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Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Nashville, Tennessee from June 13-15 to meet with 170 current Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants who are participating in training, team building, and cultural excursions before heading out to their SWT placements and host communities around the United States.

Afterwards, along with U.S. Senator from Tennessee Marsha Blackburn and Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev of Bulgaria, Assistant Secretary Royce will deliver remarks and participate in a roundtable discussion with a select group of SWT alumni who will share their summer exchange program experiences and how this program will have a lasting impact on their future.   For more information about the SWT program, please visit

While in Tennessee, Assistant Secretary Royce will also meet with Sports Envoy and Cultural Programs alumni, including with distinguished alumni musicians of the American Music Abroad program to say ‘thank you’ to Nashville citizens who have served as cultural and sport ambassadors around the world.

For further information, contact Follow along on Twitter at @ECA_AS .

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