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  • U.S. Embassy Cairo to Provide Consular Services to Yemen

    The State Department has designated the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to handle American Citizens Services cases emanating out of Yemen, as well as to process visas for Yemeni citizens. Americans who must travel to or remain in Yemen should register with the State Department’s online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program as soon as possible. This will allow the embassy to communicate travel alerts and emergency messages should the need arise.   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: USAID Launches "SPRING" Project for Maternal and Child Health

    On March 19, 2015 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching its new SPRING Project, aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic. SPRING is a five-year project aimed at reducing malnutrition, preventing stunting, and reducing anemia in women and children. SPRING will support the Kyrgyz Republic, helping to implement internationally recommended nutrition practices and policies. 

  • Dakar: VOA Launches New Frequency in Dakar - 102 FM

    Voice of America is officially now on Dakar’s airwaves. The launch is the fruit of several months of work on the part of various people who labored to bring VOA to Dakar airwaves, now available at 102 FM. Communications Director at the Ministry of Communication Alioune Dramé extolled the cooperation streams that exist between Senegal and the United States, a collaboration which “VOA Dakar will contribute to reinforcing.” 

  • 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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