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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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:

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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