News from the Consulate
U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra James Costos toured the tall ship SSV Corwith Cramer from the S.E.A. Semester study abroad program, which offers American students of all majors the opportunity to spend a semester abroad studying various courses related to environmental studies and leadership development. Ambassador Costos met with the students and learned about the different research project they are working on during this semester.
During his latest visit to Barcelona, Ambassador James Costos visited the American School of Barcelona to inaugurate their new lower school building. The next morning, the Ambassador made his first visit to the Benjamin Franklin International School, where he spoke to over 300 students about his personal experiences and professional career. On October 3, Ambassador Costos visited the exhibit “Kerry James Marshall. Painting and other stuff” at the Fundació Tàpies accompanied by the American artist.
American artist Kerry James Marshall visits his exhibit at the Fundació Tàpies together with a group of students
30 students specialized in the arts from EASD Pau Gargallo in Badalona visited on October 3rd the exhibit “Kerry James Marshall. Painting and other stuff” at the Fundació Tàpies accompanied by an exceptional guide: the artist. Marshall spoke to them about the goal and the meaning of his art, as well as the close ties between artistic trends and the evolution of society. This activity is part of our program Connect-U.S., aimed at promoting American English among youth.
On July 21 Consul General Tanya C. Anderson, hosted an Iftar dinner at her residence with regional authorities, leaders of local Muslim communities, and civic organizations. The Consul General highlighted the shared Islamic and U.S. values of community and compassion and underscored the importance of religious freedom. She also reiterated the commitment of the Consulate General to continue working with local Muslim communities.
The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans' Day U.S. holiday.
The Consulate General in Barcelona does NOT issue visas. Visa processing takes place at the Embassy in Madrid. If you wish further information concerning visas, please visit Embassy Madrid's website.
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