Exchange Program between U.S. and Portuguese Naval Academies

In 2015 the Superintendents (Directors) of the U.S. Naval Academy and Escola Naval established a cooperative engagement and investment in the future leaders of our two navies by establishing a semester exchange program. Each fall semester, two students from each naval academy participates in this exchange program.  For the U.S. Naval Academy, this also includes ... Read More»

Ambassador George Glass hosts a reception for Portuguese Fulbright grantees

Ambassador and Mrs. Glass hosted the 2019 Fulbright reception at their residence on Wednesday, July 24. Close to one hundred guests, including the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, gathered to celebrate the 35 Portuguese grantees preparing to study in the United States. They were selected for the program last year and will ... Read More»

From Colorado to Lisbon

On May 13 a group of thirty one undergraduate students from University of Colorado, Boulder visited the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.  The university chose the city of Lisbon to give students the opportunity to learn more about the different realities of international business, as well as debate the trade dynamics and exchanges between Portugal and ... Read More»

Lisbon Hosts Gilman Scholars Summit

The U.S. Embassy and the Fulbright Commission in Portugal, in partnership with the USA Study Abroad Office, Institute of International Education, and the Gilman Program hosted one of the first Gilman Scholars Regional Career Summits from May 9 to 11 in Lisbon.  This three-day summit, funded by a grant from the USA Study Abroad Office, ... Read More»

U.S. Speaker Alyse Schoenfeldt at the 33rd APPI Conference

The U.S. Embassy co-sponsored with the Associação Portuguesa de Professores de Inglês (APPI) the participation of Alyse Schoenfeldt, Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership, from Florida Atlantic University, as a keynote speaker and presenter at the 33rd annual conference of the national Association of English Teachers. The conference was a 3-day event held at ISCTE, in Lisbon, and the theme was “Building ... Read More»

Book Donation by U.S. Consulate Azores

The United States Consulate in the Azores made a book donation to the Regional Network for School Libraries on April 30, 2019. This donation took place at the Domingos Rebelo High School in Ponta Delgada.  Participants included U.S. Consul Jason Chue and Library Coordinator Luzia Meneses Borges. The selection included more than 200 educational books ... Read More»

U.S.-Portugal MOU Establishes Pilot Program for Students and Entrepreneurs

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 12, 2019 Signing of the U.S.-Portugal Memorandum of Understanding To Establish a 12-Month Pilot Program To Build Intercultural Understanding and Provide Training at Innovative Organizations On February 11, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Ambassador Domingos Fezas Vital of the ... Read More»

Embassy Lisbon Supports Translation Prize

On October 1, the American Embassy once supported the “Prémio Traduzir“, an annual event at the Catholic University that aims to recognize the outstanding works of translation by Portuguese high school students throughout the country. The 19th edition of the competition included participation from about 900 students from 90 schools across the country. The Embassy ... Read More»

How an Embassy works explained to secondary school students

On March 20 and 22, 2018 two groups of 12th grade students from, respectively, Escola Secundária Dr. Joaquim de Carvalho in Figueira da Foz and Escola Secundária da Amadora visited the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon to learn about its role and daily activities. Both groups were welcomed by Assistant Public Affairs Officer Meg Young who ... Read More»

Public Affairs Officer talks about Multiculturalism at Vila Nova de Santo André

On March 21, 2018 the Public Affairs Officer, Todd Miyahira and Fulbright Educational Adviser, Dorian Rosca, spoke to a group of 11th and 12th graders at Padre António Macedo secondary school, in Sines area, about Multiculturalism in the USA and how to study in the U.S.  Mr. Miyahira also highlighted that March is Women History Month ... Read More»

SiPN Winter Group of university students visit the Embassy

On January 12, 2018 a group of 28 university students from the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN) winter program visited U.S. Embassy, Lisbon to learn about what an Embassy does and current priorities for the Mission. These students came from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island School of Design.  They were welcomed by ... Read More»

Bentley University-MBA program students at the US Embassy in Lisbon

On January 16, 2018 a group of 34 students from Bentley University -MBA Program visited the U.S. Embassy, Lisbon  namely to learn about what an Embassy does and current priorities for the Mission.  They were welcomed by the Deputy Chief of Mission, Herro Mustafa who explained the overall structure of the Embassy and the Mission’s key priorities. ... Read More»

US Diplomat gives talk on Human rights in Alpiarça

On December 6, 2017,  POL/ECON Officer, Mark Gul visited Agrupamento de Escolas José Relvas in Alpiarça, a small town in Santarém District approximately one hour from Lisbon, and spoke to a group of eighty students, mostly 11th and 12th graders about Human Rights in Modern Days Diplomacy. Mr. Gul was received by the English teacher, ... Read More»

