work samples, in the form of audio,  video and/or written scores, to or the U.S. Embassy in Awkar, “attention D. Copty.” 
·         Deadline for submission of CVs and work samples is January 31, 2012. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  
·         Applicants should include a 1 to 2 page description of the role of music in their life, and why they are interested in the OneBeat program.'

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