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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Herro Mustafa at Salesianos in Estoril

On January 19, 2018 Deputy Chief of Mission, Herro Mustafa spoke to a group of 11th  and 12th  graders at Salesianos do Estoril.  Ms. Mustafa was greeted by  Prof. Hugo Carvalho, the cordinating teacher, and Prof. Nelson Silva, as a member of the school board and Head Representative of Secondary students as well as two ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ( 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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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