Ambassador Bernstein Celebrates First Anniversary in the Dominican Republic

By Ambassador Robin Bernstein One year ago, I embarked on one of the most magnificent journeys of my life.  On my year anniversary as the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – I can truly say I feel like I belong here.  The friendly people, the rich culture, the beautiful places: the Dominican Republic has …

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Meet Jose Angel, Peace Corps Volunteer in Bahoruco

By Jose Angel, Peace Corps Volunteer in Bahoruco Since 1962, more than 4,792 Volunteers have served in the Dominican Republic. There are currently 187 Volunteers serving in 19 Provinces working in three technical project areas: Community Economic Development, Child Literacy and Youth Development.  Volunteers live and work in communities for two years as part of …

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Seminar on Personal Branding Promotes Youth Leadership

Last month we held an alumni seminar for Youth Ambassadors (YA) Program participants, focused on service leadership and professional development, in Santiago de los Caballeros. Thirty-six YA alumni attended workshops on personal branding and content creation for social media, and learned how to expand their professional networks through service in civic organizations and community development …

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Spotlight Series: U.S. Cultural Programs and Grants Building Ties, Promoting Policies and Creating Sustainable Opportunities

By Graham Swaney, Public Affairs Intern Every year the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) awards upwards of 20 small grants and independently runs several cultural programs. The small grants program awards vary in size, but they all help to tell the story of the United States to Dominican audiences and build ties between the …

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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Higher Education Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Fulbright-MESCyT Scholarships

Santo Domingo, D.N.- The United States Ambassador in the Dominican Republic, Robin Bernstein, and the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Alejandrina Germán, hosted a reception to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Fulbright-MESCyT scholarship program, which has sent more than 80 Dominican students since 2008 to complete master’s and doctoral studies in the United States with …

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Meet the Dominican participants of the YLAI 2018 Program

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) aims to connect the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in Western Hemisphere. Since 2016, this exchange program empowers young entrepreneurs with the training, tools, networks and resources they need to transform their societies and contribute to their most complete economic development and prosperity, security and good …

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Fulbright-Mescyt Alumnus Recieves Award for His Contributions to Science and Education

Richard Oliver Bido-Medina, an alumnus of the Fulbright-MESCYT program, received the Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award, which recognizes an University of Illinois graduate student whose international research or public service abroad has had the greatest impact on the university, larger community or internationally. Richard, a medical doctor, is a graduate of the Autonomous University of …

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U.S. Embassy celebrates Boomerang Night: A night for entrepreneurs

Santo Domingo, D.N. – The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo and Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship invite you to Boomerang Night, an entrepreneurship event to share stories, connect with young leaders and learn about exchange opportunities to the United States for entrepreneurs. Boomerang Night will showcase a panel of …

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