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The U.S. Embassy in Athens is sponsoring a 10-day study-visit for staff and directors of Greek university career centers to the United States. With the aim of helping Greece increase job opportunities for its young people, particularly new graduates, the U.S. Embassy has arranged a series of visits to public and private universities, as well as meetings with members of the business community, with representatives of non-governmental organizations working on higher education issues, and with members of local government throughout the dynamic state of California.

Artists are no longer alone in their studios, but out in the world, looking to cultivate the artists in every person. In this presentation, Boston-based journalist Alexa Mills will present the work of a small collection of artists, both locally and nationally, who have abandoned their studios and taken to the streets and neighborhoods to collaborate with their fellow citizens.

American singer-songwriter, actress and anti-bullying advocate, Meredith O'Connor will visit schools in Athens during her visit in Greece from 31 March to 3 April 2015 where she will perform her songs and she will speak to students using art as a mean of showing them that they are not alone in the struggle against bullying.

Andonis Foniadakis is a choreographer who enjoys an international reputation and has worked with major dance troupes, as well as founding his own ensemble. In his new work, Wisteria Maiden, he draws inspiration from the Japanese theatre and creates a kinetic and visual world rich in imagination, in which the human body is seen as full of energy, power and sensuality.

Dancing me keeps me going because of the creativity that lies in the dance. I always have since day one treated the dance like how I felt when I was kid. I get bored fast so I was always looking for something new to work on with the dance or find new inspirations to elevate my popping and other styles.

The competition will take place on Saturday, March 28th in Athens and specifically in the DEREE GYM (The American College Of Greece, Gravias 6, Agia Paraskevi, Athens). Various dance crews from Greece and Cyprus will compete by showcasing two-minutes choreographies to the Hiphop jury.

This show gathers a group of artists with ties to both Greece and New York, and asks them to examine what influence New York had on their art.

The U.S. Mission to Greece is partnering with the Greek NGO Mataroa to sponsor a one-of-a-kind, innovative coding program for Greek girls aged 10-16. In an attempt to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors, this program aspires to educate, inspire, and equip high-school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

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