Study in Portugal Network students visit the US Embassy

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 ... Read More»

Official Opening of the American Corner at the University of Lisbon

On November 15, the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters (FLUL) opened a brand new expanded American Corner space on the ground floor of the library at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Letters. The new space was jointly inaugurated by Ambassador George Glass and Dean Farmhouse Alberto, and is located in one of the ... Read More»

American Embassy and FCT sign grants to support FCT-Nova programs

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT-Nova), on October 17, Public Affairs Officer Todd Miyahira and Dean Fernando Santana signed two grants to support programs hosted at FCT-Nova . One of the grants will support FCT Challenge 2018 edition.  FCT Challenge is a competition for pre-university students fostering ... Read More»

FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by U.S. Embassy comes to an end

As part of our ongoing partnership with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology through the American Corner program, on June 7, the Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa awarded the first prize to the winning team of the 2017 edition of the FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by U.S. Embassy. FCT NOVA Challenge – powered by ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa on her first visit to FCT-Nova

On June 5, as part of our ongoing partnership with Nova University’s Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT) through the American Corner program, the Chargé d’Affaires Herro Mustafa visited FCT and gave a talk entitled “Pursuing the American Dream”.  Ms. Mustafa spoke about her life story beginning as a child refugee from Iraqi-Kurdistan who came ... Read More»

31st APPI Conference, on “EFL Assessment: work in progress”

The 31st edition of the APPI annual conference was held at ISCTE-IUL, in Lisbon, between April 28 and 30, 2017. Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, at the opening session spoke about the programs and offers the U.S. Embassy and the Department of State provide to teachers and learners of English.  In this year’s session the ... Read More»

EducationUSA College Fair and Futurália Reception

The Embassy, in partnership with EducationUSA and Fulbright Portugal , hosted a reception on March 31st in honor of seven visiting U.S. universities to highlight their presence and facilitate contact with Portuguese education stakeholders and participation at the U.S. college fairs in Lisbon and Porto. Coordinated by EducationUSA, the universities showcased their academic programs across Portugal beginning ... Read More»

American Corner project inaugurated at the University of the Azores

Herro Mustafa, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, inaugurated the newly renovated American Corner space at the University of the Azores . This space, at the university’s library, provides new resources to be used by students. This was her third official visit to São Miguel and the second as Chargé. On the occasion Ms. Mustafa noted that the ... Read More»

Study Abroad Portugal – Three Days, Three Cities, Four Events

From March 4-7, the U.S. Embassy, Office of Public Affairs, partnered with EducationUSA in Portugal, located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, to participate in the fourth edition of the Study Abroad Portugal fair, the largest information fair for Portuguese students wishing to study abroad.  The fair offers an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers ... Read More»

School outreach in Funchal

On March 6, 2017 Assistant PAO, Meg Young visited Escola EB 2,3 Dr. Horácio Bento Gouveia in Funchal, Madeira Island to talk about “Multiculturalism in the USA.” The 9th graders offered excellent and engaged questions and showed a particular interest in the differences among various U.S. States. At the end of the session and with ... Read More»

Escola Secundária da Mealhada visited by an American Diplomat

On February 14, 2017, American Embassy Assistant Public Affairs Officer, Meg Young, visited Escola Secundária da Mealhada to talk about U.S. Diversity. She was accompanied by Dorian Rosca from Fulbright Commission who was also invited to explain to this group of students about the possibility of continuing their studies in the USA. The 100 11th grade students ... Read More»

Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Portugal and the United States

International students in the U.S. top one million for the first time More U.S. students came to Portugal for study abroad Strong growth among students in STEM fields in both directions The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased by ... Read More»

“This is America” Brings the American Experience to Lisbon

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 ( ).  “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 ... Read More»

Bragança Welcomes Ambassador Robert Sherman

During his visit to Bragança, the U.S. Ambassador explained that he would like to encourage foreign companies, especially U.S. businesses, to invest in the region. In his opinion, there are excellent investment opportunities, especially for those who seek a place that is environmentally-friendly and offers sustainable opportunities. Ambassador Sherman noted, “It seems to me that ... Read More»

John Williamson Speaks about Video Games and Education

At the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and in partnership with the American Corners Portugal network, John Williamson, an advocate for STEM education, visited Portugal to deliver a number of lectures on the use of video games and how they can keep students —especially girls and other underrepresented groups—interested in STEM subjects, Science, ... Read More»
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