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  • Information on Yemen Departures

    The U.S. government has been advised that U.S. citizens may be able to leave Yemen from either Aden or Mokha and cross into Djibouti by boat. Anyone who wishes to leave should possess either a U.S. or Yemeni passport. U.S. citizens in Yemen should monitor the embassy website for the latest information on departures.  Smart Traveler Enrollment »

  • 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. 

  • Zagreb: Embassy Seeks Proposals for Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (PDF)

    The Taft Fund is a one-time grant for up to $25,000 to support projects sponsored by Croatian non-governmental organizations that assist refugees or refugee returnees in the country. Projects should directly support refugees or refugee returnees. The application deadline is April 20. 

  • Bishkek: Management Resource Center Opens in Osh State University

    On April 10 Osh State University will inaugurate a Nonprofit Management Resource Center, which will support universities in Osh, Jalal-Abad, and Batken Oblasts. The center is the second of its kind in the Kyrgyz Republic; yhe first has been operating at Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek since December 2013. Both centers are supported by the USAID Collaborative Governance Program. 

  • Harare: $7.1 million in U.S. Support to Clear Landmines

    The United States has provided more than $7.1 million to Zimbabwe over the last 18 years to clear and safely dispose of landmines and unexploded ordinance. These efforts have resulted in improved access to land and infrastructure. 

  • Abu Dhabi: Application Period for 2016 Fulbright Programs (PDF)

    UAE nationals are invited to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship for graduate study in the USA. Full funding will be granted for up to two years of study in a master’s program. The application deadline is May 17. 

  • 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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