The State of California will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, for the 34th Congressional District to replace Xavier Becerra who was confirmed as Attorney General of California. This district consists of part of Los Angeles County. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a special general election will be held on June
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes joined the American Corner staff and host library directors from 5 American Corners – Zagreb, Zadar, Osijek, Vukovar and Rijeka at a retreat in Osijek on February 10. American Corners are important partners of the Embassy and we work together on the promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), English teaching and numerous other programs
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes and other American diplomats met with a group of students from the High School “A. G. Matoš” from Zabok who visited the Embassy on February 7, 2017.
The State of Kansas will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, for the 4th Congressional District to replace Mike Pompeo who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives when he was confirmed and formally sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This district consists of all or part of Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley,
A group of elementary school students who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s presentation about Alaska at the Public library in Gajnice learned about Alaska’s glaciers, volcanos, wildlife, whales, bears, moose and about salmon and fishing industries. The students were interested in Jessica’s native town and her school. They also wanted to know where young people hang out (the “coolest” hangout
Ambassador Noyes met with a group of elementary school students from Duga Resa, who visited the Embassy on January 24, 2017
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered a lecture on “Post U.S. Elections” to a group of undergraduate students at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Political Science on January 19, 2017. Students were interested in a variety of issues the new American administration will have to deal with.
Public Affairs Officer Christian Wright met with a group of elementary school students from Novo Čiče on January 17. Students met with representatives of other sections and enjoyed the tour of the Embassy.
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 – Providing
U.S. Embassy Zagreb is opening a call for Alumni Grants for 2017. Through this program, the Embassy invites alumni of U.S. Government-sponsored programs and Croatian citizens who have studied in U.S. high schools or universities to apply for funding for small-scale projects, workshops, seminars and/or to bring an U.S. expert for a seminar, workshop or similar educational activity. Grants are
Ambassador Noyes welcomed a group of high school students from Karlovac who visited the Embassy on December 14. Students had a chance to talk to the Ambassador and other Embassy officials about various issues.
We are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of State is offering scholarships for highs school students from Croatia to attend a summer institute. Applications are open until February 20.
Ambassador Noyes, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Carpenter, Croatian Minister of Defense Krsticevic, Croatian Chief of Staff Sundov and other Croatian officials, attended the ceremony marking hand-over of 16 Kiowa Warriors helicopters @ Zemunik Air Base on December 8
Public Affairs Officer Christian Wright visited Vukovar elementary school and American Corner Osijek where he spoke about American holidays and answered students’ questions about life and education in the U.S. Thank you to our hosts – we hope to see you again soon!
Deputy Chief of Mission Douglas Jones met with representatives of high school students in Croatia who visited the Embassy on December 7, 2016
Douglas Jones, Deputy Chief of Mission, and other Embassy representatives met with a group of students from the Zagreb School for Nurses, who visited the Embassy on November 29
The Embassy hosted a group of students and professors from the High School for Nurses from Zagreb on November 22, 2016. During the visit, the group met with Douglas Jones, Deputy Chief of Mission, as well as with other American diplomats and the Embassy doctor.
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, spoke about U.S. holidays to a large group of students at the elementary school in Belišće on November 18, 2016. After the presentation, students asked questions to increase their understanding of the U.S.
Douglas Jones, Deputy Chief of Mission, greeted a group of elementary school students from Sesvete on November 15. During their Embassy tour, students had a chance to speak with American diplomats about the President Elect and about their work and life in Croatia.
On November 8 the US Embassy in Zagreb marked the opening of a new section representing the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA has 92 Foreign Offices in 70 countries around the world.
Ambassador Noyes met with a group of elementary school students from Oroslavje, who visited the Embassy on November 8. Students had a chance to talk to the Ambassador about a range of issues. During their visit, students met with other American diplomats and talked to the Marines about their life in Croatia.
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered the last in a series of lectures on U.S. Elections to a group of high school students in the town of Čazma on November 7, 2016. Students were interested in the differences between Republicans and Democrats, and in the importance of swing or battleground states.
