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

American university student lay wreath at the monument to Ronald Reagan on Aleje Ujazdowskie

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 & Slavic Federal Credit Union in New York and the U.S. General Electric Company.  The goal of PIP is to enable talented American university students, including those of Polish origin, to familiarize themselves with current affairs in Poland and the region through visits to Polish government institutions and U.S.-Polish businesses operating in Poland.  During their two-week stay in Poland, the students also visit selected cities to learn more about Poland’s rich culture, traditions, and history.  After the students laid a wreath at the monument to Ronald Reagan across the street from the Embassy on Aleje Ujazdowskie, they were received by the Embassy’s new Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu who outlined the current priorities of Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Poland.  DCM Aliu highlighted the strength of bilateral relations, noting that “our long history of ties” endure thanks to America’s and Poland’s shared values and history.