English Language Fellow Rose Graves leads English activities for Access students in Rompin, Pahang

English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted events over two days at SMA Rompin high school in Pahang, Malaysia from August 29 through 30. She conducted an interactive lesson for the school’s 40 Access students using materials from the State Department’s American English website focusing on American slang expressions and identifying cultural values through idioms. The Fellow also gave an interactive, all-school presentation ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Sponsorship of Exchange Program to Silicon Valley for National Science Challenge 2018

On August 17th, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur announced its partnership with the Academy of Sciences Malaysia to provide an opportunity for one of the finalist teams of the 2018 National Science Challenge to travel to Silicon Valley. For the first time in the history of the competition, one lucky student team will be sent to California to ...
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First of its Kind INNOVATION ASEAN Attracts 18,000 Viewers in South East Asia

On August 14, more than 6000 people across South East Asia went on Facebook Live to watch Innovation ASEAN: a Silicon Valley Recipe for Success, a live-streamed event organized by U.S.-ASEAN Connect and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and the U.S. Embassy in Manila,connected through Google Video Chat. Innovation ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits ETA School Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah

On August 9, Ambassador Lakhdhir visited Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Ms. Maria Andrews assigned to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tanah Merah in Pendang, Kedah. Ambassador Lakhdhir arrived at the school greeted by the principal Puan Rukiah Hj. Marhassan, Maria Andrews and the entire school community. The visit started with the Ambassador launching a bottle rocket. ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor

On August 9, Ambassador Kamala Lakhdhir visited Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bongor in Baling, Kedah. She was greeted by principal Puan Zur’aiza Abdul Hamid and the entire school community. Students and teachers gathered to welcome Ambassador Lakhdhir in a glorious celebration with traditional kompang, silat and gasing performances marking the historical visit to the school. Puan Zur’aiza is an alumna ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson supports the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair

On August 4, Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson attended the 2018 Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Sales Fair, which took place at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya. Ten secondary schools across Malaysia participated in the sales fair to display and sell their innovative products after undergoing months of training and mentorship from Junior Achievement (JA) Malaysia and corporate ...
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Scenes from Malaysia’s “Lost Skatepark”

In late June, pro skateboarders Jimmy Cao and Cheryl Jumao-as travelled to Malaysia as part of the State Department’s Sports Diplomacy program. The week-long engagement directly reached more than 500 youth skaters throughout Malaysia, both on the peninsula and the island of Borneo.  While here, they programmed with the country’s Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Royal Malaysian ...
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U.S. Service Academy Class of 2022

Putra Nadeem Damanhuri Bin Ahmad Damanhuri is from Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. He has travelled throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa and has been active in a variety of extracurricular activities, including debate, sailing, young scientist and volunteered in the “young teacher in math” program. Nadeem is a class topper and has excelled in the ...
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EducationUSA Malaysia organizes “Best 4 Me: 4 Ways to Study in the U.S.” Workshop

On May 8, EducationUSA Malaysia organized a public workshop entitled “Best 4 Me: 4 Ways to Study in the U.S.” The event was held at the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) and featured U.S. university alumni as panel speakers. Alumni Bryan Guan, Wong Yi Jet, and John Lin shared about their experiences entering a ...
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Four Melaka ETAs and their students tour the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)

On April 18, 2018, more than 100 students joined their English Teaching Assistants and school teachers aboard the USNS Mercy when the ship arrived at Port Klang in conjunction with Pacific Partnership 2018. USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) is a hospital ship operated by Military Sealift Command, and her crew provides emergency, on-site care for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or other operations. ...
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Ambassador Lakhdhir speaks at the 1st ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference 2018

The 1st ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference 2018 (ASEAN-ELT 2018) was held at the Equatorial Hotel in Melaka from March 15-17, 2018. One of the objectives of the ASEAN-ELT conference was to encourage greater regional co-operation among English language teachers and researchers. Organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the conference attracted more than 800 English language ...
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Malaysia’s 2018 South East Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP)

The Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) is a three-week U.S.-based exchange program for high school students (ages 15-17) and adult mentors from ASEAN member countries, funded by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. SEAYLP fosters mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their international peers.  During the ...
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EducationUSA SEA Fair 2018 in Penang and Kuala Lumpur

On February 28 and March 4, EducationUSA Malaysia organized two university fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur respectively. Both fairs were part of the larger EducationUSA Southeast Asia Fair Series which is scheduled to run till mid-March across the ASEAN region. In Penang, 28 universities participated in the fair. The Public Affairs Officer from the U.S. ...
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Cultural Affairs Officer congratulates E-Teacher alumni at the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur

On February 27, the Public Affairs Section hosted an E–Teacher Certificate Ceremony for four alumni who recently completed their 8-week English language teaching online courses offered by several U.S. universities. Cultural Affairs Officer Michael Quinlan welcomed the participants and discussed a range of public diplomacy programs, encouraging them to work together on projects such as English camps or teacher training for their students and ...
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English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Claire Siskin conducts a series of workshops for teachers

English Language Specialist (ELSpec) Ms. Claire Siskin travelled to Terengganu, Perak and Sarawak from January 29 through February 7 to conduct a series of workshops entitled “Technology in the English Language Classroom” for English language educators. Ms. Siskin, who is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) from Pennsylvania, covered various aspects of English ...
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100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) begin their 10-month teaching assignment in Malaysia

Ambassador Lakhdhir welcomed the 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) assigned to the states of Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak and a newly added state of Melaka during a  welcome ceremony at her residence on January 11, 2018.  Besides assisting in English classrooms at local schools, the ETAs will conduct various English ...
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English Language Fellow and Teacher Trainees learn new teaching methodologies at the English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted the second phase of its two-part English Access Microscholarship Teacher Training Workshop in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from December 4-7, 2017. The training was attended by 18 English teachers across Malaysia, as well as Regional English Language Officer Alice Murray. The 4-day, intensive workshop was organized by the Access ...
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Mohamed Geraldez in Malaysia

Mohamed Geraldez, a successful American Muslim entrepreneur, public speaker and investor, was in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 30 speaking to students at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences of the International Islamic University Malaysia. He spoke about entrepreneurship, digital branding and the “halal economy,” and was also interviewed by Utusan Malaysia. Mr. Geraldez was in Kuching, Sarawak in Malaysia speaking at the World Islamic ...
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Thank you and “Selamat Jalan” ETAs!

On October 31, Ambassador Lakhdhir hosted a farewell reception at her residence for 98 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who have completed a 10-month assignment in various schools across Malaysia. In her remarks, Ambassador Lakhdhir commended the ETAs for their significant contributions toward greater relations between the U.S. and Malaysia and the lifelong impact the ...
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American visual artist displays combines graffiti and calligraphy to reach out to Malaysians

The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted American graffiti artist Gabril Garay for a week-long education and arts program in Kuala Lumpur and Johor.  During his stay, he reached out to multiple Malaysian school students and conducted programs on self-expression through the combination of graffiti art and calligraphy. The Embassy also sponsored his participation in public art-making performances which culminated in a mural highlighting 60 years of U.S. – Malaysia relations. ...
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Public Affairs section launches the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program in Pahang

The Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan together with Ustaz Abu Bakar bin Mat Saad, Senior Director of Education of Pahang Islamic Department (JAIP), launched the second cohort of the Embassy’s English Access Microscholarship program at Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin in Pahang on October 13, 2017. About 80 people attended the launch, including the Access ...
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EducationUSA does Outreach with ETA schools in Kedah

On October 11, EducationUSA Malaysia collaborated with the Kedah English Teaching Assistants (ETA) to conduct an outreach event on studying in the U.S. The event was held at the Kedah State Education Department and the audience consisted of students from all 10 ETA schools. EducationUSA advisers Kavita Chandran and Lindsay Galeste shared about the strengths ...
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Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi visits Sabah and Sarawak

