Cultural Affairs Officer Encourages Wroclaw Law Students to Consider Diplomacy as Career

On November 29, the American Center Warsaw hosted first and second year law students from the University of Wroclaw in southwestern Poland as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing Meet America initiative.  Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings greeted the students and spoke to them about the career of diplomacy, encouraging them to consider applying their legal …

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U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Inspire Polish Teenagers to Study in America

On America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Embassy welcomed to Warsaw thirteen new U.S. Fulbright grantees who have volunteered to join the U.S. Embassy’s special EducationUSA Mentoring Program.  Launched in 2016 by the Embassy and the Warsaw-based Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, the program pairs American and Polish alumni of American universities with competitively selected Polish teenagers who are …

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Embassy Supports International Conference on Polish-Jewish Heritage and Challenges of Memory and Education

On November 14 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Finver addressed 300 Polish teachers and educators at the opening of the international conference “Polish-Jewish Heritage of the Republic of Poland: Challenges of Memory and Education” organized by the POLIN Museum and co-sponsored by the …

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Embassy Supports Youth Leaders from Poland, Baltics, Caucasus, and Romania

On November 15 in downtown Warsaw, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings spoke at the Central Europe FLEXability workshop attended by approximately 60 teenagers from Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Armenia and Georgia who were in Poland for three days to learn skills in Digital Storytelling.  The workshop was organized by the Washington, DC-based American Councils for …

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City Game “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together” in Katowice

On October 19th, the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow in cooperation with the American Corner at Silesian University organized “City Game” in Katowice, a scavenger hunt style event.  The competitive event highlighted the strength of U.S.-Polish relations. Over 70 participants turned out on Saturday for a team building activity where players had to find hidden …

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Embassy Supports International Masters and Robots Conference in Poland

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Embassy supported the global Masters & Robots conference that took place in Warsaw from October 7-9, 2019.  Organized by the Warsaw-based Digital University that operates the Polish chapter of the Silicon Valley’s Singularity University think tank, the global event focused on the advent of new technologies …

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Apply to the EducationUSA Advisory Program!

Do you dream of studying in the USA?  Would you like someone more experienced to guide you through the application process?  Then please apply to take part in the EducationUSA Mentoring Program of the U.S. Embassy and U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission to obtain support from professional education advisors and Polish and American alumni of U.S. universities! …

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Hacking Anti-Semitism

With support from a U.S. Embassy grant, the Israeli embassy organized a 48-hour hackathon aimed at developing apps to counter anti-Semitism and other kinds of hate speech.  Digital University and the Tikkunology Foundation implemented the project at the Polin Museum where 30 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers from Israel, Germany and Poland worked together in multi-national …

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Embassy Supports Geek Girls Carrots to Advance Girls and Women in STEM Fields

On September 30, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings participated in #Hiddennomore – Advance Women in STEM across the Borders that was held on the premises of Warsaw’s state-of-the-art Polish Vodka Museum in the Praga Koneser Center.  The event was organized by Małgorzata Ratajska-Gradin, the President of Geek Girls Carrots, a global grassroots organization founded in Poland …

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Embassy Supports American-Style Graduation for University of Warsaw American Studies Students

On September 28 Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings attended the exciting graduation ceremony of students who completed their undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center. It was the second time that the American Studies Center held an “American style” commencement ceremony which students themselves organized. The ceremony kicked off with the …

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Promoting American Culture at the Language Love Festival

On September 28, the Public Affairs Section took part in the Language Love Festival, an event organized by the Mindset Foundation. The event brought together peoples of various nationalities and cultures and offered a wide variety of workshops on everything from flamenco to learning foreign languages.  The festival promoted multilingualism and cross-cultural communication.  Esther Bell, …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Newly Arrived Fulbright Fellows from the United States

On September 25 at his residence in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu hosted 27 newly arrived Fulbright Scholars from the United States who will spend the next academic year in different cities across Poland.  In total, 43 of these U.S. scholars will teach and conduct research at Polish universities throughout the complete 2019-20 …

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U.S. Embassy Attends Graduation of 55 Polish Fulbright Scholars

On September 6, Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu and Embassy representatives attended the graduation ceremony of 55 Polish Fulbright Fellows who conducted research, studies, and teaching work during the 2018-2019 academic year in the United States.  Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education at its headquarters in the heart of Warsaw, the …

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Reaching the Moon: Exhibition Celebration 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Opens in Warsaw

