California Special Primary Election Scheduled for April 4

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

Why Are American Corners Important? (State Dept.)

Why Are American Corners Important?

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

Kansas Special Election Scheduled for April 11

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,

Is Living in Alaska Difficult? (State Dept.)

Is Living in Alaska Difficult?

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

Check out Our New Site!

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

Alumni Grants Logo [State Dept]

Alumni Grants Program 2017

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

Students attending the class [State Dept.]

Etsyonica @ BizKoshnica in Zagreb

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

Teacher holding the class [State Dept.]

Etsyonica @ Amosfera in Split

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

Students attending class in the library (State Dept.)

Will Immigration Policy Change With New President?

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.

Kids with the ambassador [State Dept]

Ambassador Noyes Welcomes Students

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.

Jazz as an American music form was introduced to Dubrovnik’s newest generation [State Dept.]

Dubrovnik’s Future Jazz Lovers

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 [State Dept.]

Good Morning Jazz Lovers – Jazz with US in Lovran

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

Speaker at the “Libraries in Digital Age 2016” (LIDA) international library conference in Zadar [State Dept.]

Copyright, Media Ethics, Liberty & Privacy discussed at LIDA

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.

Etsyionica workshop at the American Corner Zadar [State Dept.]

Etsyonica: All the Tools You Need to Start Your Own Etsy Shop

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

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 [State Dept.]

How Do Movies Portray America?

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

At Lion’s Rock, lions’ winter home at the Zoo, kids learned about jazz rhythm, sound, styles and history of jazz [State Dept.]

JazZoo : International Jazz Day celebrated at Zagreb Zoo

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

Sondra Williams read out loud and played with the little ones [State Dept.]

Toddler Story Time

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” [State Dept.]

Cody Brown on an American’s Life in Croatia

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 [State Dept.]

American Corner Zagreb Celebrates Women’s History Month

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

Elizabeta Planinić , Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, to shared her experiences and dispell myths about entrepreneurs [State Dept.]

Celebration of Women’s Contributions to Economy at Economic Faculty Zagreb – Yes We Can

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 [State Dept.]

Yes We Can – Woman Entrepreneur talks at First Croatian Entrepreneurial Nest

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

Elizabeta Planinić, presented Ms. Planinić’s business success to high school students in Sisak [State Dept.]

Yes We Can : Encouraging Risk-Taking and Entrepreneurship in Sisak

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

Gornjogradska gimnazija students visited the Embassy [State Dept.]

Zagreb Oldest School Comes to the Embassy

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 [State Dept.]

How Often Can You Spot Orcas?

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 [State Dept.]

High School Students Learn About U.S. Elections

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

IT Specialist Tru Notoma visited Vukovar’s elementary school where he talked with students about American holidays [State Dept.]

Bringing American Holidays Closer to Vukovar

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!

The young people who attended Consular Officer Jessica Jarcev’s talk at the Karlovac’s Library [State Dept.]

Karlovac Youth Enjoy Alaska

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

Alumni Grants Logo [State Dept]

U.S. Embassy Zagreb 2016 Alumni Grants

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

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