Dr. Mohamed Elsanousi, Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers captivated youth audiences when he visited the states of Sabah and Sarawak and shared the importance of interfaith dialogues in keeping radical views at bay. Dr. Elsanousi also met with the Mufti of Sabah and discussed the need for open communication with youth in understanding them and not losing ...
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CLICK! 6.0 camp empower students to giving back to their community

CLICK! 6.0 is a nationwide, months-long program that teaches secondary school students about social entrepreneurial and other soft skills. Participants hone their leadership and interpersonal skills with English as a medium of communication. Throughout the series of camps, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) assigned to each school, together with teacher advisors, helped students develop project ideas ...
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Embassy Kuala Lumpur hosts Access Teacher Training Workshop in Langkawi, Kedah

In collaboration with PAS Kuala Lumpur, Sekolah Menengah Agama Rompin (SMAR) hosted the first ever Access Teacher Training workshop in Malaysia from August 27-30 in Langkawi, Kedah. This training workshop was aimed at equipping the new and potential Access teachers with current teaching methodologies for Access classes and at the same time connecting them with teachers ...
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Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir speaks at Taylor’s Commencement Ceremony

On July 29 2017, Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir gave the commencement speech at Taylor’s University’s American Degree Program commencement ceremony. The Ambassador addressed the 191 graduates, who had recently completed two years of study at Taylor’s and who plan to continue their studies at institutions overseas, including at universities in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She told ...
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SEAYLP educator conducts an English camp for students in Terengganu

SEAYLP alumnus Lutfi Amri from Universiti Sains Malaysia conducted an English camp for more than 60 secondary school students from SMK Permaisuri Nur Zahirah, SMK Tengku Mahmud and SMK Tengku Mahmud 2 at Demong Beach Resort in Besut, Terengganu. Sponsored by U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, the 3-day camp called House of Pumpkin Alpha was mentored ...
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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Engages with Malaysians

Rekha Pai Kamath, who sits on the board of Fast Forward, an Accelerator for Tech Non-profits based in San Francisco, and an angel investor at Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, engaged and awed young Malaysian entrepreneurs. Rekha is a professional mentor and Impact Advisor and has been on the selection committee for the past five years ...
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Fulbright Senior Scholar Supports Orangutan Conservation

Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Wendy Erb visited an orangutan rehabilitation center in Sabah, East Malaysia on June 21 – 23 to meet wildlife experts and support research efforts and develop educational programs. Dr. Erb is currently conducting research in Indonesia to promote the conservation of wild orangutan populations.
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Portland NGO Supports Park Management in East Malaysia

The executive director of Portland’s Forest Park Conservancy , Renee Myers , visited Miri, Sarawak on June 12-21 to work with a local nature reserve and national park on building community involvement and public awareness. She also visited a public school in Sandakan, Sabah to develop a recycling and education program.
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Ambassador Lakhdhir Visits Sarawak

Ambassador Lakhdhir made her first official trip to Sarawak on April 20-23, 2017. She visited the secondary school SMK Semerah Padi to meet with students, teachers, and American Fulbright English Assistant Jay Sullivan. She traveled to the Semenggoh Wildlife Center and the Sarawak Biodiversity Center to discuss environmental conservation. She met with library staff of ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Celebrates 10 Years of Programs

On February 26, approximately 300 attendees, including Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) participants, USG-exchange alumni, local government officials, educators, and students gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Corner Kedah. The event was co-officiated by the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) Michael Quinlan ...
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EducationUSA University Fair 2017

EducationUSA Malaysia hosted two US education fairs in Penang and Kuala Lumpur on February 18 and 19. These were by far the largest US education fairs hosted by EducationUSA Malaysia, with 53 US universities in attendance in Kuala Lumpur and 32 universities represented at the Penang fair. Over 1,200 fair participants in Penang and Kuala ...
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The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program in Malaysia

Selamat datang! A group of 98 American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants has arrived in Malaysia! They have completed their orientation in Kuala Lumpur and will be in Malaysia for 10 months teaching in public high schools (SMK) in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Kelantan, and Perlis. Check out these photos of their adventures so far ...
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Welcome Home Fulbright Scholars!

Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan presented certificates of achievement to thirteen Malaysian Fulbright scholars at a celebration on December 15.  The event, hosted by the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), included sharing sessions on the returnees’ experiences in the United States and their respective academic disciplines, including history, media, music, economics, and education. The Fulbright scholars ...
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2017 YES Cohort Ready to Conquer the World

The U.S. Embassy welcomed forty-five Malaysian high school students, selected to participate in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Studies (YES) program for 2017, for a briefing on educational programs and a lunch hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan. The half-day event included the participants’ visa interviews and introductions to the State Department’s alumni network, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative ( YSEALI ...
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YSEALI YOUnified Across Malaysia

On December 3, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) celebrated its 3rd anniversary by organizing a series of simultaneous community projects throughout Southeast Asia.  The event – YOUnified 2016 – included 13 projects to promote environmental sustainability, civic participation, economic empowerment, and accessibility to education in 11 states and 2 federal territories across Malaysia.  As a part of YOUnified Malaysia , ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan Speaks at Taylor’s University Commencement

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Edgard Kagan spoke at the commencement ceremony for Taylor’s University’s American Degree Transfer Program on December 3, 2016.  The graduating students completed two years of study at Taylor’s and will spend the next two years at a U.S. university.  During his remarks, Kagan encouraged the students to “have a positive impact ...
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Malaysian Student Enrollment in U.S. Increased By 8.3% to 7,834

Press Release The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,834 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2015/16 academic year, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year.  Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students in the United States. Since the 2007/8 ...
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Borneo Eco Film Festival Celebrates Borneo’s Bio-cultural Diversity

The festival, held October 8-9 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, is a non-profit program to share knowledge on ecological and cultural issues through workshops, talks and environmental film screenings free to the public. An integral part of the festival is the Suara Community Filmmaking Program that brought together over 40 participants from local communities around Sabah ...
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Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur Hosts Harvard Kennedy School Professor

On August 11, retired Harvard Kennedy School Professor Kenneth Winston addressed about 160 university students, academicians, business professionals, government officers, and members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) on the topic, “Educating Emerging Leaders:  Ethics in Public and Professional Life” at a talk hosted jointly by Lincoln Corner KL , the Center for Asian Leadership, and the U.S. Embassy.  Professor Winston enabled participants to ...
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U.S. Embassy K.L. Connects with Students from Pahang ETA Schools

Members from the Public Affairs team along with other staff members from the US Embassy, conducted a site visit to SMK Mentakab and SMK Sri Semantan on 28 July 2016. Both schools are hosting English Teaching Assistants (ETA) and are located in Pahang. The ETAs organized the students, teachers and representatives from the Temerloh District ...
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The First Cadre of MOOC Camp Graduates Visit the Embassy

On July 28, the Embassy welcomed graduates of a Public Speaking MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) camp to recognize their successful completion of the course.  Six graduates of the first MOOC Camp held at the Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur received certificates and shared their opinions about the MOOC.  The MOOC, provided by the University of ...
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Lincoln Corner Johor Promotes Education and eLibraryUSA

On July 27, sixty-three high school and university students from Johor Bahru participated in a seminar entitled “U.S. University and Education System” held at Lincoln Corner Johor.   This interactive and fun-filled seminar, led by an EducationUSA adviser from the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), featured several aspects of higher education which students could pursue in the United States.  A ...
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Methodist College Kuala Lumpur Votes

On June 28, staff from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section gave a presentation entitled “2016 Race to the White House” to fifty students, faculty, and staff at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur.  Many of the participants are enrolled in Methodist’s American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) which allows students to complete half of their degree requirements at ...
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Fulbright Award Ceremony

Sixteen Malaysians were formally awarded their Fulbright grants at a ceremony hosted by the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) on June 21, 2016. The prestigious Fulbright education grant provides scholarships for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. ...
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English Language Fellows Organize Conference on English Language Teaching 2016

