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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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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Third U.S.-Brunei Senior Officials’ Dialogue

The United States and Brunei Darussalam held their Third Senior Officials’ Dialogue on June 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton led the U.S. delegation, which included representatives and experts from various U.S. government agencies.  Bruneian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade II Dato …

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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 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. …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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) …

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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 …

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