The Experience of Studying in the USA

February 22, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 pm Bermuda College: Education USA Advising Centre/Counselling & Career Centre Overview: One of the most attractive features of the U.S. higher education system is the flexibility if provides through the number and diversity of institution types it encompasses.  Learn more about the variety of available U.S. higher education options, students are sure to find

Kansas Special Election Scheduled for April 11

The State of Kansas will conduct a special election on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, for the 4th Congressional District to replace Mike Pompeo who resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives when he was confirmed and formally sworn in as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  This district consists of all or part of Barber, Butler, Chautauqua, Comanche, Cowley,

Wreath-Laying Ceremony Marks 9/11 Anniversary

[Updated with video] A wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 was held at the 9/11 Memorial in the Botanical Gardens this morning, with Deputy Premier Bob Richards saying that “the people of Bermuda stand with the people of the USA and join hands with those around the world, in laying a wreath to remember and honour

Attention Applicants From The People’s Republic Of China

Beginning in November 2016, all travelers holding People’s Republic of China passports with 10-year U.S. B1/B2, B1, or B2 visas must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program.  ‎The system will be fast, easy, and convenient to use, with a small fee for each enrollment, that will last for up to two years, and is necessary for entry

Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – Providing

Statement from the President on Iran

THE PRESIDENT:  This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy. As I said in my State of the Union address, ensuring the security of the United States and the safety of our people demands a smart, patient and disciplined approach to the world.  That includes our diplomacy with the Islamic Republic of

Consulate Speaker to discuss teen literature

The U.S. Consulate and the Bermuda Youth Library have announced that Boston librarian Laura Koenig will be the featured speaker at a public meeting on December 2 at 6.00pm at the Bermuda National Library, where she will discuss children and teen literature, making recommendations for all ages, from infants through young adults. A spokesperson said, “Laura Koenig has worked with

Women entrepreneurs celebrate

A group of women entrepreneurs attended a luncheon to celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. The event was organised by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and the Department of E-Commerce. The gathering took place in the formal dining room of the US Consul General’s official residence, with US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig the host. Among the speakers was Isabelle Brackstone, owner

International student enrollment in the U.S. up ten percent to nearly one million

The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year, the highest in 35 years and almost 90,000 more than the previous year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on November 16.  The report is published annually by the

387 Bermudian students studying in USA in 2015

In 2015, 387 Bermudian students were studying in the United States, with the top U.S. host institutions for Bermudians said to be New England Institute of Technology, Johnson and Wales University, Barry University, and Flagler College. “The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased 10% to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year, the

Statement by Secretary Kerry on the attacks in Paris

I share President Obama’s outrage and sadness over the terrorist attacks tonight in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this assault on innocent people, going about their lives.  And I am deeply concerned by ongoing reports of hostages. These are heinous, evil, vile acts.  Those of us who can must do everything in our power

Statement by the President on the situation on Paris

THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  I just want to make a few brief comments about the attacks across Paris tonight.  Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians.  This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the

Virtual College Fair

The U.S. Consulate is pleased to announce the online EducationUSA Virtual College Fair for international youth on November 18, 2015. Open to anyone who has an Internet connection, the virtual fair will be available in an interactive Internet environment, offering potential students access to more than 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning. Click on EducationUSA.collegeweeklive.com to register.  Log in anytime

Movie Night, The Entrepreuners

The U.S. Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series in November with screenings of both parts of “The Entrepreneurs.” The Adult Library will screen Part 1: Feed Granola and Spanx Shapeware on November 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Part 2: TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods on November 23 at

U.S. Virtual College Fair to be held on Nov. 18th

The U.S. Consulate announced the online EducationUSA Virtual College Fair for international youth on November 18, 2015. “Open to anyone who has an Internet connection, the virtual fair will be available in an interactive Internet environment, offering potential students access to more than 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning,” the Consulate said. “Click on EducationUSA.collegeweeklive.com to register.  Log in anytime

Library to host Consulate Night events

The United States Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series in November with screenings of both parts of The Entrepreneurs. The Adult Library will screen Part 1: Feed Granola and Spanx Shapeware on Wednesday next week at 6pm and Part 2: TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods on Monday, November

U.S. Consulate Nights at Library: Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Consulate and the Adult Library will continue the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series in November with screenings of both parts of “The Entrepreneurs.” The Adult Library will screen Part 1: Feed Granola and Spanx Shapeware on November 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Part 2: TOMS Shoes and Frontera Foods on November 23 at

US Citizens in Bermuda get benefits advice

A United States regional federal benefits officer yesterday spoke to more than 100 US citizens living in Bermuda about how they can best make use of the US Social Security Programme. Vivian Adebayo, who is based in the US Embassy in San José, Puerto Rico, said the heart of the discussion revolved around the benefits offered by social security, particularly

U.S. Consulate meeting: Social Security Benefits

The U.S. Consulate will sponsor a public meeting to discuss U.S. Social Security benefits and related issues on November 3rd. “The meeting will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in the “Bermudez Room” at XL Catlin, 1 Bermudiana Road, Hamilton,” the Consulate said. “Speakers will include U.S. Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig, U.S. Consul Mila Millman

