TRAVEL

Only $5.99/Monthly

With your nominal subscription fee to the International Department, we are able to bring you more ways to connect, collaborate and create with artists around the world!

Subscribe to the department to receive exclusive updates on international service and cultural exchange  trip opportunities. In order to be considered for membership pricing and trip discounts, your membership status must be active.

International Relations

The International Department develops and implements programming that connects creatives, provides unique opportunities for cultural exchanges and immersions, and continues to ignite the mission of Sounds of Tomorrow locally, nationally and globally.

 

The department is responsible for creating programs that are individually and specifically designed to best serve the needs of local and indigenous communities around the world. Our goal is to provide programs that are mutually beneficial to our artists and the communities we work with to ensure that we are able to build long-lasting, sustainable relationships that can grow and develop over time.
 
The purpose is not only to give artists the chance to share their art with the world, but also to stimulate and encourage economic growth and empowerment for all involved. 

How It Works

Sounds of Tomorrow is expanding and partnering with artists in countries near and far. See below on how to get involved!

Planning

Complete and submit all components of the online application. 

 

Interview

Be chosen for a phone or video interview with our staff.

 

Documentation

Turn-in required travel documents and make payments on your trip.

 

Explore

Travel to the designated country and make connections worldwide!

 

Our Tenants 

Culture

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. 

Exchange

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

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 

Basic Info

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?
In most cases, your accommodation and transportation needs will be organized by the company. In some cases, you may be required to purchase your own flight and in some cases, the company will be able to organize your travel arrangements. You will be responsible for purchasing your own travel insurance to protect or reimburse your ticket, etc. in the event that you are required to change your plans. We suggest to use Travel Guard.
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. 

Are there scholarships available to participate in programming?
It is our goal to make these opportunities accessible to artists in all walks of life. Each trip will offer a specified amount of full and partial scholarships. Be sure to read the information provided carefully to know about application dates and deadlines.