Ambassador Noyes welcomed students from Sesvete High School at the Embassy on November 3. Students have been following U.S. Elections closely and even organized a debate which they shared with Embassy officials.
Mary Ellen Bates, a long time info-entrepreneur, walked Karlovac’s audience through steps to develop and deploy “undercover” marketing strategies. At the Karlovac Business Library on October 25, 2016
Empowerment P2P workshop focused on soft skills for solopreneurs was held by Mary Ellen Bates, American expert in small business and marketing, for a diverse audience at the American Corner Zagreb. On October 25, 2016
A group of 8th grade students from Stenjevec elementary school visited the Embassy and met with Ambassador Noyes and other Embassy officials on October 25, 2016
How to open an Etsy online shop was presented to small business owners at BizKoshnica by Ema Juretic, Etsy shop owner. The project is a result of partnership between the US Embassy Zagreb, Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and BizKoshnica. In Zagreb, on October 23, 2016
The US Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with the Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and Amosfera, organized a workshop on Etsy, the online platform where local one-business owners can sell creative products in their virtual shops. The workshop was run by Ema Juretic, Etsy shop owner. In Split, on October 21, 2016
Ambassador Noyes joined Croatian Chief of Defence General Mirko Šundov and other military officials to observe important Exercise PUMA, advancing U.S-Croatian shared security. At Slunj military range on October 20, 2016.
New series of workshops held by Etsy shop owner, Ema Juretic, and organized by the US Embassy Zagreb in partnership with Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and StepRi, started in Rijeka on October 19, 2016. The workshop has helped local entrepreneurs to banish the fear from starting an online shop.
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, spoke about U.S. elections with a group of University of Zagreb Faculty of Political Sciences students on October 19, 2016. Students showed great interest and asked numerous questions about the U.S. elections process.
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered another lecture about U.S. elections to high school students at the American Corner Zagreb on October 12, 2016. Students were interested in the role of debates, in differences between Presidential candidates, if Hillary Clinton had an advantage because she is a woman and if immigration policy will change with the new U.S. President.
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes met with a group of high school students from Slavonski Brod during their visit to the Embassy on October 11. Students talked to representatives of various sections about what American diplomats do in Croatia.
Jacob Mecum, Economic Officer, presented the state of Oregon and Native American tribes to audiences at the High School in Novska on October 6. Mr. Vlado Klasan, Mayor of Novska, attended the lecture.
Laura Djuragic, Assistant Public Affairs Officer, met with students from Lovro pl. Matačić elementary school. During the Embassy tour, students had a chance to speak with diplomats about their work and life in Croatia. In Zagreb on October 4, 2016
Ambassador Noyes met with a group of students from the elementary school from a small town of Rovišće, who visited the Embassy on September 27. Students had a chance to talk to the Ambassador about a range of issues. They also spoke with other Embassy officials and toured the Embassy.
A group of English teachers from Karlovac County invited Mr. Eric Williams, Political Officer, to deliver a talk on U.S. Elections. The group learned about the general concept as well as about the electoral college and the importance of swing or battleground states. In Karlovac on June 28, 2016
Regional Security Officer, Colin Bucknor, meets with Mr. Mladen Pemper of the Croatian Ministry of Interior before his departure on the International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States. The three-week program will focus on U.S. and European Security Issues.
Under the Embassy’s June 22 outreach program “Jazz with US”, led by Croatian jazz artist Lela Kaplowitz, jazz as an American music form was introduced to Dubrovnik’s newest generation. The program offered a creative outlet for children to explore jazz through its history, rhythm, movement, songs, improvisation and play.
Jazz, a uniquely American form of music, was introduced to children age 4-6 in kid-friendly way by Lela Kaplowitz, a local jazz artist, in Lovran on June 15, 2016. The US Embassy started the program a few years ago under the title Jazz with US, and it continues as a summer workshops series. The kids were fully entertained while learning
US Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with American Corner Zadar, sponsored the participation of Aram Sinnreich, an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, as a guest speaker at the “Libraries in Digital Age 2016” (LIDA) international library conference in Zadar on June 13-17, 2016. Sinnreich’s contribution focused on the intersection of culture, law and technology.
