Frederike Asael Participates in the Program “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability”

This past spring, Frederike Asael, an entrepreneur and photographer from Switzerland, participated in the three-week IVLP program designed by the U.S. Department of State entitled “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability.” The program aims to promote small business development, innovation, and entrepreneurial acumen as paths to socio-economic wellbeing and political stability. After Frederike’s ...
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Benjamin Franklin Night at the Ambassador’s Residence

Last month we hosted a “Benjamin Franklin Night” at the Ambassador’s Residence! The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute (BFTF) is a 4-week program in the U.S. that aims to build links between Europeans and Americans. At the institute, participants discuss topics relating to transatlantic relations and diplomacy. There are a total of 10 U.S. ...
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Swiss Politician and Entrepreneur Andri Silberschmidt Participates in an IVLP Exchange Program to the United States

This past winter, Andri Silberschmidt, a politician and entrepreneur from Switzerland, participated in a three-week IVLP exchange program designed by the U.S. Department of State.   Back in Bern, around a table of interested U.S. Embassy staff, Andri shared his experience: The IVLP program makes it possible to break down prejudices, make new friends, better ...
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Call for Applications for the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Summer Institute for students from the age of 16 to 18. Applications are now being accepted for program participation. The four-week institute will address important issues such as youth engagement, democracy and civil society development, ...
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