Accepting Differences – Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Stacey Woelfel, Journalism Professor & Director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism @ the University of Missouri Journalism School spent 2 weeks in Zagreb at the invitation of the Embassy and conducted a 2-week “Accepting Differences – documentary filmmaking workshop” with University of Zagreb journalism students.
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Embassy hosts Law Students

On May 8, 2018, Ambassador W. Robert Kohorst met with 20 Croatian law students, members of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) from the University of Zagreb, who wanted to learn more about the American legal system and American culture. Students also talked to Defense Attaché Robert Mathers, Political Officer Daniel Carroll and with the ...
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Are Private Schools Better than the Public Ones?

Sarah Groen, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, visited the Gornjogradska High School in Zagreb and delivered a lecture on “The Education in the U.S.” to a group of the American Studies program students on December 19. The students were interested in learning more about the U.S. schools. What subjects are mandatory at the high schools in ...
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Ogulin Wants To Come Closer to the U.S. Department of State

A group of 60 high school students together with the Mayor of Ogulin visited the Embassy on November 28 and was welcomed by Doug Jones, Chargé d’Affaires. The group also met with other Embassy representatives. They had a chance to talk about exchange programs to the Public Affairs chief Wylita Bell, about visas to the ...
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Can I Study in the U.S.?

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, visited the island of Korcula and delivered lectures on “The U.S. Holidays” at the high schools in Blato and Vela Luka on May 31. The students were interested in pursuing their education in the U.S., they also asked about the gender equality, health insurance, gun control, green card and visas. Mr. ...
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Have you ever celebrated New Year’s eve in NYC?

Christian Wright, Public Affairs Officer, spoke about American holidays with a group of high school students, teachers, the mayor, and other town officials in Buzet on March 30.  After the lecture, students asked numerous questions such as: How many times have you celebrated Thanksgiving in Croatia? What is the difference between the American and Croatian ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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” ...
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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 ...
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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!), ...
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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 ...
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