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  • Dancers enjoying at Vintage Swing Festival 2014 in Celje (Photo courtesy by Tadej Mulej)

    Vintage Swing Festival 2014 in Celje

    The U.S. Embassy supported the Vintage Swing Festival 2014, also known as “ViSwiFt,” which took place in Celje from October 17 to 19.

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  • Ambassador Mussomeli at “Gimnazija Celje Center” (Photo State Department)

    Ambassador Mussomeli at “Gimnazija Celje Center”

    The students were very eager to ask him many questions related to the current political situations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Slovenia, as well as about study and employment opportunities in the United States and his life as a diplomat.

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  • U.S. diplomat Joseph Costantino and his daughter Francesca at the multicultural day (Photo State Department)

    American Culture and Tradition

    “I. Osnovna šola Žalec” kindly invited us to visit the school’s annual language and multicultural day. U.S. diplomat Mr. Joseph Costantino and his teenage daughter Francesca attended the opening of the multicultural day.

  • Ambassador Mussomeli with the Stanford University students (Photo State Department)

    Stanford Goes to Slovenia

    Ambassador Mussomeli discussed Slovenia, its history, the current political and social situation, and relations with EU and the United States with 40 Stanford students at the City Hotel in Ljubljana.

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  • Thomas Nagel, Ambassador Mussomeli and Prof. Kerry Woods (Photo State Department)

    Fulbright Specialist

    Ambassador Mussomeli met with Prof. Kerry Woods of Bennington College and his host at the Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources of the University of Ljubljana, Dr. Thomas Nagel, a 2003 U.S. Fulbright alumnus.


More News from the Embassy

  • Lecture and talk on designing everyday life (Photo State Department)
    The Biennial of Design in Ljubljana BIO 50

    The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana supported the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, “BIO 50.” The works will be on display at different locations around Ljubljana until  

  • Management Officer Jon Selle with the students of “2. Osnovna šola Slovenska Bistrica” (Photo State Department)
    Cultural Exchanges

    On a sunny autumn day, Management Officer Jon Selle visited “2. Osnovna šola Slovenska Bistrica” to talk about differences and similarities in lifestyle and culture in the United States and Slovenia.  

  • Kids having tons of fun with the NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (Photo State Department)
    NASA astronaut at QSI - International School of Ljubljana

    During her stay in Slovenia, American astronaut Sunita Williams visited the QSI International School of Ljubljana. 

  • Insert of Edward Ruscha’s work  “Every Building on Sunset Strip” (Photo State Department)
    What if time stood still?

    The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana supported the exhibition by visual artists Ed Ruscha and Claudia Joskowicz entitled “What if time stood still?” 

  • Regional Security Officer Stephen Strickland at the “Ekonomska šola” in Ljubljana. (Photo State Department)
    Embassy visits a school in a neighborhood

    U.S. states, national parks, sports, American culture, and much more came to the “Ekonomska šola” in Ljubljana. 

  • Economic and Commercial Officer Christienne Carroll visits Srednja zdravstvena šola Celje (Photo State Department)
    Respecting Diversity

    On Friday our school visits continued with Economic and Commercial Officer Christienne Carroll’s trip to Srednja zdravstvena šola Celje. Christienne spoke with 90 9th grade students about U.S. immigration, highlighting the importance of respecting diversity. 

  • Regional Security Officer Stephen Strickland giving a presentation about baseball (Photo State Department)
    Baseball strikes again!

    Back by popular demand, we were happy to visit the “Srednja tehniška šola Koper” students with Regional Security Officer Stephen Strickland and his son Jackson. 

Current Issues

  • Making the Food Security and Nutrition of Women, Infants, and Children a Priority
    Making the Food Security and Nutrition of Women, Infants, and Children a Priority

    October 28, 2014 -- "This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Under the leadership of the United States Department of Agriculture, WIC has strengthened families and protected vulnerable populations in the United States for 40 years." 

  • United States Announces Additional Support for Communities Hosting Syrian Refugees

    October 28, 2014 -- "Today, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced that the United States will provide $10 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help communities in the region hosting the more than 3 million refugees from Syria" 

  • Kerry on Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

    October 27, 2014 -- "I join President Obama in congratulating Ukraine on successful parliamentary elections. The people of Ukraine have spoken, and they have again chosen to chart the course of democracy, reform, and European integration." 

  • Joint Statement on Communicating Da’esh’s/ISIL’s True Nature

    October 27, 2014 -- "The State of Kuwait, as current chair of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), graciously hosted delegations from several Coalition partner countries on October 27 for a conference on strengthening cooperation in public communications to combat Da'esh/ISIL and violent extremism in the region and beyond." 

  • Obama on Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

    October 27, 2014 -- "On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections on October 26. Despite a challenging security environment in certain regions, millions of Ukrainians turned out across the country to cast their ballots in an orderly and peaceful manner." 

  • Study in the USA
    Study in the USA

    U.S. schools are considered among the world’s best — a U.S. degree is highly valued in many countries and can be the key to a successful career.  Video »

  • USA Education In Brief
    USA Education In Brief

    A look at the development public schools, beginning with "common school," (the iconic little red schoolhouse) in the 18th century, through the Land-Grant university movement to the G.I. Bill of Rights and the civil rights movement, which expanded educational opportunity to all U.S. citizens. 

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