Independence Day celebration relaunches diplomatic events in Bahrain

Embassy Manama held its first post-COVID Independence Day celebration, relaunching Bahrain’s diplomatic events calendar and engaging a record number of top-tier government officials, May 16. Ambassador Steven C. Bondy (center, in navy suit) highlighted...

Hungarian FLEX alumni connect with ECA leader during visit

A key goal of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) high school program is keeping in touch with talented and promising alumni from Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, who represent more than 29,000 individuals...

Mission India leaders gather in-person once again

Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina and the Country Team hosted the consuls general from Mission India’s four consulates for a “Consuls General Conclave,” during the first week of November. Normally a quarterly gathering, this was...

American service members’ remains returned from Papua New Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea and the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) fulfilled America’s promise to the families of fallen World War II service members at a repatriation ceremony for...

Department hosts accessibility experts for NDEAM

Americans celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October to recognize the creativity, innovation and skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. As part of this effort, the Department of State...

Scholarship program announced for Foreign Service spouses and partners

The DACOR Bacon House Foundation (DBHF) announced the inaugural Sherry Barndollar Rock Scholarship for meeting the education needs of Foreign Service spouses and partners, November 2021. Starting in the academic year 2022-2023, the scholarship...

Embassy Reykjavík witnesses active volcano

After two weeks of continuous earthquake activity, which served as a warning of things to come, Embassy Reykjavík is enjoying a ringside seat to one of nature’s most powerful forces. The volcanic eruption at...
World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Bureau of International Information Programs and Mission Tanzania for a Facebook Live event, March 21, to celebrate Women’s History Month. The event kicked off ECA’s “Step In, Dream Big” initiative ahead of the 2019 Women’s World Cup to tap into the power of role models, encouraging girls to step into their potential and realize their dreams. Youth athletes, coaches and advocates from Tanzania (where Morgan served as a Department of State sports envoy in 2017) and 20 U.S. embassies, consulates and American centers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and South and Central Asia interacted live with Morgan for a 45-minute question and answer session.

Olympian Alex Morgan participates in ECA social media event

World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Bureau of International Information Programs and Mission Tanzania for a Facebook Live event, March 21,...

Embassy Mexico City hosts Memorial Day ceremony

The Marine Security Detachment at Embassy Mexico City presented the colors, as Chargé d’Affaires John Creamer led a ceremony on Memorial Day to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price for...

OSAC hosts annual flagship event virtually

The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) helps ensure the safety of U.S. interests overseas through threat alerts, analysis, and peer networking groups. This year, OSAC will host its hallmark annual briefing online, Nov. 16–18....

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