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, “Reaching the Moon”, an exhibition curated by the History Meeting House, will take you on a visual journey from Earth to the Moon. The photographs from NASA archives show the entire process that concluded in the landing and the exploration of the Moon. Apollo …

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My America: 2019 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2019 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects.  The …

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Embassy Participates in The TOLI Seminar for Educators on Holocaust Education and Human Rights

On June 25 in Warsaw, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings helped kick off the second edition of The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) seminar that provides training to educators around the world on Holocaust education and human rights.  Based in New York, the TOLI institute was established to educate students in the United States, Europe, and …

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Meeting 2019 FLEX Program Participants

On June 26 Public Affairs Section and FLEX implementer American Councils for International Education hosted a group of high school students who are finalists of this year’s edition of FLEX program. This year 43 Polish students from cities and towns around Poland will depart to the U.S. for one academic year to learn in an …

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Civic UP Academy Kick-Off

On June 24 Public Affairs Section together with Center for Civic Education and Rural Development Foundation opened the 2nd edition of Civic UP! Academy, a 10-day civic education summer camp for 24 Polish high school students.  Participants from cities and towns across Poland, ages 15-18, learn greater awareness of the U.S. system of government and …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu Gives Remarks at the Batory High School Graduation

On June 19, as part of the Batory High School’s end-of-year celebrations, Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu spoke to students at one of the oldest and most prestigious high schools in Warsaw highlighting the longstanding relations between Poland and the United States and the fact that  “It is the people-to-people connection that has provided …

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University of Gdansk Hosts PIASA Conference

On June 15-16 the University of Gdansk welcomed 259 lecturers from the U.S., Poland Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France, who participated in the Seventh World Congress on Polish Studies organized jointly by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) and the Institute of History of the University of …

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FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program a Success

U.S. Embassy Warsaw and American Councils Poland celebrated the successful FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program on June 7 at the American Center Warsaw. FLEX mentees presented their community service projects designed in cooperation with their mentors and supported by a small grant from the U.S. government. The students’ projects were not only well developed and implemented …

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DCM Bix Aliu Hosts U.S. University Students from President Duda’s Presidential Internship Program

On June 10 at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, new Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu hosted a visit by 20 American university business and engineering students participating in the Presidential Internship Program (PIP) sponsored by the Chancellery of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda.  The third edition of PIP was co-supported with funding from the Polish …

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U.S. Embassy Attends Graduation of 35 U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Poland

On June 7, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green and Embassy personnel attended the graduation ceremony for 35 U.S. Fulbright fellows who are concluding their work and research in Poland.  Hosted by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in the majestic Lubomirski Palace, the ceremony honored the work, research, and studies performed by the 2018-19 cohort of …

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Memorial Tree for Michael Gilmor (1995-2018), the Fulbright Program grantee in Poland

On April 25, 2019, the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and Lomza State University of Applied Sciences organized a tree-planting ceremony in memory of Michael S. Gilmor (1995-2018), Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Poland (2017-18). Michael passed away unexpectedly of aortic aneurism at his home in Huntington, New York on August …

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Ambassador Mosbacher Attends Social Wolves Gala

Addressing the 2,700 high school finalists of the Social Wolves project, Ambassador Mosbacher congratulated the students for their achievement and success while encouraging them to “keep moving forward and keep achieving because you are all the next generation of leaders in Poland”.  Citing her own experience of overcoming challenges, Ambassador Mosbacher motivated the students to …

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American Center Warsaw and Embassy Host Action Diplomacy Student Club

On April 3 Steven Bremner, a diplomat from the Embassy’s political section, met with a group of 20 students from Action Diplomacy – a university student club organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at the Warsaw School of Economics.  The students discussed a variety of topics including the U.S. and Polish bilateral relationship, U.S. economic …

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Participants of EducationUSA Advisory Program Apply to U.S. Universities

On April 1 in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy and the Polish-U.S Fulbright Commission celebrated with Polish high school students who recently completed a year of intensive preparations to apply for university studies in the United States, a process that greatly differs from university admission processes in Europe. With the support of the EducationUSA Advisory Program, …

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Alumni Association Celebrates 100 Years of U.S.-Polish Relations

As part of the ongoing celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations by Poland and the USA, Polish Alumni Association organized a seminar on The Development of IT Technology over the past 100 years. Organized by Polish Alumni Association members, Marek Mendel from “TARCZA” Educational Association of Byczyna, Piotr Koziol from …

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Chargé d’Affaires Eric Green Opens 3rd Edition of Young Leaders Conference

