New Issue of Zoom in on America

The July-August 2016 issue of Zoom in on America is about summer work. Many students in America decide to take a job during the summer. There is also a program for international students who want to work and travel in the USA during their holidays. The latest issue   (PDF 1,97 Mb).   Read more  about Zoom in on America  ...
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American Military Cadets Visit Krakow and Auschwitz

Future American armed forces leaders visited Krakow and Auschwitz as a part of a study tour focused on holocaust and genocide issues.  The delegation included 14 cadets from the West Point Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Consul General Walter Braunohler hosted a reception for them at his residence ...
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My America: Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2016

A NEW EDITION OF “MY AMERICA” PHOTO CONTEST U.S. Embassy Warsaw and U.S. Consulate General Krakow are pleased to announce a new edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel Photo Contest.” We invite Summer Work Travel participants from Poland to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America. Photographs may focus on the natural ...
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Annual National Parks Conference Celebrating Earth Day 2016

Deputy Chief of Mission John Law opened the Annual National Parks conference celebrating  Earth Day 2016 On April 25-27, National Parks’ managers and rangers gathered to share experiences and discuss  the conference leading theme ”Are National Parks Responding to the Needs of their Users in the Changing World?”  The conference and workshops organized by Kampinoski ...
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Contests on Zoom in on America in Southern Poland

March and April are the months when trivia contests are held based on the material in the U.S. Consulate monthly publication Zoom in on America ( www.usinfo.pl/zoom ). This year’s contests were organized at the America@YourLibrary in Kielce, The John Paul II High School in Niepołomice, the American Corner in Wroclaw, the Jan Heweliusz High School ...
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American Destroyer USS Donald Cook in Poland.

On Friday, April 8th 2016, American Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)  arrived to the port of Gdynia. This routine strengthens the relationship between Poland and the United States as we work together to enhance security in Central and Eastern Europe.  The presence of USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea demonstrates U.S. Navy commitment ...
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U.S. Senators Visit Krakow

A delegation of five United States Senators and staff from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence visited Krakow during a week-long trip through Europe to discuss international security issues with European leaders.  Committee Chair Richard Burr of North Carolina led the bi-partisan delegation comprised of Senators Mark Warner of Virginia, Daniel Coats of Indiana, Angus ...
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Feminism American way? Feminism Polish Way? American feminist writings debated

In cooperation with the Public Library at Koszykowa we are pleased to invite you to an event honoring Women History Month.   On Tuesday, March 22 we will be talking about American feminist books published in Polish in a series called the Library of Congress of Women with the prominent women activists: Agnieszka Graff – ...
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U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Lally Visits Poland

March 21, 2016 — U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) Michael Lally arrived in Warsaw on March 20.  He will be in Poland until March 23 formeetings with his Polish Government counterparts.  The visit illustrates the United States’ commitment to growing the U.S.-Poland economic and commercial relationship. During the visit, DAS Lally will meet ...
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New Executive Director at the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in Warsaw

In cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the U.S. Embassy, the Board of Directors of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission has appointed Ms. Justyna Janiszewska as the Executive Director of the Commission. Ms. Janiszewska will assume duties May 1.   Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Polish-American Fulbright Commission, Ms. Janiszewska ...
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Summer Work Travel Photo Exhibit Opens in Krakow

Consul General Walter Braunohler and Krakow Pedagogical University Deputy Rector Kazimierz Karolczak opened an impressive photographic exhibit showcasing the 25 finalist photos of the 2015 Summer Work Travel Photo (SWT) Contest, which U.S. Consulate Krakow and U.S. Embassy Warsaw jointly organized in fall 2015.  The opening gathered over 200 university students and faculty.  The aim of ...
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National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years in 2016

On August 25th, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service (NPS) with the purpose of conserving nature remarkable sites “by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”  Thus, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the NPS, a federal program designed to protect diverse sites ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in front of the U.S. Consulate February 17, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Krakow February 12, 2016 The U.S. Consulate General in Krakow informs U.S. citizens that an anti-U.S. demonstration will take place in front of the U.S. Consulate building in Krakow at Ulica Stolarska 9 on February 17, 2016 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  The police expect up to 70 participants. Protestors plan to march ...
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Consulate Krakow: Pol/Econ Officer Andrew Caruso Speaks at Tarnobrzeg School

Political-Economic Officer Andrew Caruso gave a speech on New York City to middle-school students who participated in the Manhattan: 3 Dimensions competition in Tarnobrzeg, south-east Poland.  The February 4th event marked the end of a school semester-long competition covering three disciplines: information and multimedia, art and geography, and literature.  The contest originated by a teacher of ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry Statement on Syria Negotiations

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS January 31, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry Video Statement on Syria Negotiations State Department Washington, D.C. SECRETARY KERRY: For almost five years, the world has watched in horror as Syria has disintegrated into a brutal conflict, killing hundreds of thousands and displacing ...
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Ambassador Paul Jones and Consul General Walter Braunohler Visit Jasna Góra

On January 27, Ambassador Paul Jones and Consul General Walter Braunohler visited the Jasna Góra Monastery in Czestochowa, a famous Polish shrine to St. Mary. The guests were greeted by the monastery’s deputy abbot, Fr. Mieczysław Polak and were given a tour of the Basilica and the Library. The Pauline monks’ monastery was founded in ...
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71st Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Death Camp

Ambassador Paul Jones and Consul General Walter Braunohler joined Polish President Andrzej Duda, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and 300 others at a ceremony commemorating the 71st Anniversary of the Liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Death Camp on January 27.  This day also marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  During the ceremony, survivors of Auschwitz told ...
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State of the Union Address 2016

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address   Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Tonight marks the eighth year I’ve come here to report on the State of the Union.  And for this final one, I’m going to try to make it ...
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Warsaw PAO Visits American Corner in Katowice

On Monday, December 14, Warsaw PAO Christopher Midura visited the American Corner in Katowice and learned about the variety of programs the Corner offers its wide audience, which includes university students as well as children. The American Corner organizes a variety of events, including public readings, film screenings, speaker programs, workshops, video-conferences and exhibits, and ...
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The 73rd Annual Christmas Crèche Contest in Krakow

Each year, on the first Thursday in December, a creche contest is held in the main market square in Krakow. 2015 marks the 73rd contest, but for Consul General Walter Braunohler it was the first he had a chance to experience since he arrived at post in August this year. On the day of the competition creche ...
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Check out Our New Site

Yes, we have a brand new website! Check it out! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that you may be interested in. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visa – For all your Visa questions U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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