Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

U.S. Embassy personnel met with students during Freshers’ Week on campus at the University of Malta between Monday, September 30 and Friday, October 4. Throughout the week, Embassy staffers spoke to young, enthusiastic students in Malta about their experiences studying in the United States and advised them on the steps they need to take when …

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Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Malta

In June we welcome Visiting Speaker Mohamed Geraldez to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in Malta.  During his two-day program, Mr. Geraldez delivered presentations at two events co-hosted by Malta Enterprise focused on the “Entrepreneur’s Life Hacks” and “Growing and Scaling Your Company.”  We organized our third key event with local organization, WomenOnIT, which aims to …

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U.S. Embassy Valletta Public Affairs Section Notice of Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity Title:  U.S. Embassy Valletta PAS Annual Program Statement CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs for Valletta Date Opened:  10/01/2018 Federal Agency Contact:  Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Valletta Email: usembmalta@state.gov   Program Description The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Valletta of the U.S. Department of State announces that it …

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Black History Month Celebrations

We concluded our celebrations of Black History Month with two public outreach events. Our Regional Security Officer met with University of Malta sociology and anthropology students and discussed how military and government service can improve race relations within communities.  We also partnered with Malta’s National Youth Council and the Malta Model United Nations Society to …

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Digital Video Conference on U.S. Political System and the Mid-Term Elections

We organized a digital video conference on February 20 with the University of Malta’s International Relations Department and former U.S. Democratic Congressman Martin Frost and former U.S. Republican Congressman Scott L. Klug.  Approximately 50 academics and political science students engaged with the two speakers in discussions on the U.S. electoral system, voting trends, the democratic …

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The Robby Marshall Quartet Brought Jazz to Malta

Californian jazz musician, Robby Marshall, delivered a masterclass and concert with his European-based quartet at a local live music venue in Malta on February 9.  We are proud to have supported these musicians with a grant.  Robby Marshall is regarded by peers as an innovative voice in the L.A. jazz scene, and his quartet is …

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Health Alert: Magħtab

Location: Magħtab, Malta Event:  On Thursday, August 30, 2018, a fire broke out at Wasteserv in Magħtab at approximately 5:50 a.m, prompting a health hazard alarm. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of the incident. Residents of Magħtab, Naxxar, San Ġwann and Sliema should keep their windows closed. Monitor local media for updates. U.S. citizens may …

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U.S. Funding Opportunity for Marine Debris

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) announces the opportunity for  funding for projects aimed at reducing marine debris through innovation and capacity building for the development of environmentally sustainable waste management systems and reducing the amount of abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing gear in the …

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The Passport Execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 on April 2, 2018.

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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The U.S. is open for business!

All investors are invited to an information session on the SelectUSA Summit and opportunities for expansion into the U.S. market on March 13th between 8:30am and 11:30 a.m. This event will be hosted by Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and special guest, Mr. Todd Avery. Established multinational firms, SMEs and high-growth start-ups interested in establishing or …

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2018-19 Julia Taft Refugee Grant Opportunity

The U.S. Embassy seeks proposals to fund projects for local Non-Government Organizations to participate in the 2018-2019 Julia Taft Refugee Fund program.  The purpose of the grant is to address issues related to refugee or returnee protection and assistance in Malta.  Organizations interested in participating in the program should design projects to address one-time needs …

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Lapse in U.S. Government Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information

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U.S. Embassy continues its outreach to schools

U.S. Embassy volunteers and staffers met with approximately 200 students and educators in Malta at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year.  We traveled to two schools in Malta, and four groups visited our Embassy’s facilities. Students learned about life and work in Malta as U.S. diplomats, human rights, and how the U.S. Embassy earned …

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U.S. Ambassador gives opening remarks at IIJ workshop

U.S. Ambassador to Malta G. Kathleen Hill gave opening remarks on December 5, 2017, at a workshop sponsored by the US and co-hosted by the US and Tanzania focused on strengthening international cooperation among countries investigating terrorism and transnational crimes. This Horn of Africa workshop is the third in a series of regional workshops, and …

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Digital Video Conference on Domestic Violence

On November 24, the U.S. Embassy partnered with the Commission on Domestic Violence to host a 1-hour digital video conference during their annual national conference to mark the official launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This year’s conference, “Listen to Me, Giving Children a Voice,” featured Virtual Speaker Scott Miller, a contract …

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Soul Street Dance Spreads Love through Hip-hop

A Houston-based group, Soul Street Dance, inspired young audiences and spread its message of love and unity through hip-hop in Malta and Gozo in October 2017. The dance company entertained audiences at a local outdoor festival, BirguFest, performed at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology with local groups MOVE, Breaking Limits and Street …

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Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

The U.S. Embassy rented a booth to promote study in the U.S. and explain F1 visas at this year’s University of Malta Freshers’ Week, which took place between Monday, October 2 and Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Freshers’ Week is orientation for new students and attracts returning students too. Throughout the week, Embassy personnel and family …

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2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State. This annual report to Congress provides a detailed and factual overview of the status of religious freedom in nearly 200 countries and territories, and documents reports of violations and abuses committed …

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The Harvard Krokodiloes in Malta

The U.S. Embassy supported a visit to Malta by The Harvard Krokodiloes – Harvard University’s oldest a cappella group.  Their repertoire, built up over seven decades, includes hundreds of songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond: everything from upbeat jazz standards to classic pop hits to ballads. The Harvard Krokodiloes charmed audiences at Palazzo …

