On September 16 Ambassador Robert Sherman officially opened the 3rd edition of “This is America” and announced the launch of the U.S. Embassy- Microsoft Startup Challenge (http://www.buyusa.gov/portugal/). “This is America” was organized by the American Chamber of Commerce and designed to showcase American culture and businesses. The event took place at the Parque das Nações, in Lisbon. The program included American football and street basketball, swing dance and recreations of the musical Grease, and featured a Harley Davidson, Ford Mustang and Star Wars parade.
Fulbright and the U.S. Embassy provided a session to inform students about possibilities for study, research, scholarship and internships in the United States. The Embassy supported American Corners were also on display showing of the “maker tech” they have available to students and members of the community.