U.S. Embassy Kingston’s College Fair attracts over 2,000 Students

Over 2,000 Jamaican high-school students participated in the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA College Fair, held October 22 -23, 2018 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.  The Fair gave individuals the unique opportunity to engage with US College representatives from approximately 40 American institutions of higher learning.   Speaking at the official opening of the Fair, the Embassy’s ...
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Eight Young Jamaican Entrepreneurs Participate in YLAI 2018

The YLAI Fellowship Professional Program will bring 250 business and social entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States in September 2018 to collaborate with counterparts in businesses and organizations in 20 cities across the United States. Through this exchange, Fellows will advance their entrepreneurial ventures and build leadership skills to effectively ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston hosts Fulbright Pre-Departure Briefing

Chargé d’Affaires Eric Khant and Counselor for Public Affairs Jeremiah Knight met with 2018 Fulbright Awardees during a pre-departure orientation session held at the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday, July 25. The awardees will start their study in the United States this August and have been given the opportunity to embark upon research projects in their required ...
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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program applications are now open

The U.S. Embassy invites suitably qualified persons to compete for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This distinguished program brings accomplished mid-level professionals in leadership positions to the United States for a year of combined academic (non-degree) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. ...
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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) 2018 Applications Now Open

Calling all Jamaican entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2018 YLAI Professional Fellowship Program now open! The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative empowers entrepreneurs to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. The program  builds prosperity by connecting youth to entrepreneurship. The program ...
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U.S. Embassy and NATFATIP Trafficking in Persons Island Tour

In an effort to build awareness and ultimately contribute to the eradication of human trafficking in Jamaica, the U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with the National Task Force Against Trafficking In Persons (NATFATIP), through the Ministry of Justice, funded a TIP awareness tour targeting communities across the island between January 16-19, 2018. The tour comprised five ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston Supports PAJ National Journalism Week 2017

In partnership with the Press Association of Jamaica, (PAJ), the U.S. Embassy, Kingston provided support for a three-day media exchange with American invited speaker, Dr. Janet Steele, associate professor of journalism at the George Washington University. Under the theme, Media Regulations in Jamaica and elsewhere, looking at the topic, “Who is Watching the Watchdog”. Dr. ...
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EducationUSA College Fair 2018

Earn Your College Degree in the USA! College Application season is finally here and U.S. Embassy Kingston is proud to announce its 2018 EducationUSA College Fair. This event will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on October 22 and 23, 2018. We invite high school seniors and individuals interested in studying in the United ...
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U.S. Embassy Kingston hosts Pre-Departure Orientation for Jamaican students

On Friday, July 21, 2017, EducationUSA Jamaica hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, for approximately twenty prospective undergraduate and graduate students, who will commence studies at higher education institutions in the U.S. this Fall. These students will attend several prestigious American schools including Caldwell University, New York Film Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ...
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Richard Griffiths Speaks On Media Education for Justice, Development and Social Change

On May 3, 2017, the U.S. Embassy, Kingston commemorated World Press Freedom Day with invited guest, Richard Griffiths, former Vice President and Senior Editorial Director of CNN. Under the theme “Media Education for Justice, Development and Social Change”, Griffiths was the keynote speaker at the University of Technology’s annual Final Year Exhibition for the Communication ...
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Are you a young entrepreneur or civil society leader? Join the YLAI Professional Fellows Program!

Great News! The program has been extended until April 28.  The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Department of State, is seeking young entrepreneurs and civil society leaders from Jamaica to take part in five weeks of training focused on commercial and social entrepreneurship in October and November ...
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The Tradition Continues….Peace Corps Jamaica welcomes Group 88

On March 13, 2017, Peace Corps Jamaica hosted a Welcome Reception for the 88th group of 31 Trainees to the island.  The unbroken partnership of fifty-five (55) years between the Jamaican government and the United States Peace Corps began with the signing of the agreement on February 22, 1962, by Jamaica’s Norman Washington Manley.  The ...
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After Jamaican School Assesses Reading Skills, Attendance Soars

  In the isolated, serene hills of St. James on Jamaica’s west end sits the quaint little school of Retrieve Primary. The school hosts a total of approximately 120 students from grades 1 to 6. But until 2010, only 30 students attended the school. Former principal Yvonne Hardy remembers what it was like when she ...
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2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy in Kingston is pleased to announce Call for Proposals for the 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund created by the U.S. Congress in 2001 aims to provide grant awards to preserve cultural heritage around the world, ranging from the renovation of historical monuments and restoration of artefacts to the ...
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International Education Week: Promoting educational exchange around the world

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC From November 14-18, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education will celebrate International Education Week (IEW), encouraging Americans and international students alike to seek opportunities to study abroad, make connections with peers in other countries, and ultimately to see themselves as actors in ...
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Large turnout for EducationUSA College Fair 2016

U.S. Embassy, Kingston culminates its annual Education USA College fair today (November 3) at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston. In partnership with the American International School in Kingston and Hillel Academy, 33 U.S. Universities and college representatives are on hand to advise students from across the island on studying in the United States. The ...
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EducationUSA College Fair 2016

Jamaican high school students interested in studying in the United States will have an opportunity to explore their options at the U.S. Embassy’s annual College Fair this year. The Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with the American International School in Kingston and Hillel Academy will jointly host College Fair 2016 at the ...
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U.S. Embassy to support training for Correctional Officers

U.S. Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), Director, Garth Hall, participated in a press briefing and information session for participants in the joint Correctional Institution Management Course in the United States. The course, which is fully sponsored by the US Embassy’s INL Office, will take place in Canon City, Colorado, USA, from September 26, ...
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First Class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Program

The White House has announced the inaugural class of Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellows. President Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean. The inaugural YLAI class brings 250 promising young business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America ...
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Jamaican youth to visit U.S on cultural exchange

U.S. Embassy Kingston hosted a Youth Ambassadors Pre-Departure and Orientation Session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  Young people ages 15-18 years, representing various secondary institutions across the island will participate in a three-week cultural exchange program in the United States. The students and mentors, who were selected by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, will ...
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International Education

By Allan E. Goodman Pursuing an education in a foreign country allows a young person to develop the skills necessary to become an effective and productive global citizen. Allan E. Goodman is president and chief executive officer of the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit organization in the field of international educational exchange and ...
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