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  • Amman: Ambassador's Fund Grant for Roman Nymphaeum Restoration

    The U.S. Embassy in Amman has awarded nearly $200,000 to the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Roman Nymphaeum in downtown Amman.  The grant is from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation established by Congress in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression around the world. 

  • Islamabad Joins New Appointment System for Non-Immigrant Visas

    The Embassy and consulates in Islamabad and Karachi, Pakistan have transitioned to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit as of August 24. This new system, which is being implemented in phases worldwide, is designed to be more comprehensive and user-friendly. It replaces the current appointment system of scheduling at Amex and Speedex locations, although these contractors will also be involved in the new system. 

  • Madrid: U.S. Joins Crowdfunding Effort for Mentoring Network

    The U.S. Department of State and RocketHub, an online crowdfunding platform, have created a pilot partnership focused on accelerating projects from the Department’s Alumni Engagement and Innovation Fund (AEIF) to support innovative solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. Titled “AEIF 2.0,” this new initiative will provide visibility, support sustainability, and accelerate the social impact of exceptional alumni projects. 

  • Managua: Casa-Nica Connects Professional Director with Nicaraguan Youth

    The University of Tennessee and local organization Casa-Nica, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) program, is developing a drug and violence prevention curriculum for middle school aged youth in the Managua area. 

  • Vientiane: U.S. Embassy Cosponsors Documentary Film Contest

    The US Embassy and the Luang Prabang Film Festival are teaming up to give local filmmakers a chance to show their passion and skill via the American Film Week's short documentary film contest. The winners will have the opportunity to have their films screened at the American Film Week October 1‐5. Submissions for the contest are due no later than 29 September 2014. For more information, message the embassy on Facebook.  Embassy Vientiane on Facebook »

  • Embassy Luanda Announces Angola American English Experience 2014

    The U.S. Embassy in Luanda, in partnership with the Angolan Association of English Language Teachers (ANELTA), is pleased to announce The U.S.-Angola American English Experience for Angolan students of English. The American English Experience is a three-day, national scholarship camp to be held in Luanda October 20-22 with 24 high school students. 

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