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Exchange Opportunities for Malaysians!


Applications are now being accepted for the following programs, funded by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.


OneBeat Taiwan 2024

OneBeat Taiwan will convene 12 musician-educators from Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and the United States for a two-week long musical residency focused on refining and developing tools for music education. Based in Taiwan’s East Coast, the program will engage and exchange with youth in Hualien through creative workshops, and will seek to uplift the deep knowledge and resilient traditions of these communities.

OneBeat Taiwan is the 9th iteration of OneBeat Abroad, a series of programs which bring the transformational experience of OneBeat to countries around the globe, through an annual residency in partnership with alumni. OneBeat Taiwan is organized in collaboration with guest Artist Director, composer and educator Sayun Chang.

OneBeat Taiwan is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in partnership with the American Institute in Taiwan and produced by Found Sound Nation with additional support from the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia.

Applicants must be between 19 and 35 year old during the program dates.

Eligible Countries & Territories
Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, United States

Program Dates
OneBeat Taiwan will run for approximately 2 weeks in September, 2024. Exact dates will be provided along with acceptance to the program.

Application Deadline
January 12 – February 9, 2024.
Applicants will be notified by May 6, 2024

Application Link

YSEALI Regional Workshops (All year-round)

YSEALI Regional Workshops provide networking, mentoring, hands-on training, and the tools necessary to lead communities in addressing economic, environmental, educational, and civic engagement issues.

In 2023, the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur in partnership with Biji-Biji Initiative will be hosting a workshop entitled ‘Designing Games That Drive Social Change’, for 60-70 skilled gaming industry professionals and game design students from ASEAN and Timor-Leste. Stay tuned for more information and application!

YSEALIConnectivity – https://asean.usmission.gov/regional-workshops/