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Farewell to our English Teaching Assistants

U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted a reception in honor of departing Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, Monique and Bethany.  Monique and Bethany were assigned to four secondary schools in Malta, to contribute to the English teaching programs.  Ambassador Hill presented them with certificates of appreciation in recognition of their valuable contribution to enhancing bilateral relations …

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U.S. Embassy Visits Six Schools in Malta and Gozo

U.S. Embassy staffers delivered presentations to primary and secondary school students attending six in Malta and Gozo during April and May 2017. Public Affairs Officer, Susan, presented on the life and works of American playwright, Arthur Miller, at St Benedict Secondary School in Kirkop. They discussed Miller’s classic, “A View from a Bridge.”  At Naxxar …

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School Outreach Program in March 2017

In March 2017, U.S. Embassy staffers delivered presentations to primary and secondary school students in three localities in Malta. A group of young students at St Francis School in Msida learned about Washington State’s geography and animals with Embassy staffer, Erin.  Public Affairs Officer, Susan, presented on J.C. Squire’s poem “The Discovery” and Native American …

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U.S. Embassy supports LGBT groups

The U.S. Embassy supported the screening of two movies, “Milk” and “The Danish Girl”, together with youth organizations and agencies, LGBTI+ Gozo, We Are, G-Sam, Agenzija Zghazagh.  The films were hosted at Malta’s technical college, MCAST, and the University of Malta on Wednesday, February 22.  Public Affairs Officer, Susan Ross, and Political Officer, Adam VanDervort, …

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U.S. Embassy celebrates Black History Month, 2017

Every year in February we celebrate Black History Month. On February 1, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted a concert performed by an international team of talented musicians, including American guitarist Satik Andriassian.  Prof. John Kennedy, Professor of Music at California State University, Los Angeles, and currently the Fulbright Scholar at the University of Malta, …

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U.S. Embassy meets four schools in January 2017

Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy met with students from four schools in January 2017, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program Students from Stella Maris and St. Thomas More Secondary Schools visited the U.S. Embassy and enjoyed tours around the grounds.  An Embassy Staffer also visited Qormi San Ġorġ Primary School.   All …

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U.S. Elections Speaker, Dr. Paul Sracic, Visits Malta

Dr. Paul Sracic visited Malta on October 17 to October 19 as part of the Department of State’s Speaker Program to address the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections at a variety of venues in Malta. Dr. Sracic delivered presentations on the U.S. electoral system and democratic process, the presidential candidates, party platforms, and campaigns.  He talked …

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U.S. Embassy participates at Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

U.S. Embassy personnel met with students during Freshers’ Week between Monday, October 3 and Thursday, October 6, 2016, held on campus at the University of Malta. Throughout the week, Embassy staffers spoke with students about their experiences studying in U.S. universities and advised them on U.S. educational opportunities. On Wednesday, October 5, the University Students’ …

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School Outreach Program in Summer 2016

This summer, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students attending ten public summer schools in Malta and Gozo. U.S. Embassy staff visited centers in three localities in Malta – Fgura, Lija, and Luqa in Malta, and spoke with students who attended four schools in Gozo – Gharb, Kercem, Sannat, and Ghajnsielem.  Three other …

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Ambassador hosts DVCs on U.S. Elections

Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill hosted two digital video conferences at the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 26 during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to discuss the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. Speakers Ms. Ann Stone and Professor David Lublin introduced the national conventions and engaged in Q & A sessions with …

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Ambassador Hill tours the USS Harry S. Truman

On June 20, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and Minister of Home Affairs Carmelo Abela toured the USS Harry S. Truman with Commanding Officer, Captain Ryan B. Scholl. The USS Harry S. Truman forms part of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet. Ambassador Hill talked about the importance of the Fleet’s mission. She said, …

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More school visits in May, 2016

U.S. Embassy staffers presented at three schools in May, 2016, as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program. Our Public Affairs Officer met with St. Julian’s Primary School students to present on Native Americans.  Later in the same week, the U.S. Embassy’s Defense Attaché spoke to students about the United States and the …

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U.S. Embassy visits seven schools in March and April, 2016

In March and April 2016, volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students from seven schools. The U.S. Embassy’s ongoing school outreach program is one of Embassy Valletta’s most successful ongoing PD outreach programs. U.S. Embassy staff visited Maria Regina Primary School in Naxxar, St Theresa Middle School in Birkirkara, and San Gorg Preca …

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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month

Every year in February we commemorate Black History Month. This year we hosted two movie screenings at the U.S. Embassy – “Selma” and “Driving Miss Daisy”. U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill and PAO Susan Ross introduced these movies. They touched on themes address in the movies: the U.S. civil rights movement, race relations, equality and …

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U.S. Embassy meets five schools in Jan-Feb

Volunteers from the U.S. Embassy delivered presentations to students from five schools in January and February. U.S. Embassy staff visited Gharb and Xewkija Primary Schools in Gozo and Qormi San Ġorġ Primary School in Malta.  Two other schools – Stella Maris College Secondary School and MCAST Building and Construction – visited the U.S. Embassy and …

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American Football in Malta

On Sunday, May 8, U.S. Embassy staffers joined members of the Malta American Football Association and the Aloysians Tigers in an event to promote American football in Malta and launch Malta’s first American Football association.  Teams played each other in friendly matches of American flag football held at the Melita Football Ground in Pembroke. The …

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