On June 18, English Language Fellows Christa Bixby and Emily Jones conducted a conference on English Language Teaching 2016 at UNITAR International University (UNITAR) in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. The one-day conference entitled “Thriving Classrooms: Inspirational Practices to Create Dynamic English Language Learning Environments” were attended by more than 150 English language professionals across Malaysia. The ...
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Education USA @ MATTA fair KK from May 6th to May 8th 2016

Last May 6-8, 2016, Education USA attended the Kota Kinabalu MATTA fair held in Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Education USA, hosted by the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is a one stop advising center supported by the U.S. Department of State. This organization provides unbiased, accurate, comprehensive and current information about how to apply to accredited ...
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PAO Frank Whitaker Opens Education USA Zone at Lincoln Corner Kuala Lumpur

In his remarks on April 6th at the opening of the Education USA zone, Public Affairs Officer Frank Whitaker pointed out that Malaysians interested in pursuing higher education in the United States can get guidance and timely and accurate information about universities, colleges, admission requirements, and financial aid, etc., not only from MACEE (Malaysian American ...
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U.S. Embassy Program Teaches Life Skills Through American Sports

January 28 – U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Edgard Kagan launched the ASA Foundation’s “Life Skills through American Sports” Train the Trainer (ToT) program at the Dignity for Children Foundation yesterday afternoon. More than 50 people attended the launching ceremony including coaches and students from Dignity. Funded by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, ASA Foundation ...
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U.S. Embassy Bids Farewell to 2016 YES Students

Forty five Malaysian students depart next week to spend a semester in high schools across the United States. They will experience student life, learn about American society, and of course make new friends. U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Frank Whitaker hosted all 45 students at his home today for a barbeque lunch, and Deputy Chief ...
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Malaysian Student Enrollment in U.S. Increased by 6% to 7,231

International student enrollment in U.S. up ten percent to nearly one million The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange finds that 7,231 Malaysian students attended college or university in the United States during the 2014/15 academic year, a 6 percent increase over the previous year. Malaysia is the 22nd leading country of origin among international students ...
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U.S. and Malaysia Host the 2nd National Seminar on Environmental Justice

Earlier today, U.S. Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun and The Right Honorable Chief Justice of Malaysia , Tun Arifin Zakaria, presided over the opening ceremonies for the Second National Seminar on Environmental Justice at the Royal Belum Rainforest Resort, Gerik, Perak. This was followed by a Tree Planting Ceremony where the U.S Ambassador and the Chief Justice of Malaysia each ...
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Johor Youth “Roar” With Excitement at Lincoln Corner Johor’s English Program

On September 21, about 40 secondary school students “roared” with excitement while listening to American singer Katy Perry’s song entitled, “Roar” during an interactive English seminar led by English Language Fellow (ELF) Emily Jones at Lincoln Corner Johor. The seminar entitled “Storytelling in English: Sharing Stories with the World” included writing, speaking and drama exercises. ...
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Embassy Officers Address U.S.- Destined Students at Education Seminar

U.S. Embassy Consular Officers Audrey Slover and Jaclyn Luo joined  Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) Education Advisers Manyoke and Kendall Quinsenberry to deliver a seminar entitled, “See You in the USA” held at Universiti Technology Mara (UiTM, in Shah Alam). The 360 Malaysian undergraduates who attended the seminar are destined for higher studies in the United States. The American ...
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Welcome Onboard Lincoln Corner Perak!

On September 9, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan and Chairman of the Perak State Committee on Tourism, Art, Culture, Communication, and Multimedia YB Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohamed Radzi co-officiated the launch ceremony of the Lincoln Corner Perak at 1Malaysia Community Library, UTC Perak. More than seventy people, including school students and ...
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2015 YES Abroad Exchange Students Ready to Roll!

