On November 27, 2017 a group of eight American students who were participating in the Fall program of the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) visited the Embassy in Lisbon to learn about its role and main initiatives.
For the majority of them this was a very unique experience since they had the opportunity to learn about the overall operation of the Embassy. This group was welcomed by the Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, and several other sections, including the Political and Economic Section, the Regional Security Office, the Foreign Commercial Service and the Consular Section representatives explained their own programs and initiatives and answered to a diversified number of questions made by the students.
The Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) is a program designed and managed by the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, the US Embassy in Lisbon, the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, AICEP, and the Lisbon City Municipality, among others. SiPN provides a flexible study abroad experience designed for North-american students.