Thank you to everyone who came out to eat, drink and let the good times roll at the New Orleans Festival at Zrinjevac Park! We celebrated the Big Easy in style with jazz, jambalaya, photos and a real second line parade.
Jacob Mecum, Economic Officer, presented the state of Oregon and Native American tribes to the audiences at the Library for the Youth in Karlovac on June 3
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes and other American diplomats met with a group of students from the Indiana University School of Social Work, who visited the Embassy on June 2.
Ambassador Noyes greeted members of “Mlada pozitiva,” a Croatian NGO, during their visit to the Embassy on May 31. During the Embassy tour, students had a chance to speak with American diplomats about numerous issues, including U.S. elections, Memorial Day, and consular issues.
Zagreb University’s Political Science students visited the U.S. Embassy on May 25, 2016. They were welcomed by the Ambassador, who answered their questions about current political and economic issues. During their visit, the students also met with American diplomats and talked to the Marines about their lives in Croatia.
Jacob Mecum, Economic Officer, presented the state of Oregon to the audiences at the American Corner Zagreb on May 24. Mr. Mecum showed beautiful photos of Oregon and of the Native American tribes. The audiences wanted to know more about the Native American traditions, their languages and their way of living.
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, visited the Elementary School Krune Krstica in Zadar and met with a group of 13-year-old students who asked numerous questions about life of a diplomat. In Zadar on May 20, 2016
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, spoke with elementary school kids from Arbanasi about U.S. culture and values. Kids also learned what it means to be a diplomat. In Arbanasi on May 20, 2016
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, met students from the University of Zadar, Department of Tourism and Communication technologies, and spoke about limits to freedom of the press in the U.S. In Zadar on May 19, 2016
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, helped audience at Etsyionica workshop at the American Corner Zadar to banish fear from starting a creative business. The workshop was held by Etsy shop owner, Ema Juretic, and organized in partnership with the Croatian Association of Independent Professionals. In Zadar on May 19, 2016
Colin Bucknor, Regional Security Officer, visited the elementary school in Rovišće for the third time and donated a set of books. Students volunteered to read in front of the class and discussed the book and various topics with Mr. Bucknor. In Rovišće on May 17, 2016
Successful workshop about Etsy on-line market place took place on May 12 and 13 at the American Corner Zagreb. Ema Juretic, long-time owner of an Etsy shop spoke about this digital and shared economy platform and introduced it to the local community.
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes welcomed a group of 13-year old students from Čakovec who visited the Embassy on May 10, 2016. The students had a chance to talk to the Ambassador about a range of issues. They also spoke with other Embassy officials and toured the Embassy.
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, together with Kelly Ireland, Hollywood-based field producer for the Emmy-nominated daytime TV program “The Doctors”, met with a group of 15-year old students from Brezovica at the American Corner Zagreb. They discussed various aspects of life in the U.S. including the differences between the U.S. and Croatian schools and whether TV and movies provide useful
Four students from the American International School representing Leadership and Service Learning Class visited the Embassy and conducted interviews with several Embassy officers. The group was greeted by Margaret Nardi, Deputy Chief of Mission.
Embassy intern Carly Joerger talked about the American Presidential Elections with high school students at the Library for the Youth in Karlovac on May 4. Is there big turnout at the Presidential elections? If one lives in NYC, and happens to be in LA during the election, can one vote?
A group of high school students from Kustošija visited the Embassy on May 3 and was welcomed by Margaret Nardi, Deputy Chief of Mission. The group also met with other Embassy representatives and spoke about a number of issues, including the differences between the U.S. and Croatian schools.
