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  • Abuja: U.S. Officials Explain Transparent Visa Process

    Country Consular Coordinator William Laidlaw and Abuja Consular Chief Stacie Hankins offered insights into the U.S. visa process to journalists, who also received a tour of U.S. Embassy Abuja’s consular operations. Since Oct. 1, 2014, the embassy and consulate in Nigeria have received more than 138,000 applications for non-immigrant visas for travel to the United States. 

  • Prague: Innovation Center Opening Highlights U.S.-Czech Cooperation

    Ambassador Andrew Schapiro participated in the grand opening of the MSD IT Global Innovation Center building in Prague on May 20. The Center, which intends to bring digital innovation to health care, will ultimately have several hundred highly qualified IT specialists, economists, biologists and doctors of medicine working there. 

  • Islamabad: U.S.-Pakistan Food Project Concludes

    Ambassador Richard G. Olson and Balochistan Additional Secretary of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Imran Khan, commemorated the conclusion of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Pakistan Agriculture and Cold Chain Development Project in a ceremony highlighting the project's accomplishments. 

  • Tunis: Applications Open for Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Scholarships (PDF)

    The FLTA is a nine-month, non-degree program for young teachers of English to refine their teaching skills, study and extend their knowledge of American culture and customs while strengthening the instruction of the Arabic language at U.S. colleges and universities. The application deadline is August 16, 2015 

  • Buenos Aires: Free English for Journalists Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Argentina is sponsoring a free English training program for journalists. The courses are offered in three formats for elementary and intermediate levels in the form of two 10-week modules during the year. Working journalists, and journalism or communications students in their last year of studies are eligible to apply. Applicants must have elementary-intermediate English skills. 

  • Vientiane: English Program Joins U.S., Laos, and Brunei

    The United States, Brunei and Laos will provide English language training to Lao officials to help them prepare for Laos’ chairmanship of ASEAN in 2016. 

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