Book donation to Cliza

Within the framework of the International Book Fair of Cochabamba and with the sponsorship of the Book Chamber of Cochabamba, the embassy delivered an important donation of books to the municipality of Cliza. On that occasion, there was the participation of educational units of the municipality who gave the appropriate enhancement to the act of …

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“In and Out the Field”

On February 6, we attended the opening of the “In and Out the Field” program in Santa Fe de Khesini. This program combines English and soccer for underprivileged children and is carried out with volunteers from Saint Andrews School with support from the US Embassy and the Khesini community.

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Embassy visit to Unifranz El Alto

The Cultural Attaché, a.i. Luke Ortega visited Franz Tamayo University in the city of El Alto and took the opportunity to talk to the students of the Economic and Business Sciences career about the commercial exchanges between Bolivia and the United States. He also mentioned to students about scholarships and study opportunities in the northern …

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Winter Institute

A select group of six university students from across Bolivia is in the United States to participate in the Winter Institute for Student Leaders, known as the Winter Institute.  The Winter Institute brings together students from Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, to offer them tools to improve their leadership skills. The Institute includes a four-week academic …

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We are Inspira’d!

IVLP Alumna Fabiola Tito is leading the 2019 Inspira Program in Sucre. She has brought together alumni from different programs and backgrounds to collaborate on diverse projects. The overarching goal of the Inspira Program is to strengthen recently established alumni networks throughout Bolivia. In this second Inspira cycle, we will increase interaction, improve alumni participation …

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Training the first generation of podcasters in Bolivia

Sponsored by the US Embassy in La Paz and led by U.S. international journalists  Teresa Bouza  and  Ruxandra Guidi , the workshop “La narración, en el corazón del podcast”(Narration, the Heart of the Podcast) attracted around 50 journalists, most of them female, from all over the country. The three-day workshop (Oct. 25-28) came after the first podcast training in the …

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Books for Two Libraries in Santa Cruz

Annie Simpkins, the Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy, ​​ visited Santa Cruz to deliver books to the Municipal Library “El Recreo” and to the Library of the Centro Cultural Plurinacional.  The collection of more than 200 books written by US authors and translated into Spanish are basically literature for school kids, in …

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Book Donation to El Alto Public University

Lia Miller, the Cultural Attache of the United States Embassy, ​​ visited the Public University of El Alto (UPEA) to deliver 164 reference books in Spanish on topics such as International Relations, Economics, Journalism, History, Culture, Literature, Public Administration, Law and Education, in addition to 80 publications of the State Department, destined to the library of …

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Camp for ACCESS English Scholarship Coordinators and Teachers

The US Embassy with the support of RELO, the Regional Office of English Programs, organized a training camp for coordinators and English teachers of the Access Scholarship Program. The objective of the camp was to train teachers in new educational trends and to create community among the different personal components of the program, authorities of …

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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

President Obama launched  the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) in 2015 to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America. Following a successful pilot program in February – March 2016 that included a Bolivian participant, more Bolivian entrepreneurs will travel to the United States joining other budding entrepreneurs from …

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Tribute to Professor Jaime Escalante

Jaime Escalante, the Bolivian professor, who inspired thousands of students, who taught mathematics with a unique method, who contributed to the training of youths qualified as rebels, was honored by the United States Postal Service with the issuance of a stamp with his image, the image of Professor Escalante with his typical cap in front …

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Bolivian English Teachers Embrace New Tools

Supporting English language learning in Bolivia is a priority for the U.S. Embassy. The Embassy and the State Department Regional English Language Office recently hosted a two-week training for English teachers of public and private institutions, including schools, institutes, language centers, and universities. The theme of this program, called #EnglishWeek in social networks, was “Assessment …

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Environment Road Show Reaches Bolivian Universities

Embassy officials visited three universities in Santa Cruz to discuss waste and water management.  They spoke to over 150 students at each university and were interviewed on the university television.  The week before, officials had a similar experience in Cochabamba where they spoke to packed auditoriums at four schools and had an interview on university …

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Embassy Delivers U.S. Books to Community in El Alto

On September 15, CAO Johanna Villalobos donated over 200 high quality books by American authors translated into Spanish under the U.S. Embassy program, “United States and Bolivia, United in Literature.” The goal of this program is to encourage reading and improve the quality of education for children and adolescents in the 10 de Marzo community …

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