Chargé d’Affaires, Eric Green, gave opening remarks at the 3rd edition of the Young Leaders Conference on March 2 atop the Warsaw Spire in downtown Warsaw.  With the conference theme of “100 Years of U.S.-Polish Diplomatic Relations, Chargé d’Affaires Green addressed an audience of 150 young students from high schools and universities across Poland underscoring …

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Fulbright Ambassadors Program Launched to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Fulbright in Poland

On February 12, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings met with the nine talented alumni of the Fulbright Program in Poland recently selected to serve as the first-ever Fulbright Ambassadors of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission.  The program is a new initiative of the Commission, which is headquartered in Warsaw, to honor the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright …

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“100 Photos for 100 Years” Contest on Twitter and Instagram

People, history, culture, sport, cuisine… or perhaps something totally different? Show us what best captures Polish-American relations to you and take part in our “100 Photos for 100 Years” contest on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win prizes. The Embassy of the United States of America in Warsaw and the Embassy of the …

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Krakow: Students Compete in Zoom in on America Trivia Contest

More than 80 students ‎from Krakow and surrounding areas showed off their knowledge of the United States during two recent trivia contests held on different days at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Consulate staff and Fulbright students comprised the jury and ran the 4th annual contest. Primary School No. 1 in Bochnia beat out a dozen other junior teams on November 28th, while Senior High School No. 2 …

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City Game “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together” Generates Excitement about Polish-American Shared History

On December 8th, the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow organized “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together”, a scavenger hunt-type City Game, highlighting the centennial of U.S.-Polish relations. Over 70 participants turned out on Saturday for a team building activity where players had to find hidden places and complete designated tasks, by using a series …

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The Results of My America Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2018

  We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists of the 2018 edition of the My America photo contest for participants of the Summer Work Travel program. All photos can be seen HERE Winner – Bogusz Kluz “Have you ever been on Mars?” The other finalists include the following photos (names as given by participants) …

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Celebrate International Education Week and Take Part in Virtual College Fair on November 14

This year the 18th annual edition of International Education Week ( IEW ) takes place November 12-16.   IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that promotes the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide.  Initially created so that America could inspire its students to study abroad, IEW now encourages …

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Embassy Holds Forum for Polish Youth and Officially Opens the American Center Warsaw

On October 26, Ambassador Mosbacher kicked off the first ever PL+U.S. Youth Forum and officially opened the American Center Warsaw at Warsaw’s University of Technology.  Minister for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jadwiga Emilewicz and Warsaw University of Technology’s Vice-Rector for Science Rajmund Bacewicz joined the Ambassador at these major events.  At the start of the PL+U.S. …

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U.S. Experts Provide Fundraising Training to Network of Polish NGOs

On October 22-23, Jim Anderson and Alice Ferris from GoalBusters Consulting provided fundraising and marketing training to Polish civil society NGOs working in diverse fields across the third sector.  Hosted by FAOO , the leading NGO training and development organization in Poland, and funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy, the training was part of …

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Embassy Supports Oct 25-27 International Conference on the Righteous at POLIN Museum

On October 25, Ambassador Mosbacher addressed 200 Polish teachers at the opening of the international conference “How to talk about Righteous?  Representations in Culture, Meaning in Education” organized by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Poland.  In her opening remarks, Ambassador Mosbacher saluted …

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American Studies Center Holds Its First-Ever American-Style Graduation in Warsaw

On September 29 Deputy Cultural Attaché Scott Whitmore attended the exciting graduation ceremony of students who completed their undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center.  It was the first time that the American Studies Center held an “American style” commencement ceremony which students themselves organized.  The ceremony kicked off with …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Newly Arrived Fulbright Fellows from the United States

On September 26 at his residence in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green hosted 30 newly arrived American Fulbright Scholars from America who will spend the next academic year in different cities across Poland.  In total, 47 American Fulbright Scholars will teach and conduct research at Polish universities throughout the 2018-19 academic year.  Representatives …

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Ambassador Mosbacher Visits the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York

On September 26 Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher visited the headquarters of the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation, one of the oldest organizations of the Polish diaspora in the United States.  Invited by the Kosciuszko Foundation’s leadership – President Marek Skulimowski, Chairman of the Board Alex Storozynski and Vice-Chairman of the Board Andrzej Rojek – Ambassador Mosbacher learned …

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Fulbright Commission Hosts BBQ for Polish Fulbright Alumni

On September 14th, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green spoke at a reception in honor of Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program that the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission hosted in Warsaw.  Academics from universities from all over Poland took part in the celebratory event.  Both Deputy Chief of Mission Green and the Executive Director of the …

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Celebrate Poland and America’s Shared History – Apply for the Kościuszko Foundation’s New Centennial Award Scholarship!

