2019 Fulbright English Teachers Fellowship

The 2019 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is now accepting applications.  This fellowship offers young teachers and graduate students the opportunity to study English at a U.S. college or university while also working as an Arabic teaching assistant.  The best candidates are early career English teachers or professionals in related fields such as ...
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Ambassador Richard’s Remarks Tomorrow’s Leaders AUB Graduation

Thank you very much, it is nice to see everybody and thank you very much for coming out on a Saturday.  I think it is really important that we have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with you as Tomorrow’s Leaders graduates because you are so special to us at the U.S. Embassy, but ...
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Ambassador Richard’s Remarks Tomorrow’s Leaders LAU Graduation

Class of 2018 graduates, parents, LAU President Jabra, LAU Vice President Dr. Salem, LAU faculty and staff, I am honored to be with you today to mark this joyous occasion.  In my opinion, of all the things we do as the U.S. government and the U.S. Embassy here, the Tomorrow’s Leaders program is one of ...
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2019-2020

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut invites mid-career professionals who are Lebanese citizens or long-term Palestinian residents in Lebanon and have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study to apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for ...
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Ambassador Richard Celebrates Lebanese High School Students Who Participate in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Scholarship Program

On June 29, 2017, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard joined 56 bright, energetic young Lebanese scholarship winners and their families for an American-style barbeque.   The students are all participants in the U.S. government’s Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. Ambassador Richard welcomed back to Lebanon 26 YES students who recently returned from the United States and said ...
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U.S. Embassy Provides $11.4 Million to Support Lebanese University Students for the Coming School Year

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard announced that the U.S. government, through USAID, will support at least 104 new scholarships to two Lebanese Universities for the coming school year.  Meeting with Presidents Dr. Fadlo Khuri of the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Dr. Joseph Jabbra of the Lebanese American University, Ambassador Richard underscored continued U.S. Government support ...
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Ambassador Richard Honors 44 University Scholarship Program Graduates at AUB

Today, Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited the American University of Beirut (AUB) to celebrate the graduation of 44 University Scholarship Program (USP) students.  Through USP, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports talented Lebanese public school graduates with full four-year undergraduate scholarships that include tuition fees, housing expenses, medical insurance, textbooks, and a monthly ...
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DCM Danny Hall Promotes the Spirit of Volunteerism and Civic Engagement among USP Scholars at LAU

Today, Deputy Chief of Mission Danny Hall met with University Scholarship Program (USP) students at the Lebanese American University (LAU) Byblos campus to voice the importance of education, volunteerism and civic engagement to contribute to a more stable and peaceful future for young generations in Lebanon.  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ...
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Remarks at the Knowledge is Power Conference at AUB

Good morning, everyone! On behalf of U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard and the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, I’d like to extend warm greetings and reiterate my government’s support for this path-breaking conference and the aims of the Knowledge is Power project to promote gender equality and end sexual discrimination and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Honors 580 Lebanese High School Students for Their Study of English

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Ambassador Elizabeth H. Richard recently honored 580 Lebanese high school students for completing 400 hours of English language instruction, as part of the U.S. State Department-funded English Micro-scholarship Program (Access). The Access program, which began in Lebanon in 2004, provides free English language training to 14 to 18 year-olds around the ...
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Ambassador Richard Visits the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) on December 2, highlighting the U.S. Government’s commitment to supporting education in Lebanon. Ambassador Richard participated in a ceremony for USEK students who completed a U.S. Embassy-funded training program on social action initiatives. The program—Enhancing Youth Education and Community Cohesion Through Learning English—seeks ...
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2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders – Religious Pluralism in the U.S. Program

The U.S Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2017 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders – Religious Pluralism in the U.S. program. The program will take place in June and July of 2017 and will start with a four week academic residency that consists of a series of seminar discussions, ...
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United States Supports Two-Year Educational Research in Lebanon

On November 8, 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson attended the launching event of the Research for Results (R4R) project at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in the presence of Director General of Education and Higher Education Fadi Yarak, Head of the Department for International ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Joins Teaching Women English Graduation Event

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Danny Hall participated September 25 in a graduation ceremony in Beirut for 420 participants of the Teaching Women English (TWE) program funded by the U.S. Department of State.  The U.S. has committed more than three million dollars to the Teaching Women English program since 2008, and nearly 8,000 women ...
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Ambassador Richard Welcomes New University Scholar Program Students

Today, US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard visited the Lebanese American University (LAU) Beirut campus to welcome 73 new students under the University Scholarship Program (USP).  Through USP, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supports public school graduates, selected through a merit-based process, with full four-year undergraduate scholarships that include tuition fees, housing ...
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U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard Visits Tripoli, Lebanon

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited Tripoli on September 18 to participate in a graduation ceremony for 450 participants of the Teaching Women English (TWE) program.  The TWE program provides women in rural areas with the opportunity to learn English and become active citizens in their communities, promoting the values of tolerance, moderation, and economic opportunity.  ...
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