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For the first time in its 174-year history, the Smithsonian Institution — the world’s largest museum, education and research complex — has released 2.8 million high-resolution images from across its collections onto an open-access online platform for all to use and download free of charge. 

Legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, who passed away recently at the age of 103, actively supported the United States’ aid efforts for Greece in the midst of the catastrophic Civil War in the late 1940s.

If you are a student aged 16-18 and live in Patras, Agrinio, Pyrgos, Nafpaktos, Messologi or in the wider area of Aitoloakarnania, you can apply for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute scholarship (http://bftf.org)

U.S. Embassy joined forces with Women on Top and the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (Γενική Γραμματεία Οικογενειακής Πολιτικής και Ισότητας των Φύλων) to kick off this year’s WOMEN (Women’s Organizations Meet-up for Education and Networking), a skills development and networking program for non-profit organizations active in the field of gender equality and women's empowerment in Greece.

The U.S. Embassy in Athens is excited to announce the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program! This program offers a scholarship opportunity for selected Greek students to travel to the United States for one year and stay with a host family, while attending an American high school.  Our first nine FLEX scholars are currently studying at various schools in the United States after departing in August 2019.

For the 2020 – 2021 school year, ten (10) scholarships will be offered to Greek students

Marianna Economou’s inspiring film ”When Tomatoes Met Wagner” has been chosen to represent Greece at the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, 2020.
The documentary relates the story of a near-deserted Greek village in Thessaly rescued by organic tomatoes — and Wagner.

A wooden sculpture adorns the opposite bank of the Statue of Liberty in New York. This work belongs to the Greek artist Kostis Velonis and depicts an amphitheater symbolizing the form he had in Ancient Greece.

The large-scale sculpture “Life Without Tragedy” was developed with architect Christian Kotzamanis and initially created for the acclaimed Onassis Festival 2019 in New York, basically bringing two basic notions where Greece was legend to the rest of the world, Democracy and the theater. The work consists of three wooden sculptures, reminiscent of an Ancient Greek amphitheater, a place that was a social institution and a place of public political dialogue beyond art.

It’s a birthday party for everyone, young and old. It takes place at fairgrounds and parks, on beaches and streets, and in people’s backyards. It is the Fourth of July — Independence Day — the birthday of the United States of America.

July 4, 1776, was the culmination of a hard-fought battle for Americans’ right to self-governance and democratic rule. The U.S. supports people around the world today fighting for these same freedoms.

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