The New York-based Kościuszko Foundation has announced a new call for applications for fellowships and grants for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States. One of this year’s awards is the new “Centennial Award” which will honor the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the …

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Apply to Participate in the Winter 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking in the U.S.

The State Department is pleased to invite nominations for the Winter 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking. The six week-long Institute will take place from January 3 to February 15, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The U.S. Embassy invites Polish candidates to apply …

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Cultural Attaché Supports Embassy and Fulbright Mentorship Program for High School Students

On August 31, 2018 Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings met with the mentees of the EducationUSA Advisory Program. The students came to Warsaw from all over Poland for a training related to preparing their successful application to universities and colleges in the United States. The high school mentorship program was prepared by the U.S. Embassy in cooperation …

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Back to School: Polish FLEX Students in the U.S. and Applications Now Open for Next Year’s Edition

The U.S. Embassy would like to wish all of our 43 Polish FLEX students a successful year in their American high schools and with their host families as they begin their exchange in the United States.  The students were selected based on their leadership and civic engagement and come from towns across Poland.  They will …

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Holocaust Teacher Training for Teachers

The U.S. Embassy invites teachers and educators to apply for participation in the Holocaust Teacher Training program which takes place annually in June and July. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the …

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U.S. Embassy has Launched the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Mentoring Program

U.S. Embassy has launched the pilot edition of the FLEX Mentoring Program. It is a year-long mentoring program aimed at connecting FLEX program alumni with senior alumni of other U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs for a unique professional development opportunity. It is funded by U.S. Embassy Warsaw and carried out with a partnering organization – …

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My America: 2018 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2018 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Polish Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects.  …

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FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program

On Monday July 16 U.S. Embassy Warsaw and American Councils for International Education launched a mentoring program for alumni of the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 FLEX exchange. FLEX exchange participants get scholarships to go to the USA for a year to study at an American high school and stay with an American host family. The FLEX …

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Next Stop: America

Ambassador Jones recently met with 43 high school students who are departing to the U.S. for the 3rd edition of the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) in Poland.  Highlighting the unique opportunity these students will have while in the United States, Ambassador Jones challenged the students “to be ambassadors of Poland while in the U.S. …

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Mentors

Marta Berecka, curator, completed her post-graduate studies Totalitarianism – Nazism – Holocaust and Culture Management in the Institute of Culture at the Jagiellonian University. She is a certified teacher, and since 2007 employee of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Initially, she was in the Program Section team. From 2013-2017 she was the head of Educational Projects of …

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Mentees

Dawid Baluch was born in Silesia, close to coal mines and to mountains. His mother is a teacher and his father is a coal miner. Dawid enjoys doing a lot of sports such as running, cycling, cross fit, and volleyball which he achieved 3rd place in a Volleyball Championship. He is willing to take part …

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Civic UP Academy Concludes First Edition of Civic Education and Engagement for 27 Polish Youth

Ambassador Jones closed out the first edition of the Civic UP Academy with remarks to 27 Polish high school students, FLEX alumni and NGO partners, stating “how important it is for young people like those gathered here today to help rejuvenate the close relationship between Poland and the United States and to be active members …

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45 U.S. Fulbright Scholars Conclude Their Work and Research in Poland

On June 8, Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and Embassy personnel attended the graduation ceremony for 45 U.S. Fulbright fellows who are concluding their work and research in Poland.  Hosted by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in the majestic Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace that houses the Museum of the University of Warsaw, the ceremony honored the work, …

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Chargé D’affaires Law Opens 2nd Young Leaders Conference

Chargé D’affaires John Law, addressing an audience of 350 young students from high schools and universities across Poland at the 2nd annual Young Leaders Conference held May 24-25 at the Palladium Theater, spoke about his diplomatic career as well as “the importance of youth in renewing the strong relationship shared between Poland and the United …

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EducationUSA Interactive Webchat on Student Visas

EducationUSA Interactive: Student Visas • Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 11:00 EDT / 15:00 UTC • Event page: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSA • Language: English Are you an international student interested in studying in the United States? Do you need help with applying for a student visa and have questions on the process? Join EducationUSA for a Facebook Live event …

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Embassy Commemorates World Down Syndrome Day at the American School of Warsaw

