Lili Gil Valletta’s Participation in Manama Entrepreneurship Week

U.S. Embassy Manama invited Ms. Lili Gil Valletta to be a keynote speaker at the 4th Annual Manama Entrepreneurship Week on October 21. The opening night featured a number of panel discussions covering new global business trends, culture, entrepreneurship, and financial resources for start-ups. Lili presented a keynote presentation on “Cultural Intelligence” and how to integrate ...
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Royal University for Women Receives U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Royal University for Women (RUW) received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell at the RUW campus to discuss cooperation between the University and the U.S Embassy in the education field. During the visit, President Dr. David Stewart gave a comprehensive overview of RUW programs and the RUW partnership with West Virginia University.
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The BIBF Receives U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) received U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain Justin Siberell at the BIBF premises to discuss existing relationships, and aspects of cooperation between the Institute and the U.S Embassy in the training and education field. During the visit, the Management presented a comprehensive overview about the various training programs and development initiatives ...
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American Universities Visit Bahrain

On Monday, October 1, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell opened the U.S. Educational Group (USEG) University Fair at the Bahrain Sheraton Hotel.  Admissions representatives from 25 American universities met with students, parents, and school counselors, providing information on academic programs, financial aid opportunities, the admissions process, and American campus life. The fair was attended by over 400 people interested in ...
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International Student Network (ISN) Visits Bahrain

On September 25, 2018, the International Student Network (ISN) visited Bahrain to meet with students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from over 10 American colleges and universities who met with students interested in studying in the U.S. Over 400 people attended the fair and learned about the university admissions ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Youth Iftar

On May 21, U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell hosted an Iftar for Bahraini youth to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and the strong friendship between the United States and Bahrain.  During the event, which took place at the Downtown Rotana Hotel in Manama.  Ambassador Siberell congratulated a number of outgoing U.S. Embassy-sponsored exchange program participants, as well as the Crown Prince International Scholarship Program participants who will be ...
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U.S. Embassy and Isa Cultural Center Renew MoU – April 3

U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell and Isa Cultural Center Executive Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the American Corner at the Isa Cultural Center.  The event highlighted the importance of increasing mutual understanding between the peoples of Bahrain and the United States.  During the ceremony, Ambassador Siberell, presented 190 audiobooks to the American Corner’s new technical ...
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Consular Chief Jeff Austin Hosts EducationUSA Session

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Consular Chief Jeff Austin and Education Specialist Samar Hasan held an information session for students interested in learning about higher education in the United States at the Riffa Views School. During the session, students learned about university admissions, financial aid, student visas, and U.S. government exchange programs.
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U.S. Educational Expert Karen Bauer Visits Bahrain

EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator Karen Bauer visited Bahrain to discuss EducationUSA programs from March 20-22, 2018. During her stay, Ms. Bauer visited the Crown Prince International Program Advisor, The Bahrain Bayan School, Abdul Rahman Kanoo International School, Al Raja School, and the Bahrain Education and Training Exhibition (EDUTEX). Ms. Bauer also participated in a live chat to give ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Cutrona Visits Arabian Gulf University

On March 26, Deputy Chief of Mission Aimee Cutrona visited the Arabian Gulf University to talk to mid-career executives on Leadership for the 21st Century.  This course is part of Boston College’s Memorandum of Understanding with Arabian Gulf University to deliver a PhD in Innovation Management. The program is designed to help early and mid-career executives understand the ...
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Discover America Week 2018 OP-ED

By Justin Siberell, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain It is a pleasure to announce the opening of Discover America Week 2018. Discover America is a weeklong celebration of American commerce and culture, including food, leisure, shopping, sports, tourism, and more. The relationship between Bahrain and the United States runs strong and deep; it ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports University of Bahrain’s “Layers 2” Forum

Between December 11 and 15, 2017 U.S. Embassy Manama supported the visit of Prof. Jorge Montero for the “Layers 2 : Art, Graphic Design and Digital Advertising Forum hosted by the University of Bahrain. He is a Professor of Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design and has been a member of their ...
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American Museum Intern Gains Experience at the Bahrain National Museum

Jenna Julien arrived in Bahrain in July 2017 to begin a six-month internship with the Bahrain National Museum.  After completing her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Visual Art, with Art History Minor at Azusa Pacific University and her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies from New York University, Jenna wanted to build her skills ...
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Bahrain Student Leaders Represent Bahrain in the United States

On December 19, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Cultural Assistant Janan Shaikh Abdulla met with recently returned students from the Embassy’s Student Leaders program.  Student Leader Alumni Adil Bakhsh and Abdulaziz Alsaibiey welcomed the new 2017 class of Student Leaders:  Hayat Hasan, Maram Seroor, Mohamed Al Qassab, Noof Al Murbati, Noor Yusuf, Zahra ...
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American Fulbright Specialist Visits RUW

American Fulbright Specialist Dr. Marika Snider visited the Royal University for Women, November 27 to December 14.  During her visit, Dr. Snider was a guest lecturer in architectural conservation classes and helped the Royal University for Women review its architecture coursework.  Dr. Snider also participated in a conservation project with RUW students, as part of ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes Workshops for Students On the Occasion of International Education Week

