Culture is art, language, literature, music, moral and ethical values and outward expressions through lifestyle choices. The importance of culture lies in its close association with values, beliefs, ways of thinking and living. We are each a manifestation of cultural glue and can work together to build a new creative culture that is inclusive and innovative.
Give selflessly of yourself to serve communities in the simplest of ways. With a smile, helping hand, word of encouragement or act of kindness, you make space to receive one back. Exchange art, culture, love, laughs and more with every connection.
Unity in Diversity
Unity in Diversity- Through diverse styles of learning, working and perceiving the world, we continuously discover how connected we are at the core of being and creating. There is always at least one aspect of our community differences that unite us. It is only up to us to remain open to notice and celebrate.
Expand your mind to challenge and accept new or different ways of thinking about, and interacting with, the world. Expand your heart’s capacity to love unconditionally as you expand your capacity to create from this space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply to international programs if I am not a member of Sounds of Tomorrow?
Yes, you can apply to international programs without being a member; however you must pay a $35 application fee and are required to pay a $5.99 monthly international department membership fee. If you are not a Sounds of Tomorrow member, you do not receive exclusive membership offers and promotions.
What do I need in order to travel abroad?
Each country has different requirements for entry. In order to travel internationally, you must have a valid U.S. Passport with at least 6 months to expiration after you enter the country. A specific list of required documents and travel gear will be sent in advance to all artists chosen to participate in programming.
Do I need special shots, medication, etc. to travel abroad?
Depending on where you are traveling, you may be required to receive vaccines against chickenpox, pneumonia, typhoid fever, yellow fever, rabies, hepatitis A & B, malaria or other. You may need to take precautions about eating and drinking. You will be informed of any special cases of immunization/vaccinations prior to departure.
Will I be required to book my own flights, transportation and accommodations?
Can I bring a member of my family on a trip with me?
It can be exciting and normal to want to share an experience like this with a friend or loved one; however, we do not allow persons who have not been admitted to the program to travel with us. This includes children.
Will my phone work in another country?
You must check with your phone service provider to ensure whether or not you will have service in another country. Many providers offer international plans or may be able to temporarily unlock your phone so that you can purchase and insert a SIM card in your destination country.