U.S. Embassy Hosts American Bluegrass Band as Arts Envoys

From November 18 to 20, 2019, U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan hosted American bluegrass band the Henhouse Prowlers as Arts Envoys to Brunei. The Henhouse Prowlers are a quartet from Chicago that has performed on behalf of the U.S. Department of State since 2013 as “bluegrass ambassadors” to share the universal language and common love of music. They have ... Read More»

Book Donation and Frisbee Demonstration at Local Primary School

On October 28, 2019, U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J. Matthews visited Dato Mohammad Yassin Primary School in Mentiri to donate children’s books and English teaching resources to the school library. Ambassador Matthews was welcomed by Deputy Principals Mohammad Razaliegh and Hjh Rozita Hj Md Daud, along with 150 students and teachers from Preschool ... Read More»

Winners Announced at the YSEALI Regional Workshop on Advancing Gender Equality

October 11, 2019 – The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) “Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality” announced five winners who will receive funding for their transnational project proposals to improve their communities and the wider region. The central goal of the workshop was to create a network of emerging leaders working together across national borders to promote the advancement of women ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches YSEALI Regional Workshop on Advancing Gender Equality

October 8, 2019 – The U.S Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan launched the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality, held from 7-11 October, 2019 with implementing partner Wedu , an organization specializing in women’s leadership development and mentorship. Bringing together 50 emerging leaders from all the eleven YSEALI member countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, ... Read More»

Royal Brunei Police Force Official Selected for the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Mr. Haji Mohammad Termizi bin Dr. Haji Awg Mohammad Yusop, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Head of International Affairs, INTERPOL & ASEANAPOL at the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces 2019 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bandar Seri Begawan is pleased to announce that the 2019 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholars Program recipient is Dr. Mohd Hilmy Baihaqy bin Haji Yussof. As part of the program, Dr. Hilmy will spend four months furthering his research on the role of Islamic Education at Temple University ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Launches American Shelf at Universiti Teknologi Brunei

August 19, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Matthew J. Matthews, launched the American Shelf at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Library with Acting Vice-Chancellor Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md Taib. Ambassador Matthews gave remarks at the event. “The goal of the American Shelf is to provide information and resources about the United States, ... Read More»

Celebrating the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America

July 3, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Matthew J. Matthews hosted a celebration of the 243rd Independence Day of the United States with the theme of “People-to-People Connections,” illuminating the professional, educational, and cultural ties between Bruneians and Americans. The Independence Day reception was attended by Guest of Honor Dato Seri Setia Awang ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA , hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation for students in Brunei Darussalam who will study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students from Brunei will be attending a wide range of institutions in the United States, from Ivy League universities to community colleges, learning ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force to Conduct Exercise Resilient Typhoon in Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau

ASAN, Guam (April 18, 2019) – The U.S. Air Force is scheduled to conduct anexercise with Airmen and aircraft operating from Guam, Tinian, Saipan, TheFederated States of Micronesia (Yap) and Palau from April 22-26.The exercise, called Resilient Typhoon, involves fighter and mobilityaircraft gathering at and then dispersing from Andersen Air Force Base,Guam, to airfields across ... Read More»

Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Location: Brunei, countrywide Event: The Government of Brunei Darussalam will commence full implementation of the Syariah Penal Code (SPC) on April 3, 2019. The full SPC introduces new judicial procedures and punishments, including, for certain offenses and under certain evidentiary circumstances, amputation of hands or feet and death by stoning. The SPC applies regardless of ... Read More»

Two Bruneians Selected as 2019 IVLP Participants

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participants for the 2019 International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) , the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Mr. Christopher Ng Ming Yew, Deputy Senior Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, and Ms. Dk. Kemariah binti Pg. Haji Duraman, Owner of Kunyit7 Lodge ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts the 6th U.S. Higher Education Fair

On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the sixth U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The event was launched by U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan Chargé d’Affaires, Scott Woodard, with Guest of Honor Ministry of Education Director General of ... Read More»

