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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”Ameryka od Kuchni” Program

This year the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs proudly inaugurated its “Ameryka od Kuchni” program to raise awareness about U.S. foods, beverages, and ingredients among Poland’s culinary, retail, HORECA, and food processing stakeholders.  Under this program, the Office of Agricultural Affairs coordinates with U.S. food and beverage industry partners to showcase high-quality U.S. products ...
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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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Congressional Delegation Led by U.S. Representative Lamborn Visits Poland

U.S. Representatives Douglas Lamborn (R-CO), Stephen Cohen (D-TN), Garland Barr (R-CA), John Shimkus (R-IL), and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) visited Poland on August 28th to meet civil society leaders and develop a deeper understanding of the destruction of the Jewish community during WWII and discuss recent efforts revitalizing the Jewish community in Poland.  During ...
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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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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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DCM John Law Applauds Growing Entrepreneurship at Polish-American Innovation Bridge Conference

  Mission Poland joined the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW2016) with several events, including the third iteration of its flagship Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI), hailed by Polish radio station RMF.FM as the “the most interesting conference for startups and new entrepreneurs.”  Consulate Krakow partnered with the Creativity and Innovation Lab Foundation (FLIK), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acting Consul General Lays Wreath at Ceremony Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising

On August 1, Acting Consul General Pam DeVolder participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at Krakow’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.  Participants in the ceremony included veterans, local and provincial authorities, diplomatic representatives, and citizens of Krakow. The Warsaw Uprising, which began on August 1, 1944 ...
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