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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U.S. Embassy launches new website!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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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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Kingston College student wins MLKJ Essay Competition

Congratulations to 2016  Martin Luther King Junior (‎MLKJ)  essay winner, Oshnel Bryan – fifth form student at Kingston College. In celebration of Black History Month February 2016, the Public Affairs Section at U.S. Embassy Kingston held a Facebook essay competition inviting fans to submit papers inspired by the Martin Luther King Junior quote: “Injustice anywhere ...
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Peace Corps Welcomes Group 87

On March 15, 2016, Peace Corps Jamaica hosted a welcome reception for the 87th group of Americans to serve as volunteers in Jamaica. Their arrival continues the partnership between the governments of the United States and Jamaica first established through a signed agreement on February 22, 1962. The incoming trainees will participate in approximately eleven ...
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