On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings was invited by the American School of Warsaw to speak to 5th grade students about Down Syndrome.  Hastings, the proud father of a child with Down Syndrome, talked about his family’s life raising their child.  He answered numerous questions from children about the …

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Ambassador Jones and Fulbright Director Kick off 2nd Edition of High School Mentorship Program

On March 9 in Warsaw, Ambassador Jones and Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, kicked off the 2nd edition of the “EducationUSA Advisory Program” for 20 Polish high school students interested in studying at American universities.  The 20 students were selected from an application field of almost 400 high school students across …

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Come Meet Polish High School Students in Warsaw! (April 24-25)

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassies in Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic are organizing educational fairs and partnership development opportunities in their respective countries from April 23 to April 27, 2018. In Warsaw the fair will take place on April 24-25 in the beautiful library of the University of Warsaw.  Come to …

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The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum Invite Teachers to Apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the U.S.

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in the summer of 2018.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of …

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Recruitment Opens to Congressional Internship Program for Polish Students

On January 11, Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum (TFLF) begins recruitment for the third edition of their Congressional internship program in Washington D.C. seeking the best and brightest university students.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018.  This highly competitive program runs from August to October, 2018 and includes internships in U.S. Congressional offices plus a series …

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Baseball in December!- PAS Warsaw Supports Baseball in Schools Program

On December 16 in Wroclaw six Polish public schools participated in the first Play Ball baseball tournament, celebrating the final stage of a pilot program that introduces Polish students to the game of softball and baseball.  Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Whitmore attended the tournament, met with local organizers and officials and handed out prizes and awards …

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Apply to the EducationUSA Advisory Program!

Do you dream of studying in the USA?  Would you like someone more experienced to guide you through the application process?  Then please apply to take part in the EducationUSA Advisory Program of the U.S. Embassy and U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission to obtain support from professional education advisors and Polish alumni of U.S. universities!    Apply …

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Announcing Winners of My America Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 2017 edition of the My America photo contest for participants of the Summer Work Travel program. First Prize – Michał Binkiewicz “Wanderer on the road” Second Prize – Karolina Centkowska “Monumental Friendship” Third Prize – Bogusz Kluz “The biggest” The other finalists include the …

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FabLab at the Copernicus Center is Now Open!

On Tuesday November 7th Deputy Chief of Mission John Law participated in the opening of the FabLab in partnership with Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. The Copernicus Science Center FabLab is Poland’s first FabLab where children and educators learn how to design by using digital production equipment—such as 3D printers, plotters, digital cutters—as well as …

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International Education Week 2017 and International Students Day

This week marks the 17th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students …

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September-October Issue of Zoom in on America

The September-October 2017 issue of Zoom in on America is about the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark at the beginning of the 19th century. If traveling West in today’s America – where every hill, mountain, creek and valley has been measured, photographed and inspected by scientists – can arouse admiration, let us imagine what it …

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Opening of “Tadeusz Kosciuszko – A Man of Vision” Exhibition

On the evening of September 18 in the heart of Warsaw Ambassador Jones helped officially open the innovative outdoor exhibition Tadeusz Kosciuszko – A Man of Vision.  Designed by the Museum of Polish History  and proudly supported by the US Embassy, the exhibition will be open to the public 24 hours through the end of September at the Krakowskie …

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Recruitment for the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

American Councils for International Education in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Poland have started recruiting for the next edition of the FLEX Program (Future Leaders Exchange Program). The program which is targeted at third-graders of gymnasium and first-grade highs school students gives them the opportunity to study one year in American high school …

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Graduation Ceremony for the 2016-2017 Polish Fulbright Grantees

Frank J. Finver, Counselor for Public Affairs with Fulbright grantee In his remarks at the graduation ceremony for the 2016-2017 Polish Fulbright grantees, Deputy Chief of Mission, John Law, congratulated the scholars on their exchange and  underlined the  significance of the Fulbright Program for the development of science in both countries. “The Fulbright Program is an …

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May-June Zoom in on America

American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) began his career in Farm Security Administration, and then worked for „Vogue” and „Life” magazines. Apart from photography, he was a film director, and a writer. His artistic motto was: “I Use My Camera as a Weapon”. This issue of Zoom in on America is about his life and the …

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My America: 2017 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2017 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Polish Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects. …

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U.S. Embassy Donated English Language Books to School in Redzikowo