International Jazz Day 2016 celebration culminated with JazZoo, workshop on jazz hosted by the U.S. Embassy, Zagreb Zoo and Joe Kaplowitz, American jazz musician. At Lion’s Rock, lions’ winter home at the Zoo, kids learned about jazz rhythm, sound, styles and history of jazz. The workshop finished with a joint jazz performance. In Zagreb, on April 30, 2016
The U.S. Embassy, the American Corner Zadar, and Lela Kaplowitz, local jazz singer, reached out to elementary school kids from Nin to celebrate the Jazz Appreciation Month through an educational workshop, “Jazz With US.” In Nin, on April 27, 2016
The U.S. Embassy, the Croatian Association of Independent Professionals and Ema Juretic co-organized the first workshop on Etsy for local handcraft owners. At the American Corner in Osijek on April 24 & 25, 2016
Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer read “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” by Mary Schmich (Chicago Tribune, 1997) at the celebration of the World Book and Copyright Day hold in the National and University Library in Zagreb. On April 22, 2016.
Embassy intern Carly Joerger talked about the American presidential elections with high school students in Slavonski Brod on April 21. Students learned about the differences between the Croatian and American systems and discussed election trends in the United States.
The American Corner Zagreb organized a film viewing at the Public Library Jelkovec on April 20. An outreach volunteer from the U.S. Embassy showed “The Goonies”, an adventure comedy for young adults.
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes and the director of the Osijek City and University Library, Dubravka Padjen Farkaš, cut the ribbon on our expanded and newly remodeled American Corner on April 13.
A group of 50 students from “Fran Galović“ High School in Koprivnica visited the Embassy and learned about the work carried out by the Embassy through its different sections. American diplomats and local employees spoke about the Embassy’s activities. In Zagreb, on April 12, 2016
A group of elementary school students from Brezovica, Medjimurje county, attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s presentation about Alaska at the American Corner in Zagreb on April 11, 2016.
Croatian Prime Minister Orešković opened the Ron Brown Legacy conference – CIRAZ 2016: Harnessing Innovation to Drive Economic Growth – at the University of Dubrovnik on Monday, April 4.
Fulbright professor Russell Reising presented the state of Ohio to elementary school students in Ivanska on April 4. Students also wanted to know about tourist attractions in Ohio, and asked about the unemployment rate there.
Today was the American Corner Zagreb’s first Toddler Story Time. Sondra Williams read out loud and played with the little ones who came to visit. Reading to toddlers is a great foundation for later independent reading and they learn that books are special. Today’s event was the first of a series of monthly programs.
Best-selling author and political science professor Cody McClain Brown has continued with presentation of his book, “Chasing a Croatian Girl: A Survivor’s Tale” at the American Corner Zagreb. He compared his living in the U.S. with his life in Croatia, including the important role of ”punica” and the danger of “propuh”. Audiences asked if “punica” has read his book and
Stephanie Olson, American professor, delivered a lecture on “Women’s Work in the U.S. – World War to Cold War” at the American Corner Zagreb on March 30, 2016. Professor Olson described images and roles of women in the United States from 1920s to the 1960s.The audiences learned about difficult jobs women performed in factories during WWII, and how their role
A group of elementary school students from Petrinja visited the Embassy on March 29 and was welcomed by Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer. The students performed a brief show in English entitled “The Stone Soup”.
With the goal of promoting March as the Women’s Month, the U.S. Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with the University of Zagreb Economic Faculty library, invited Elizabeta Planinić , Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, to share her experiences and dispell myths about entrepreneurs with Economic Faculty students and professors. In Zagreb, March 24, 2016
First Croatian Entrepreneurial Nest at Stjepan Radić Elementary School in Brestovec Orehovički hosted a U.S. Embassy supported local lecturer, Elizabeta Planinić, Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. She spoke about the importance and benefits of youth entrepreneurship programs at elementary school level to local teachers and students. In Brestovec Orehovički on March 23, 2016
Sanja Pupačić of the Croatian Red Cross met with American officers before her departure on a three-week International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States where she will discuss issues related to refugee resettlement and integration.
