U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurates EducationUSA office at Belo Horizonte BNC

Ambassador Michael McKinley inaugurated the EducationUSA office at ICBEU (Brazil-United States Cultural Institute) in Belo Horizonte on March 7, 2018. Open to the public, the office provides free advising services to anyone seeking to study in the United States for undergraduate studies, graduate studies, or English-language coursework. This is the third EducationUSA office in the ... Read More»

American Presence Post co-sponsors “American Day” at Mineirão stadium

American Presence Officer in Belo Horizonte Rita Rico welcomed the public to the American Day cultural and sports event held outside Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão stadium. The event was covered by local TV Globo Minas . American Day was co-sponsored by the American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte. The event took place in advance of the inaugural Brazil vs. Argentina American football ... Read More»

Space engineer and virtual reality entrepreneur visits Belo Horizonte at U.S. Mission’s invitation

Space engineer and entrepreneur Mary Spio was invited by the Department of State to participate in Belo Horizonte events in November 2017 with Brazilian students and entrepreneurs.  Spio delivered the keynote speech at the state government-sponsored FINIT Innovation and Technology Fair and presented virtual reality as the next great technology wave.  In the photo, American ... Read More»

U.S. diplomat visits “San Pedro Valley” company

American Presence Officer Rita Rico visited Samba Tech, Latin America’s leading video hosting company and part of the local startup community known as “San Pedro Valley.” Rico met with the company’s marketing director, Pedro Filizola, and learned about Samba Tech’s plans to expand its business to the United States. Read More»

U.S. Celebrates Independence Day in Belo Horizonte and promotes Kentucky Derby

The Country Public Affairs Officer and American Presence Officer hosted more than 80 Minas Gerais guests from government and educational, cultural and commercial sectors at a Kentucky Derby-themed Independence Day party. The event promoted Kentucky Bourbon imports by offering guests the traditional ‘mint julep’ cocktail. The celebration was covered by local TV show ‘Programa Gui Moreira’ , which airs on the local SBT ... Read More»

American Presence Post brings “Jazz & Democracy” program to Minas Gerais

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte programmed the ‘Jazz & Democracy’ workshop for the first time in Brazil in three Minas Gerais cities: Juiz de Fora, Betim and Belo Horizonte. The innovative music-integrated curriculum created by Dr. Wesley Watkins teaches students about democratic values using jazz basics as a metaphor. Students learned about civic ... Read More»

Exclusive “Hidden Figures” screening for English students in Belo Horizonte

The American Presence Post in Belo Horizonte invited English-language students sponsored by the U.S. Mission to an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hidden Figures on May 10, 2017. The screening, along with other international showings, was noted by a NBC news report in the United States. Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women mathematicians who worked ... Read More»

ACCESS students from Juiz de Fora travel to Belo Horizonte to cheer for the U.S Women’s Soccer Team during the Olympic Games

Recipients of a micro scholarship for this English-language program at ACBEU Juiz de Fora watched Team USA 1 to 0 victory at Mineirão stadium Seventeen students from the city of Juiz de Fora were at Mineirão stadium last Saturday (August 6) cheering for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team in the match against France during the ... Read More»
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