On June 14, 2017 the U.S. Embassy Warsaw donated to the Zespół Szkół in Redzikowo about 500 English language books for young readers on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.  U.S. servicemen from the nearby military base in Redzikowo joined the Embassy’s Counselor of Public Affairs, Christopher Midura, in a ceremony at the school …

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Warsaw School of Economics Students Discuss U.S.-Polish Economic Relations with U.S. Diplomats

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Economic Section hosted a group of students from the Foreign Affairs Club at the Warsaw School of Economics on 20 April 2017 to discuss the U.S.-Polish economic relationship as part of the group’s Action Diplomacy 2017 project.  This project enables students to visit numerous foreign embassies and consulates in Warsaw and …

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Deputy Press Attaches Meets Students in Gdynia and Explains the Electoral College

The third High School in Gdynia invited Deputy Press Attache Stephen Dreikorn to deliver a presentation about the Electoral College. Dreikorn explained the history of the electoral college as well as some of its idiosyncrasies over the past 200 years. Following the presentation, Dreikorn answered questions on variety of subjects, including American politics, life as …

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February Zoom in on America

Are Americans a mobile nation? We are trying to answer this question in an interview with an American student. You will also find an article on MOVies about MOVing. The February issue (PDF 1,37 Mb) Read more  about Zoom in on America  All past issues of Zoom in on America.

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January Zoom in on America

The January issue of Zoom in on America is devoted to the Kennedy Space Center. An hour drive east of Orlando, Florida there is a 34-mile long and roughly six-mile wide area, covering 219 square miles that is visited, on average, by 1.5 million visitors per year. It is called the Kennedy Space Center, but more than tourism it …

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The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum invite teachers to apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the USA

  The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in 2017.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations …

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November Zoom in on America

The November issue of Zoom in on America features Colorado, “The Centennial State.” The origins of the name and nickname of the state are explained alongside other interesting facts about Colorado, the Capitol building, the ancient dwelling place – Messa Verde and many other.  You will find a little Colorado quiz and Activity Page with Reading …

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Fifth Reunion of the TOP 500 Innovators Program Alumni

Alison Dilworth, Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, took part in the welcome ceremony for the fifth reunion of the TOP 500 Innovators program alumni. TOP 500 Innovators V Reunion hosted two distinguished American speakers:  John Spence, laureate TOP 100 Business Thought Leader in America and Spencer Penhart, Penhart Performance Group. They gave …

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Krakow: Gymnasium and Lyceum students Compete in Zoom in on America Trivia Contest

More than 70 Gymnasium and Lyceum students ‎from Krakow and the area showed off their knowledge of the United States during recent trivia contests held at the Pedagogical University in Krakow.  Gymnasium No. 52 beat out a dozen other junior high schools in Krakow on November 14, while Senior High School No. 2 won the contest …

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Join EducationUSA International Students Day Virtual College Fair on November 16, 2016

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education initiative is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. One of the …

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September Issue of Zoom in on America

The September issue of Zoom in on America is about Jesse Owens, America’s greatest track and field athlete. The latest issue   (PDF 1,65 Mb).   Read more  about Zoom in on America  All past issues of Zoom in on America.    

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Fulbright Commission Hosts BBQ for Polish Fulbright Alumni

On September 8th, Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law spoke at the meeting for Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program organized by the U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission and U.S. Embassy Warsaw. Polish academics from universities from all over Poland took part in the barbecue. Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission Justyna Janiszewska encouraged Polish Fulbright …

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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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Ambassador Jones to Host FLEX Program Students

On July 12, Ambassador Jones will host 30 participants of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program.  The event recognizes participants of the first Polish edition of the program, who will travel to various U.S. states this summer to begin their year-long educational and cultural experience.  At the event, FLEX exchange students will interact with U.S. …

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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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American Education Fair Returns to Warsaw!

American Education Fair Returns to Warsaw! The U.S. embassy cordially invites students, teachers and parents to the American Education Fair on April 20 at the University of Warsaw Library. Representatives of 15 American colleges and universities will present their educational offers for gymnasium, high-school and university students. The fair is open to anyone interested in …

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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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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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Deputy Press Attaché Stephen Dreikorn Discussed U.S. Elections with Students in Lodz, Gorzow Wielkopolski, and Bydgoszcz

U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Deputy Press Attaché Stephen Dreikorn travelled to Lodz, Gorzow Wielkpolski, and Bydgoszcz this month where he gave presentations to high school students about how the United States elects its President. The American Corner in Lodz, and two america@your library host institutions, the Wojewodzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna in Bydgoszcz and the Wojewodzka …

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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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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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