TechGirls Program

Lebanese Secondary School female students are invited to apply for this year’s TechGirls program. TechGirls is a four-week international summer exchange program designed to empower and inspire young girls from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology. The centerpiece of the program is a 12-day program at Virginia Tech ...
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2019 TechWomen Program

U.S. Embassy Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019 TechWomen program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau (ECA).  The program encourages and supports women engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central Asia. Approximately 108 ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes For Scholars

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Scholars (SUSI).  SUSI programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide university faculty and other scholars with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions. ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Religious Freedom and Pluralism

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders on Religious Freedom and Pluralism. The SUSI-Student Leaders on Religious Freedom and Pluralism is an intensive short-term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes For Secondary School Educators (Teachers/Administrators)

The U.S. Embassy is now accepting applications for the Study of the United States Institutes for Secondary School Educators (SUSI).  SUSI programs are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, and institutions.  The ...
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2019 Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership program

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders Women’s Leadership program. The Women’s Leadership Program is an intensive short term academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate students with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing ...
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2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy Beirut is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, a one academic semester, U.S Department of State-sponsored study program in the United States. Participants in this program will be enrolled in full-time, non-degree, undergraduate course work chosen from their host institution’s existing curriculum.  Participants will be required to take one, ...
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CDA White Welcomes New USP Scholars at LAU

Charge d’Affaires Edward White joined Lebanese American University (LAU) President Dr. Joseph Jabbra in welcoming 66 new scholarship recipients through the USAID-funded University Scholarship Program (USP).  Through USP, USAID supports talented Lebanese public school graduates with full four-year scholarships that include tuition fees, housing expenses, textbooks, and a monthly stipend.  As part of their program, ...
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DCM White Remarks TWE Program Graduation Ceremony

Thank you very much Ms. Yaghi.  Welcome everyone.  I am pleased to be here today to celebrate two very important milestones: your graduation from an intensive 6 month course of English, and the tenth anniversary of the TWE program.  Your completion of these English language courses—along with the cultural and community service activities, and exchanges ...
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United States Provides 100 School Buses to Lebanese Public Schools

Ambassador Elizabeth Richard and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Dr. Anne Patterson today delivered 100 school buses provided by USAID to public schools in 24 districts nationwide in the presence of Minister of Education and Higher Education Marwan Hamade.  Starting academic year 2018-2019, this $4.6 million donation will provide access to ...
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2019 Fulbright Foreign English Teachers Program

The 2019 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) program is now accepting applications.  This fellowship offers early career teachers, professionals in related fields, 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 ...
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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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USAID Counselor Thomas Staal Visits USAID Projects in Lebanon

On March 1 and 2, 2018, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Counselor Thomas H. Staal visited Lebanon.  Formerly a Mission Director at USAID/Lebanon and now senior USAID official, Staal visited projects in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, where he met beneficiaries and saw first-hand the impact of $345 million of assistance provided by USAID/Lebanon since 2015. Staal and Acting ...
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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 Elizabeth Richard’s Remarks at American Community School Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2017 graduates, parents, ACS faculty and staff. ACS head of school Dr. Greg MacGilpin, Jr, Your Excellency Prime Minister Hariri, Distinguished guests.  I am honored to be with you today to mark such a joyous occasion. Congratulations to all the Graduates.  Today’s ceremony is the culmination of everything  you have achieved as ACS ...
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U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard Visits Tripoli

U.S. Ambassador Elizabeth Richard visited Tripoli on Wednesday, May 3 to discuss the major issues concerning the citizens of Lebanon’s second largest city and to convey a message of strong U.S. support for efforts of these citizens to improve conditions for the residents of Tripoli.  In the course of her visit, Ambassador Richard met with ...
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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Leads Congressional Delegation in Visit to Lebanon

Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee (HAC), led a Congressional delegation visit to Lebanon on April 13-15.  Representative Frelinghuysen was joined by fellow HAC member, Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD).  During the visit, the delegation met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Minister of Defense Yaacoub Sarraf, Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces ...
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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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Public Affairs Officer Alan Holst Visits the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik

Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Alan Holst visited the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik on March 30. He gave remarks at the distribution of certificates to 20 USEK students who completed training in the U.S. Embassy-funded “Theater and Democracy” project that won a Public Diplomacy small grant competition to support English language education.  This project promotes ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Marjeyoun and Discusses Humanitarian and Development Issues

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard traveled today to Marjeyoun District.  In Marj El Khoukh, Ambassador Richard inaugurated a water pumping station that serves more than 61,000 individuals living in Marj El Khoukh and surrounding areas, including over 4,200 Syrian refugees.  The station is part of a water project funded by the United States.  Representatives ...
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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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