What is the 2018 GIST Tech-I Competition?

The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide. Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online which are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists. New this year, U.S. Department of State is inviting all ...
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Op-Ed: Empowering Youth Through International Education – “The Key to Everything is Determination.”

by Consul General Donald Blome I want you to meet Abeer Al Yazji. Abeer decided early on that she wanted to learn English and studied it at university. She set her goals high on an international education, and the U.S. government was able to help by funding her Fulbright MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in the ...
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American Consulate Celebrates International Education Week throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza

JERUSALEM – This week marks the 17th annual International Education Week (IEW), a worldwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State to celebrate the importance of international education as a means of empowering young people. At an inaugural event on Monday, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and the ...
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Education Dialogue Enhances Bilateral U.S.-Palestinian Cooperation to Prepare Young Palestinians for the Workforce

Jerusalem – U.S. and Palestinian officials concluded the first ever U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue, an initiative that invests in viable and robust partnerships between American and Palestinian institutions of higher education and the private sector to strengthen institutional capabilities, enhance educational opportunities for young Palestinians, and foster critical workforce skills. The U.S. delegation included Assistant ...
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Palestinian Delegation Travels to U.S. to Foster American-Palestinian Academic Partnerships

JERUSALEM – On September 24, eight high-level Palestinian university leaders, along with representatives from the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the local private sector, traveled to the United States to take part in a two-week International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and the first ever U.S.-Palestinian Higher Education Dialogue.  This U.S. Consulate General ...
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U.S. Consul General Donald Blome Congratulates Al-Quds Bard College Graduates

On Tuesday, 45 Palestinian students graduated with bachelor’s degree and 63 with Masters Degrees from the Al Quds Bard College (AQB) – a joint U.S.-Palestinian educational partnership providing enhanced opportunities for students to study fields in the liberal arts. The U.S. government is a leading supporter of the Al Quds Bard partnership – providing more ...
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1,200 Palestinian Students Graduate from the U.S. Consulate’s English-language Access Program

Over the last month, 1,261 Palestinian students from the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza graduated from the U.S. Consulate General’s English Access Microscholarship Program – an 18-month program that empowers ambitious Palestinian students to improve their English and build skills for the future. The Access program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered ...
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