American Screenwriter Visits Brunei As Part of U.S. Arts Envoy Program

American screenwriter  Mark Shepherd  visited Brunei Darussalam as a U.S. Arts Envoy sponsored by the Department of State. During his visit, Mark Shepherd led cinema production workshops and other activities as part of the  Brunei Film Blitz 2018  organized by Origin Artistic Management. Mark Shepherd is a successful screenwriter for television and film with extensive industry experience. He serves as Associate ... Read More»

Ministry of Defense Official Selected for the 2018 IVLP

The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2018 International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Ms. Mazveen Kaur Saggu, Executive Officer at the Ministry of Defense, will visit the United States from September 24 to October ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy to host Let’s Go America 2018!

Discover your post-graduate education (master’s and doctoral degree) goals and meet with U.S. university admission representatives at the upcoming ‘Let’s Go America!’ event. The event is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Radisson Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan. You will also be able to learn ... Read More»

Opportunity to Organize YSEALI Regional Workshop

U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan is announcing an open competition for organizations to submit applications to develop and implement a three-day 2019 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation Workshop: Advancing Gender Equality, pending the availability of funds. Under the theme of Civic Engagement, this workshop will include both men and women seeking to identify ... Read More»

2018 Fulbright Foreign Student Program Awardee

The Embassy of the United States of America in Bandar Seri Begawan is pleased to announce that the 2018 Fulbright Foreign Student Program recipient is Awangku Muhammad Aizat Pengiran Yasmin. Ak. Aizat will begin a two-year graduate study program at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in Illinois in August. Chargé d’Affaires Scott E. Woodard, recently ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 242nd Independence Day

U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Craig Allen hosted a celebration of the 242nd Independence Day of the United States on July 3 at the Royal Berkshire Hall at the Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club in Jerudong. Highlighting creativity and progress, the Ambassador’s remarks focused on the theme of “American Innovation” from the Declaration of Independence ... Read More»

“Celebrating Alumni Stories” Commemorative Book and Video

“Celebrating Alumni Stories” is a commemorative book containing the personal testimonials of over 70 U.S. exchange program alumni from Brunei Darussalam. To download the “Celebrating Alumni Stories” commemorative book, click  here  [21MB]. You can also watch our “Celebrating Alumni Stories” video which features one-on-one interviews of a few of those same alumni below: Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Alumni Reception

On Friday, May 11, the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen, hosted an alumni event at his residence attended by more than 80 alumni of U.S. government exchange programs from Brunei Darussalam. The event brought together alumni from various exchange programs, including the Fulbright Program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the Southeast Asian ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2018 U.S. Higher Education Fair

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fifth U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.  The U.S. Higher Education Fair included representatives from U.S. universities and colleges with diverse educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.  U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Higher Education Fair 2018

Come and meet  with twenty U.S. university and college admissions representatives at the 5th U.S. Higher Education Fair on Tuesday, March 6 from 2:00pm – 6:30pm.  Participating U.S. universities and colleges include: University of California, Irvine Illinois Institute of Technology California State University, Long Beach California State University, Dominguez Hills Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Let’s Go America! Community College Fair

On September 30, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fourth Let’s Go America! showcase which featured the first U.S. Community College Fair, held in the Mutiara Ballroom of the Radisson Hotel. This year’s Let’s Go America! showcase included representatives from seven U.S. community colleges which offer accessible and affordable ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts Alumni Conference and Networking Reception

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan organized an Alumni Conference and Networking Reception at the Radisson Hotel, as part of its annual ‘Let’s Go America!’ event. Now in its fourth year, ‘Let’s Go America!’ is an annual public diplomacy initiative organized by the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan to ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts U.S. Speaker Program and Workshop on Responsible Journalism

The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan hosted a speaker program and workshop on September 13 and 14, 2017, for local media and media students on Responsible Journalism with U.S. speaker, Dr. Deni Elliot.  The two-day workshop was held at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the Radisson Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan. Dr. Elliot is ... Read More»

EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

On May 19, the U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA, hosted a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for students in Brunei Darussalam who plan to study in the United States for the 2017-2018 academic year. The orientation was held at Collective Art Events in Gadong. The PDO assisted students in preparing for their move from Brunei to the ... Read More»

U.S Embassy Hosts YSEALI GenerationGR3EN Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan recently organized the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation GR3EN Workshop which was held February 25 to February 28, 2017. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and funded through a Cooperative Agreement from the U.S. Embassy in Brunei Darussalam to AGREA for administration of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2017 U.S. Higher Education Fair

On February 8, 2017, the U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the fourth major U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The U.S. Higher Education Fair also took place the following day on February 9 at Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Ali (SMSA) in Kuala Belait. ... Read More»

Year’s End Holiday Message by U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig B. Allen

Season’s Greetings from the U.S. Embassy! As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on U.S.-Brunei relations over the past year.  We thank the His Majesty the Sultan, the Government of Brunei Darussalam and all Bruneians for friendship, warm hospitality and commitment to advancing peace and cooperation.  This ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts ‘Let’s Go America!’ Showcase

October 28, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan held its third annual public diplomacy event, “Let’s Go America!” on October 28-30 at the Times Square Shopping Center in Jalan Berakas. The three-day event showcased higher education opportunities, travel information, cultural exhibitions, and information on doing business in the United States.  Let’s Go America! featured ... Read More»

U.S. Speaker Program Engages with Bruneians on Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, in collaboration with Darussalam Enterprise (DARE), is hosting a two-day program with Ms. Zeena Altalib, founder and director of http://www.primomoda.com/ .  Zeena is a seasoned fashion and merchandising expert who has over 10 years of experience in retailing operations, fashion design, product sourcing, and supply ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 240th Independence Day of the United States of America

September 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Craig Allen hosted an event to celebrate the 240th Independence Day of the United States with the theme of “Celebrating America: The Birthplace of Jazz.” The event was held in the Indera Samudra Hall at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong. The Independence Day ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Interactive Session with Career Teachers

September 8, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising office, EducationUSA, hosted their annual EducationUSA Interactive Session for career teachers and school counselors. The event was held at Mutiara Hall in the Radisson Hotel, Bandar Seri Begawan, and provided updates on trends in Higher Education in the United States, as well as key info on ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Selects Ministry of Defense Official as IVLP Participant for 2016

August 16, 2016 – The Embassy of the United States of America in Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the latest participant in the 2016 International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Commander Sonny Iskandar Rasani, Commanding Officer of KDB Darussalam in the Royal Brunei Navy, will visit the ... Read More»

Message from U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen In Conjunction with His Majesty’s 70th Birthday Celebration

July 15, 2016 – “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my great honor to offer best wishes and congratulations to His Majesty, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam, on the occasion of His Majesty’s seventieth birthday. As the United States Ambassador to ... Read More»

EducationUSA Holds Pre-Departure Orientation for U.S.-Bound Students

June 3, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy’s academic advising service, EducationUSA, hosted a pre-departure orientation for students in Brunei Darussalam who will attend universities in the United States this August. The event was held at The Collective Makerspace in Gadong. The orientation was held to prepare and advise students and parents on what to expect ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates with Brunei Alumni of U.S. Exchange Programs

April 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan hosted a gala networking event for alumni of exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  The event took place at the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. Through its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S. Department of State runs more than ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Hosts 2016 U.S. Higher Education Fair

February 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the third major U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The U.S. Higher Education Fair featured representatives from 13 U.S. universities and colleges with diverse educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate (post-graduate) ... Read More»

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Brunei Darussalam’s 32nd National Day

February 23, 2016 – On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I send my congratulations to the people of Brunei Darussalam as you celebrate your 32nd National Day this February 23rd. Our historic ties and friendship continue to strengthen.  We look forward to growing our relationship in many vital ... Read More»
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