Ambassador Donovan Inaugurates Fourth Annual EducationUSA Graduate Fair

Jakarta – U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan Jr. and Professor Dr. Paulina Pannen, an expert in higher education at the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education inaugurated the fourth annual EducationUSA graduate fair in Jakarta on September 16. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of education to the U.S.-Indonesia ...
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“Ambassadors’ Dig” Builds Homes in Sentul, West Java

On May 12, 2018, Ambassador Donovan joined ambassadors from eleven countries to build homes for disadvantaged families in Sentul, West Java. An annual program organized by organized by Habitat for Humanity, the “Ambassadors’ Dig” brings together chiefs of diplomatic missions in Indonesia to build homes for underserved communities. Speaking at the event, Ambassador Donovan said, ...
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Thanksgiving is a Time to Celebrate Tolerance and Diversity

SURABAYA – To celebrate Thanksgiving, Consul General Heather Variava and her team visited a variety of houses of worship, and religious communities in Surabaya.  These visits highlighted the tolerance and diversity of Eastern Indonesia, and also showed the similarities between the United States and Indonesia.  “Just as the United States is a country made up ...
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Consul General Heather Variava Opens EducationUSA Fair in Surabaya

On February 22, U.S. Consul General, Heather Variava opened the fair in Surabaya and welcomed 1,200 students and parents, highlighting eastern Indonesia as a region that has students with a growing interest in studying in the United States and expressed the hope that the fair would also allow U.S. universities to learn about the potential ...
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Consul General Heather Variava and Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy Judith Moon Celebrate Thanksgiving

On November 23, 2015 Consul General Heather Variava and Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy Judith Moon celebrated Thanksgiving with journalists in Surabaya. Each year, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends on Thursday, November 26th.  For the Thanksgiving Dinner CG Variava and PAO Moon held a cooking demonstration. CG Variava was glad that the journalists ...
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Consul General attends Access Graduation in Madura and Bima

U.S. Consul General Surabaya and PAS attended two Access graduations in Bangkalan, Madura on November 14 and Bima, Sumbawa on November 17.  A total of approximately 150 students in the two cities graduated from the two-year English Access Micro-Scholarship Program, a part of the Regional English Language Office (RELO).  CG Variava gave remarks and handed ...
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Ambassador Robert O. Blake, the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and U.S. Consul General Heather Variava visited Ambon

Ambassador Robert O. Blake, the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and U.S. Consul General Heather Variava visited Ambon, Maluku for the first time September 4 – 7, 2015. On September 6-7, 2015, Ambassador Blake, the Consul General and other dignitaries joined the leaders of Ambon and Maluku at celebrations to commemorate Ambon’s 440th anniversary. “I am ...
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U.S. Consulate Hosts 2015 Halal Bihalal Open House for Eastern Indonesian Guests

The U.S. Consulate General hosted a Halal Bihalal open house by Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate on July 23, 2015. The Halal Bihalal, hosted at Mr. Monserrate’s home, featured guests from Jawa Timur, including representatives from government, civil society, religious institutions, and academics. This was the last event and also farewell for the Consul General.
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U.S. Consulate General Celebrates 2015 Independence Day in Makassar

Ambassador Robert O. Blake, the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and U.S. Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate hosted U.S. Consulate General Surabaya’s Independence Day celebration in Makassar on May 28, 2015. Over 100 guests were invited, including the Mayor of Makassar and the Governor of South Sulawesi. Ambassador Blake delivered opening remarks and highlighted the important ...
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U.S. Education and Visas Presentation to Makassar Students During 4th of July Celebrations

EducationUSA and a representative from the Consular section held a presentation on studying in the United States, including scholarship opportunities for Makassar students on May 28, 2015. The Consular section also discussed the visa process, particularly for students. The U.S. Consulate teamed up with KeKeR, the youth section of Fajar’s newspaper to host the event. ...
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Microsoft Coding Training #WeSpeakCode at State Islamic University During 4th of July Celebrations

The Consulate teamed up with the Alauddin State Islamic University and Microsoft for an intense, four-hour “coding” workshop were they trained 60 high school and university students on May 27, 2015. The Makassar Mayor, U.S. Consul General, and University Rector were present at the event. “Microsoft, the State Islamic University, and the U.S. Consulate are ...
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Mars Coral Reef Protection Visit During 4th July Celebrations in Makassar

U.S. Consulate representatives and government representatives visited American company Mars’ coral reef restoration project on May 27, 2015 in Makassar.  Representatives dove and planted about 100 square meters of new coral “spiders” to continue building on Mars’ reef rehabilitation project.   “Indonesia is the steward of the world’s most important and largest marine biodiversity legacies,” ...
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American Film Screening at Rumata Arts Space During 4th July Celebrations in Makassar