In recognition of International Education Week, November 13-19, the U.S. Embassy organized a series of sessions for students interested in using social media in enhancing their English language skills and in learning about studying in the United States.  Information session topics included explaining the student visa application process and exploring resources that the education specialist ...
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National Geographic Learning Center Resource Center Opens at University of Bahrain

Congratulations to the H.E. President Professor Riyad Hamzah and the entire University of Bahrain community for establishing the first National Geographic Learning Center Resource Center.  This is first National Geographic Learning Resource Center in the region. The new state of the art facilities brings new English Language resources and technology to the university campus.  The ...
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Education Fair Highlights Quality and Diversity of U.S. Universities

On October 30, 2017, Chargé d’affaires Aimee Cutrona opened the US Educational Group university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from 28 American colleges and over 350 prospective students and parents attended the fair and learned about the university admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and campus ...
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U.S. Universities Representatives visit Bahrain to Recruit Students

On October 30, 2017, Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson, Educational Advisor Samar Hasan, and Vice Consul Sarah Grebowski participated in the Gulf EDU Tours university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States. The fair featured representatives from nine American colleges and universities including Ohio State University, Michigan State University, ...
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Ambassador Roebuck Celebrates Opening of WVU’s Civil Engineering Program in Bahrain

On October 18,  Ambassador Roebuck joined Royal University for Women (RUW) Board of Trustees Chairman Mr. Fahad Al Zamil, RUW University President Prof. Mazin Jumaah, West Virginia University (WVU) President Dr. Gordon Gee, and Assistant Secretary General of Evaluation & Accreditation from the Higher Education Council Dr. Mona Mohammed Al Balooshi to celebrate the establishment ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Cutrona Supports Middle East Pre-Moot Training

On October 12, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP),  in collaboration with the Royal University for Women and the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, held a training session on the Willem C. Vis Moot (Vis Moot) program for coaches and students from various universities across the Middle East, North Africa, and ...
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Apply for a 2 day English Language Teaching Conference in Amman

The Regional English Language Office at the U.S Embassy Manama is seeking candidates for a two-day English Language Teaching Conference in Amman, Jordan. The conference, entitled “English Beyond Borders: Language Teaching in a Global Context” will take place on the 18 and 19 of August 2017. To apply, please fill in the application form here ...
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EducationUSA Shares Study Opportunities with University of Bahrain Students

EducationUSA participated in the 17th annual University of Bahrain Careers Fair.  The Education USA booth provided over 600 prospective students, professionals, and educators with information about academic programs in the United States, including the application process, financial aid, student visas, and American campus life. The booth also provided information about U.S. Government scholarships and exchange programs. ...
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Chargé Cutrona Speaks to Leadership Class at Arabian Gulf University

On February 26, Chargé d’Affaires Aimee Cutrona visited the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) to speak with the “Leadership for the 21st Century” class conducted by Dr. Robert M. Mauro, Director of the Global Leadership Institute at Boston College.  Last spring, Boston College signed an agreement with AGU to deliver a PhD in Innovation Management and, ...
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U.S. Universities Recruit Bahraini Students

On February 20, 2017, the International Student Network (ISN) hosted a university fair in Bahrain for students interested in studying in the United States.  The fair featured representatives from over 10 American colleges and universities, including Eastern Kentucky University, Fontbonne University, Illinois State University, University of Central Missouri, Grand Valley State University, University of San ...
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Fulbright Coffee Hour with Alumni

On January 4th, the Educational Specialist Samar Hasan met with Fulbright Alumni at the New York Café in Hamala. During the event, Fulbright Alumni Husain Al Yousif Kamal Mahmood, Mohammed Al Qari, and Nada Al Aradi shared their educational and cultural experience.  Current Fulbrighter Ahmed Mohsen, who was home from studying at the University of ...
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American Fulbright Specialist Visits Bahrain

From December 5 to December 15, American Fulbright Specialist Dr. Nancy Scannell was hosted by the Royal University for Women (RUW). The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in ...
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Donation of EducationUSA books and Study Guides to IKNS and Bahrain Bayan School

In celebration of International Education Week (IEW), the U.S. Embassy donated EducationUSA books and study guides to both Ibn Khuldoon National School and Bahrain Bayan School. Deputy Public Affairs Officer Joslyn Mack-Wilson and Educational Specialist Samar Hasan met with Ibn Khuldoon National School’s Head of Media Center Mrs. Taghreed Al Qooty and Counselor Ms. Reem Ahmadi ...
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Al Raja School Tour of Mondelez Cheese and Tang Plant

On November 17, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s celebration of International Education Week, commercial officer Christiaan De Luigi accompanied a group of students from Al Raja school on a tour of the Mondelez International Cheese and Tang Plant in Hidd.  The 10th grade students from the Al Raja School learned about Mondelez International’s history ...
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EducationUSA Information Session at BIBF

  In celebration of International Education Week, the U.S. Embassy held an information session for students interested in learning about higher education in the United States and financial aid available for international students at American universities.  The event took place at the Bahrain Institution for Banking and Finance (BIBF).  During the session, students received information on university ...
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English Access Students at the Integrity Learning Center Graduates

On October 26th, thirty young Bahraini students graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program hosted by the Integrity Learning Center in a ceremony at Elite Grande Hotel in Seef.  U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Mr. William V. Roebuck, honored the students who successfully completed a two-year program of rigorous study of English and American culture.  Sponsored ...
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