Volleyball teams from Duc Giang (Hanoi capital), Bac Ninh, and Quang Ninh provinces are hosting exhibition games with San Diego’s Exodus Volleyball Club.

The San Diego team will visit KOTO to learn about local opportunities empowering at-risk-youth; spend a night on Ha Long bay to learn about environmental preservation efforts; and tour cultural sites including the Temple of Literature and the Museum of Ethnology.

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Later on, the US team will then travel to Luang Prabang situated in northern Laos, where they will host a volleyball clinic and tournament with local teams.

This December, teams from Vietnam and Laos will then spend a week in San Diego for a reciprocal exchange experience which will be funded by the US Department of State. They will play friendly matches against local teams, enjoy dinner in the homes of local San Diegans, and explore local cultural sites while deepening their connections with their San Diego peers.

This program, organized by the San Diego Diplomacy Council in partnership with the National Ability Center, is funded through an International Sports Programming Initiative cooperative agreement through the US Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs’ Sports Diplomacy division./.