The U.S. Consulate hosted a viewing of the American Film Showcase film Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek about the effects of development on the environment and the role of civil society in managing sustainable development. The film was shown at Rumata Arts Space, an art house founded by Indonesian leading film-maker Riri ...
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Environmental Journalism Workshop in Makassar During 4th July Celebrations

The U.S. Consulate hosted a two day training for over 40 South Sulawesi journalists on environmental journalism with American journalism expert Dale Willman at Fajar. Dale Willman is an award-winning writer, correspondent, editor and trainer for 40 years. He has worked as an international journalism trainer for 25 years and most recently has worked with ...
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EducationUSA Spring Fair 2015 Promotes Education Opportunities in the US

Close to 800 prospective Indonesian students and parents met with representatives of 23 American higher education institutions during the EducationUSA Spring Fair 2015 in Surabaya, East Java on Sunday February 8, 2015. Besides presentations ranging from writing personal statement to the student visa application process, the attendees also had a chance to meet with Mission ...
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Consulate General Surabaya Hosts U.S. Alumni Networking Reception

The U.S. Consulate in Surabaya hosted an alumni networking event for Indonesians who studied in the United States including USG-funded alumni on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at the U.S. Consulate, in partnership with the US Alumni Association of Surabaya. Around 350 alumni attended the event, bringing together leading business, intellectuals and community members. The networking ...
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US Consulate General in Surabaya and Ambassador to Indonesia Praise Wildlife Rescue Effort in North Sulawesi

Ambassador Robert O. Blake, Jr. praised the wildlife rehabilitation and conservation efforts of the Masarang Foundation and the Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Center, during a visit to North Sulawesi province on January 8-9, 2015. Accompanied by Consul General in Surabaya, Joaquin F. Monserrate, Ambassador Blake saw firsthand the many Indonesian species that have been saved from ...
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U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya Presents ‘The Consulate in Sketches’ Art Exhibit

The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya held an opening of an arts exhibit “The Consulate in Sketches” on Thursday, December 18, 2014, to showcase the artwork of the U.S. Consulate by two Indonesian sketchers, Sudarman Angir and L.K. Bing. Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate said that he invited them early this year after seeing their work. “I first saw ...
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US Consulate General in Surabaya and Ambassador to Indonesia Celebrates the Legacy of Abdurrahman Wahid

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Robert O. Blake, Jr., celebrated the legacy of the 4th President of Indonesia, KH. Abdurrahman Wahid or Gus Dur, during a visit to Jombang, E. Java on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Accompanied by the US Consul General in Surabaya, Joaquin F. Monserrate, Ambassador Blake visited Nadhlatul Ulama Junior High School in Mojoagung, that adopted the ‘Teachings of Gus Dur’ ...
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US Consulate Celebrates Thanksgiving in Banyuwangi

Ambassador Robert O. Blake joined the US Consulate Thanksgiving celebration in Banyuwangi, E. Java from Nov 19-22, 2014. The 4-day celebration was hosted with the support of the Banyuwangi Administration and the organization Rajawali Foundation Transformasi Institute. Ambassador Blake, Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate and Banyuwangi Regent Abdullah Azwar Anas celebrated Thanksgiving by giving back ...
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DCM Kristen F. Bauer Highlights International Day of the Girl in Surabaya and Malang

DCM Kristen F. Bauer celebrated International Day of the Girl with a two-day visit to Surabaya and Malang, E. Java on Oct 27-28, 2014. During her visit, she spoke to 500 female students at An Nur Islamic Boarding School, hosted a discussion with women entrepreneurs, and participated in a panel on gender-based violence with IVLP ...
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US Consul General Visits Palu and Gorontalo

Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate visited Palu and Gorontalo on Nov 3-5, 2014. During his visit, he met with Palu Mayor Rusdi Mastura, discussed important issues with PB Al-Khairaat, the biggest Muslim organization in the region,  starred in a live TV talk show with Gorontalo Mayor Marten Taha, and participated in Gorontalo Regency’s Government Mobile ...
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US Consulate Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta

Over one hundred guests, including members of Surabaya’s LGBT community, Papuan and East Timorese contacts, and religious minorities attended Consulate Surabaya first ever Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a Fiesta on October 16, 2014. Themed ‘Mi Casa Es Tu Casa’, PAO Carolina Escalera spoke on Latinos in the United States, gave a Spanish lesson, and ...
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US Government Attends TNI’s 69th Anniversary Event in Surabaya

DCM Kristen F. Bauer, CG Joaquin F. Monserrate and US Military Attaché attended the TNI’s 69th anniversary event held at Mako Armatim Dermaga Ujung, Surabaya, E. Java on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. At the event, the Indonesian Military (TNI) showed off its most sophisticated primary weaponry system, including F16 Fighting Falcons, Boeing 737 and Apache ...
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International Coastal Cleanup Day

To commemorate the International Coastal Cleanup Day, Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate joined Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini and over 6000 students to clean up the Surabaya iconic Kenjeran Beach on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The event was organized by Tunas Hijau NGO in Surabaya, E. Java. Both the CG and the Mayor helped to pick ...
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US Consulate General Halal Bihalal

