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  • Conference “Growing the Future VII” in HCMC

    Conference “Growing the Future VII” in HCMC

    Consul General Rena Bitter on August 19 opened the agricultural biotechnology conference “Growing the Future VII: The Role of Biotechnology in Emissions Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Increased Farmer Prosperity” in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • General Martin Dempsey visits the Danang dioxin remediation site

    Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff visits Danang

    On Friday, August 15 the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey visited the Da Nang thermal treatment system currently remediating 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil at the Da Nang airport.

  • Group photo with Consul General Rena Bitter

    International Youth Day Celebration

    To celebrate the International Youth Day, the American Center organized a basketball event for HCMC youth on August 12.

  • CG Bitter is exchanging with delegates on the sidelines of the conference

    Higher Education Reform Conference

    The U.S. Consulate General hosted an education conference at the American Center on July 31 and August 1, 2014 entitled “Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms.”


Consulate General Highlights

  • Dr. Lynne McNamara gave students some communication techniques.
    VEF Oral Examination Orientation

    On June 9, EducationUSA hosted an oral examination orientation for the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs at the American Center. Dr. Lynne McNamara, VEF Executive Director, gave a lively talk about building confidence and how to best prepare for fellowship and grant interviews. 

  • Professor Wolff discussed LGBT rights with educators at the HCMC University of Law
    U.S. Speaker Engages Law Faculty, Lawyers and LGBT community

    During a State Department-sponsored visit to Ho Chi Minh City in early June, Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff held discussions with Vietnamese teachers of law, lawyers and the LGBT community. 

  • -	A Danang English teacher and a Fellow share their action research with other participants in Hue
    “From Action to ASEAN”: Colloquium for Language Teachers in Central Vietnam

    From May 29-31, English Language Fellows (ELFs) Jill Kester, Lesley Newman and Amanda Hilliard conducted colloquia on action research for 130 university English teachers, postgraduate students, and high school teachers in Danang and Hue, in Central Vietnam. 

  • Phu Yen University instructors of English exchanged ideas on effective English teaching techniques with ELF Amanda Hilliard
    Supporting English Teaching in Central Vietnam

    From May 7-9, English Language Fellow (ELF) Amanda Hilliard conducted English teaching methodology workshops at Quy Nhon University, Phu Yen University, Nha Trang University and Nha Trang College of Education. 


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Important Notice

  • Update on U.S. Visa Processing
    U.S. Consulate General, Ho Chi Minh City
    August 19, 2014

    The Department of State has made significant progress in bringing its systems back to full operational capacity. We continue to prioritize immigrant and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases with very few delays. We recommend that visa applicants continue to schedule their appointments at least several weeks in advance of their anticipated travel to the United States.


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