New US Consul Eager to get involved

New United States Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig said she hopes to get directly involved with the Island and its people. Speaking yesterday, she said that her new position is very different from her last post as a cultural attaché at the US embassy in Moscow, although she was not sure the new post would be any easier. “Just knowing

Visitors to Commemorate Gunpowder Plot

Members of the Sons of the American Revolution [SAR], the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR], and the Children of the American Revolution [CAR] will be in Bermuda next week to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot. The delegation of more than 50 people includes members from Alabama, California, Georgia, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South

Gunpowder plot commemoration

A commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot will begin next week with three different ceremonies in Southampton and St Georges. More than 50 members of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) will travel to the Island to celebrate Bermuda’s role

US Consulate recognizes shipping companies

On July 24, the U.S. Consulate recognized five shipping companies registered in Bermuda for participating in the United States Coast Guard’s [USCGC] voluntary search and rescue network, AMVER [Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue]. Search and rescue authorities around the world use the voluntary ship reporting system to assist ships and aircraft in distress at sea. In 2014, there were a record

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arriving on July 4

The American tall ship Eagle is set to spend the July 4 weekend here in Bermuda. The historic vessel, in use as a training ship for the US Coast Guard is expected to arrive at port in Hamilton tomorrow, and will be open to tours on Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday. The 295ft Cutter is the largest tall ship flying

Film to Showcase Young Lesbian’s Struggle

The U.S. Consulate General and the Adult Library will showcase another filmas part of the Bermuda National Library’s regular Consulate Night at the Library series. Coming to the Library at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 will be “Pariah,” a powerful film that addresses the struggles of a young woman to be accepted as a lesbian. “Pariah” is about 17-year-old

Mary Ellen Koenig named new Consul General

Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig, a career diplomat in the United States Foreign Service, will arrive in late August to assume responsibilities as the U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. “Her most recent assignment was as the Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where she oversaw one of the U.S. Government’s largest public diplomacy programs overseas which included academic and

Bermuda’s new US Consul General is announced

Bermuda’s new United States Consul General will be Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig, a career diplomat in the US Foreign Service. She is the third career diplomat in succession to head up the Bermuda Consulate, a role that had previously been a political appointment. She will arrive in late August to assume her responsibilities, a spokesman from the US Consulate has

US Consul Reflects on Time on Bermuda

With his time serving in Bermuda winding down, US Consul Robert Settje sat down with Bernews to discuss his experience on the island, saying that his time in Bermuda has been “a wonderful experience from beginning to end.” NEXT ASSIGNMENT Consul Settje said, “I found out that I would be coming here as Cousul General probably six or eight months

Settje Prepares to Wave Bermuda Goodbye

US Consul General Bob Settje finishes his tour of duty next week and will depart Bermuda on Friday. He arrived on the Island in August 2012 to take up his role. The career diplomat had been the Regional Consular Officer for embassies and consulates in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Europe before moving here. Mr Settje told The Royal

Boost for students wanting to study in US

Bermuda College students considering study in the United States now have access to a US educational advisory programme, courtesy of the US Consulate General. A reference centre operated by EducationUSA and opened yesterday will allow Bermuda College students to learn about higher education in the US at the College’s counselling and career centre. Supported by the US State Department, EducationUSA

Bermuda College Becomes EducationUSA Advising Center

REMARKS OF ACTING CONSUL GENERAL LINDA ROSALIK AT THE SIGNING OF THE MOUT TO MAKE BERMUDA COLLEGE AN EDUCATIONUSA ADVISING CENTER March 30, 2015 Thank you, Dr. Greene. Today is a momentous day, because it represents collaboration between the U.S. Consulate and Bermuda College on behalf of Bermuda’s children, on behalf of their futures. The Memorandum of Understanding that Dr.

Official EducationUSA Reference Center Launch at Bermuda College

The U.S. Consulate General, in partnership with Bermuda College, is proud to announce the opening of the first EducationUSA Reference Center in Bermuda on March 30, 2015, at the Counselling and Career Center at Bermuda College. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world.  Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international

EducationUSA Reference Center Launches

The U.S. Consulate General, in partnership with Bermuda College, has announced the opening of the first EducationUSA Reference Center in Bermuda today [Mar 30] at the Counselling and Career Center at Bermuda College. EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate,

Free Concert: Harvard Kroks & Radcliff Pitches

U.S. Consul General Bob Settje invites one and all to free lunchtime concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Church Street on Tuesday, March 17, from 12:15-1:15pm, featuring the Radcliffe Pitches and the Harvard Krokodiloes. The concert marks the ninth consecutive year that Harvard a cappella groups have used their unique talents to aid a Bermuda charity.

‘Prince Among Slaves’ to screen on Feb 16

The Bermuda National Library and the U.S. Consulate will host a special showing of Prince Among Slaves at the Adult Library on Queen Street on Tuesday, 17 February. Prince Among Slaves is a historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrated by Mos Def made for PBS by Unity Productions Foundation. The film, made in association with

National Library to air ‘Prince Among Slaves’

The Bermuda National Library and the US Consulate will host a special showing of Prince Among Slaves at the Adult Library on Queen Street tomorrow. Prince Among Slaves is a historical documentary directed, written and produced by Andrea Kalin and narrated by Mos Def, made for PBS by Unity Productions Foundation. The film, made in association with Spark Media and

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