The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya hosted a Halal Bihalal open house by Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate on August 21, 2014. The Halal Bihalal, hosted at Mr. Monserrate’s home, featured guests from East Java, including representatives from government, civil society, religious institutions, and academics. The event also included many new friends from the U.S. Independence ...
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SUROBOTIC ‘Exploring Underwater’ Week with Eric Stackpole

The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya featured U.S. Speaker Eric Stackpole for SUROBOTIC WEEK (Aug. 11-15, 2014), spotlighting the OpenROV, an Open Source underwater robot. Mr. Stackpole, the co-founder of OpenROV, spoke to more than 200 high school and university students in Surabaya and Malang. On August 13-14, 15 Indonesian students from a Robotic Club, ...
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The US Consulate General Independence Day Roadshow Culminates with the US Independence Day Celebration in Surabaya

The US Consulate General Independence Day Roadshow, a multi-city, seven day tour around East Java, came to a stop June 24, 2014 in Surabaya, when the Roadshow bus pulled into the Consulate General parking lot after logging nearly 900 Kilometers.  The Roadshow team, led by Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate, promoted shared values between the ...
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Film Forward 2014

Film Forward (FF) is an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations with filmmakers.  FF gives U.S. embassies the opportunity to bring award-winning documentaries to audiences around the world to offer views of contemporary American and ...
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Pacific Partnership Supports Health and Engineering Projects in West Timor

Pacific Partnership 2014 opened on May 26 with the participation of the East Nusa Tenggara government and the navies of four countries (Indonesia, U.S. Singapore, New Zealand). The event, now in its eighth year, is a humanitarian joint exercise focused on medical and construction assistance, and disaster management planning. The projects are designed to be ...
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English Camp for Access Students

From May 24-26, 2014, eight English Language Fellows (ELF) and staff from the University of Indonesia and the Center for Civic Education led a three-day English Immersion Camp for 130 Access students in Pasuruan, E. Java. Activities for the students included wilderness survival, American football, poetry writing in English, and American English pronunciation and American ...
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Sports Diplomacy Program Kicks Off in Madura

PAO Andrew M. Veveiros and Cultural Specialist Esti Durahsanti traveled to Pamekasan, Madura on May 20, 2014 for the opening tournament of the American Sports-based Peace Building and Conflict Mitigation and Life Skills Training of Trainer (ToT) Master Training activities for coaches and 100 participants. This program, overseen by the ASA Foundation, will run for ...
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Consulate General Hosts Picturing America and Economic Speaker Series

Consulate General Surabaya, working collaboratively with the Bank of Indonesia, hosted a Picturing America  Art Exhibit and Economic Speaker Series at the Old Bank of Indonesia (De Javasche Bank) building in downtown Surabaya from April 15-29, 2014.  Consul General Joaquin F. Monserrate and East Java Bank Regional President Dwi Pranoto cut the ribbon to open ...
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Hopeful Fulbright’s Attend Information Session

Consulate General Surabaya hosted an information session on Fulbright Scholarships at the Information Resource Center (IRC) on 3/10. The presentation, delivered by Miftahul Mardiyah of Aminef, was attended by nearly 100 guests. Ms. Mardiyah explained the process, including requirements to apply, and was well received. To link to the click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74OJ7q9_vqk and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn7ISREb5Ho .
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DCM Inaugurates New Early Detection TB Lab

DCM Kristen Bauer cut the ribbon on an USAID and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) 3 year public-private partnership to improve diagnostic technology crucial to saving lives and preventing the spread of TB at a Surabaya laboratory.  The GeneXpert diagnostic tool dramatically reduces diagnosis time for multi-drug resistant TB and will greatly benefit the citizens ...
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American Film Showcase in Malang

American documentary filmmaker Richard Pearce, and co-director of the American Film Showcase, Alan Baker, visited Malang, East Java for 2 days of intensive filmmaking workshops and film screenings February 2-4. Film students from Universitas Muhamadiyah Malang participated in the 2 day workshop with Mr. Pearce making short documentary films and Mr. Baker and PAO Veveiros ...
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Consulate Celebrates Chinese New Year

Consul General Joaquin Monserrate welcomed prominent members of the Surabaya Chinese-Indonesian community and other invited guests to the consulate for a Chinese New Year event entitled, The Role of Chinese Descendants in Building a Nation: the Indonesian and American Experience on January 28. Several Chinese Indonesians presented on their ancestors role in the development of ...
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American Film Showcase, Indonesia Tour 2014

Overview The American Film Showcase (AFS) is a U.S. Department of State cultural diplomacy initiative. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports the showcase through a competitive grant award to the renowned University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). AFS gives U.S. embassies the opportunity to bring award-winning American documentaries, feature films, ...
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