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  • Ambassador Mussomeli at “St. Stanislav Institution” with institution's Director Dr. Roman Globokar, Vice Director Lily Schweiger Kotar, the Primary School Principal Dr. Marina Rugelj, and Diocesan Classical Gymnasium Principal Mr. Jože Pucihar.
    Ambassador Mussomeli Visits St. Stanislav Institution

    Ambassador Mussomeli paid a visit to St. Stanislav Institution in Ljubljana-Šentvid to meet with the students of the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium and the Primary School 2nd grade students. More about the visit »

  • The stage at Križanke (Photo Žiga Koritnik)
    Project Bob Dylan: Volunteer Slovenia!

    Thirteen of Slovenia’s best-known musicians came together on September 21, for a concert to promote volunteerism. The artists reprised the roles they had played when they recorded Bob Dylan songs for the Bob Dylan Project: Volunteer, Slovenia!  

  • The students at OŠ Poljane playing a short accordion concert for PAO Christopher Wurst. (Photo State Department)
    Diplomats Back to Schools - April, May, and June 2011

    After introducing the U.S. Embassy Speaker program to the high schools in 2005, post decided to include the middle schools into the program in 2011 as well. It proved to be a great idea! Altogether, we had managed to visit 35 schools in one school year, and reached more than 2000 high and middle schools students by this program only. Here are the visits we made from April to June 2011.  More »

  • Kris Fresonke at "Osnovna šola Šmarje pri Kopru" (Photo State Dept.)
    Diplomats back to schools, March, 2011

    U.S. Embassy officials visited 7 schools and reached more than 370 middle school students in March 2011. In addition to the school visits, Language Camp in Planica was also visited as part of the U.S. Embassy Speaker Program.  

  • American football in action!
    Diplomats back to schools, February, 2011

    As part of the U.S. Embassy Speaker Program, U.S. Embassy officials visited 6 schools and reached more than 400 middle school students in February. Topics ranged from living in Hawaii, to life and work at their previous posts, to growing up in America. One diplomat participated in a school’s language day; another introduced American football to 7th and 8th graders.  More about the events »

  • Mr. Fundahn answers a quiz question about Bled. (Photo State Dept.)
    Back to school, again

    U.S. Embassy diplomat Michael Fundahn visited Osnovna šola Vodice to talk about one of the United States that he knows most - Hawaii. The school prepared a nice program for Mr. Fundahn’s visit, starting with the Slovene and U.S. National Anthems.The students prepared a short presentation of town Vodice and a quiz with 13 questions about Slovenia.The students prepared a short presentation of town Vodice and a quiz with 13 questions about Slovenia.  More about the event »

  • Mayor of Municipality of Škofja Loka, mag. Mr. Miha Ješe, school’s Principal Doris Kužel and children listening to Sarah's answers. (Photo State Dept.)
    Welcome to Škofja Loka, U.S. Embassy!

    Embassy Officer Sarah Gjorgjijevski and IRC Director Breda Popovič recently experienced Škofja Loka hospitality, on a visit to OŠ Škofja Loka. The students started their visit with a warm welcome, followed by with a short presentation of the school, a performance by a student folklore group, with 7th grader Tilen Eržen playing the accordion, and two funny plays by the drama club. More about the event »

  • Chargé d'Affaires Brad Freden sorting out garbage (State Dept.)
    Cycle & Recycle

    The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, in cooperation with Focus: Association for Sustainable Development, Ecologists without borders, SmetUmet, and Ministry of Environment, organized a “Cycle & Recycle” event to mark Mobility Week in Europe.   More about the event »

  • Regional Basketball Camp in Planica, Slovenia
    Regional Basketball Camp in Planica, Slovenia

    U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana supported the Regional Basketball Camp in Planica, organized by School Basketball League with the assistance of Georgetown University representatives. This camp was a follow up project as part of the “Sports/Basketball Diplomacy” project, promoting regional and interethnic cooperation through sports.  More about the event »

  • Exterior of a church
    U.S. Fund Supports Cultural Preservation in Europe

    A unique U.S. State Department program is helping European nations save their rich heritage by providing funding for badly needed restoration of diverse cultural and historical landmarks in the Balkans, the Caucasus and elsewhere. 

  • Helping Girls Stay in School
    Helping Girls Stay in School

    Educated girls and women are less vulnerable to HIV infection. They are less likely to become victims of trafficking schemes or other forms of exploitation.They are more likely to marry later and to give birth to fewer children. Women who are well educated in turn raise children who are likely to go to school and make important contributions to family incomes.  

  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival: A Cultural Conversation
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: A Cultural Conversation

    Each year, the Smithsonian Institution stages a festival on the National Mall in Washington to honor cultural traditions from across the United States and around the world. The 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival showcases Asian-Pacific Americans and the artistic and agricultural traditions of Mexico, and it offers a special tribute to Haiti.  

  • Climate Change Is Your Business
    Climate Change Is Your Business

    Small actions matter. People all over the world are making everyday choices that help the environment.  

  • Fostering Peace and Security Since 1949
    Fostering Peace and Security Since 1949

    NATO, starting as 14 short treaty articles focused on Europe in 1949, has expanded its membership and mission as it enters its seventh decade. Podcast NATO’s Challenging Role  The U.S. Mission to NATO »

  • Treasures from the World Digital Library
    Treasures from the World Digital Library

    The World Digital Library (WDL), launched April 21, offers free online access to rare and important cultural materials from libraries and archives around the world. It is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and more than 30 partner institutions. Every country in the world is invited to participate.