The U.S. Embassy Zagreb, in partnership with Croatian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Elizabeta Planinić, presented Ms. Planinić’s business success to high school students in Sisak. She also explained how to create an environment which supports young women entrepreneurs in tough times. The event took place at the Economic School in Sisak, on March 17, 2016
Elizabeta Planinić, Croatian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Zagreb presented her recipe for success in business to young people in Karlovac. The event took place at the Business Information Centar of the City Library Karlovac, on March 16, 2016
Gornjogradska gimnazija students visited the Embassy on March 15. They were welcomed by Margaret Nardi, Chargé d’Affaires, who spoke about American tourists and investors in Croatia. In addition to learning about the structure and the role of the Embassy, students had a chance to talk to representatives of the Public Affairs Office, Political Section, as well as the Consular Office.
A group of geography students who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s presentation about Alaska at the American Corner Zagreb learned about Alaska’s salmon and fishing industries, the beautiful and eerie northern lights, and the Alaska’s Big Three – bears, moose and whales. The students also wanted to know whether Alaska has all four seasons (yes!), Alaskans’ favorite sports ( cross-country
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered another lecture about U.S. elections to high school students at the First Private High School in Zagreb on March 10, 2016. During the presentation, students were very active which contributed to the dynamic of the presentation. Students were interested in the role of social media during elections and in the differences between Republicans and Democrats
Chargé d’affaires Margaret Nardi meets with Jurislav Babic of the Faculty of Agriculture in Osijek before his departure on a 3-week International Visitor Program in the U.S. where he will examine U.S. policies related to agricultural trade and food safety.
A group of University of Zagreb economy students visited the Embassy on March 9 and was welcomed by Margaret Nardi, Chargé d’Affaires. The group also met with other Embassy representatives and spoke about a number of issues, including U.S. Presidential Elections and business and investment climate in Croatia.
Chargé d’ Affaires Margaret Nardi welcomed a group of students from Ogulin to the Embassy. She encouraged them to consider studying in the United States, adding they can put their knowledge to good use afterwards here in Croatia.
IT Specialist Tru Notoma visited Vukovar’s elementary school where he talked with students about American holidays and answered questions about everything from hip hop to sports. The students also shared their experiences with Tru and one even demonstrated a Croatian folkdance! Thank you to our hosts – we hope to see you again soon!
Did you know that of the 20 highest peaks in the United States, 17 are in Alaska? The young people who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s talk at the Karlovac’s Library for Young People do! Jessica answered questions about how Alaska has changed over the years, what it’s like to live near wild animals like bears and Alaska’s climate. Jessica
Cody McClain Brown, best-selling author and political science professor, presented his book, “Chasing a Croatian Girl: A Survivor’s Tale” at the American Corner in Vukovar. Students were interested in the differences of lifestyle experiences between the U.S. and Croatia. In Vukovar on February 11, 2016
Tru Notoma, IT specialist at the Embassy, talked to students about famous African Americans as part of the Black History Month series. After the presentation, students asked questions to increase their understanding of the U.S. At Slavonski Brod High School on February 9, 2015
Deputy Chief of Mission Margaret Nardi met with a group of journalism students who will travel to the U.S. to film a documentary about U.S. primary elections and learn more about the U.S. election process. In Zagreb on February 8, 2016
American Corner Zagreb in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy hosted a presentation about 3D printing by NGO Balthazar for a group of first grade students. In Zagreb on February 5, 2016
Eric Williams, Political Counselor, delivered the first in a series of lectures on U.S. Elections to a group of high school students at the American Corner Zagreb. In Zagreb on February 3, 2016
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes met with a group of students from the High School “A. G. Matoš” from Zabok who visited the Embassy on February 2, 2016.
This year’s competition has closed. Thank you to all who applied. This year’s recipients are: Fast Track to Chicagoland – Karlo Kukec This three-day workshop in Varazdin will walk Croatian companies through creating action plans for entering the U.S. market and link Croatian and American businesses. The program will focus on the Chicago market, and will feature three U.S. and
Ambassador Noyes visited the International SavaRiver Basin Commission in Zagreb on January 25, and announced the U.S. Embassy’s US$850,000 Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) project.
Ambassador Noyes met with a group of students from the First Private High School of Zagreb, who visited the Embassy on January 12. The students had a chance to talk to the Ambassador about a range of issues. They also spoke with other Embassy officials and toured the Embassy.