Selamat Datang! Five American high school students begin their 10-month Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program this week. During the program, the students will stay with Malaysian host families and attend Form Four education at secondary schools across the states of Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Local program partner AFS Antarabudaya Malaysia organized a 4-day arrival orientation for the students in Kuala ...
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ETAS Run Youth Camp During Lincoln Corner Kedah’s Friendship Olympics

Fourteen Kedah and Perlis ETAs ( English Teaching Assistants) hosted a sports-themed English camp titled, Friendship Olympics in collaboration with the Kedah Public Library on June 17. ETA Amy Mon from SMK Alor Merah organized this English event for 64 energetic Kedah students from 7 secondary schools. Students broke through their initial shyness with a ...
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Lincoln Corner Kedah Showcases ETAs’ Creative English Teaching Methods

At a workshop entitled “How to Teach English Creatively,” U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) Kathryn Kasten and Amy Mon shared their expertise with 14 local English teachers from Alor Setar’s secondary schools in the state of Kedah, in the north of peninsular Malaysia.  Presenting theories and incorporating video clips, comic strips, mind mapping techniques, ...
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The Launch of the New Fulbright-MCMC Grant

Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Edgard Kagan attended the official ceremony launching the new Fulbright-MCMC Grant at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).  DCM Kagan witnessed the exchange of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Chairman of MCMC, Datuk Seri Dr. Halim Shafie, and Dr. Jim Coffman, the Executive Director of the Malaysian-American ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan Addresses Annual Education USA University Fair

Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan addressed more than 1,100 students and parents at the annual EducationUSA university fair at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Kagan highlighted the affordability and flexibility of the U.S. university system. Following his remarks, he toured the exhibit hall where nearly 40 U.S. university representatives answered ...
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YTL Donates Computers to U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

YTL Communications donated 100 Chromebook laptop computers with 4G and internet packages to the 100 American Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who will teach in various schools throughout Malaysia in 2015. The 100 Fulbright ETAs from the United States have just arrived in Malaysia to serve in various schools in Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Sarawak, ...
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Public Affairs Office Bids Farewell to 2015 YES Students

Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Whitaker hosted a farewell reception for forty-five Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange Study (YES) students along with the local program administrator Antarabudaya (AFS) Malaysia and YES alumni. These recent secondary school graduates from across Malaysia gathered for the last time in Kuala Lumpur to attend a 3-day pre-departure orientation before departing ...
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More than 350 students are SET to Study in the USA!

On January 13, more than 350 students participated in a day-long workshop See YOU in the USA organized by the U.S. Embassy,  Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE), and  INTEC Education College in Shah Alam.  MACEE Adviser Ms. Manyoke Moke guided students about writing personal statements and discussed strategies for being a successful international student.  Fulbright Awardee Claire Cravero provided insights about life ...
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2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) welcomes the 100 Americans from 35 states and the District of Columbia who arrived in Malaysia to serve as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in national secondary schools for the 2015 school year. They will be posted to mostly rural and remote towns in Kelantan, Kedah, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah, and Sarawak. This will ...
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U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and EMS Language Centre Launch the English Access Microscholarship Program in Kuala Lumpur

The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and EMS Language Centre launched the English Access Microscholarship Program at Wisma MCA in Kuala Lumpur on September 18, 2014, providing an opportunity for thirty-seven Form 3 students from SMK Taman Kosas Ampang to receive intensive English language training after school.   More than 100 guests including teachers and ...
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Lincoln Corner Penang Organizes “Fun English Conversational Hours” for Students in Seberang Jaya

On August 19, the Lincoln Corner Penang organized “Fun English Conversational Hours” on August 19 for 65 students and teachers from schools in Seberang Jaya.   Embassy Press Officer Drake Weisert introduced the students to the rich diversity of American culture through lively multimedia presentations, speaking and listening exercises, selected idioms and music.  Students also presented ...
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Farewell Dr. George Iber!

During the last few weeks of his 10-month assignment with the English Language Teaching Center (ELTC) at the Ministry of Education, Senior English Language Fellow Dr. George Iber continued delivering talks and conducting workshops with Malaysian audiences.  Dr. Iber was a panelist at the second annual Cooler Lumpur Festival, which was funded by a PA ...
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Lincoln Corner Melaka Promotes E-Library USA

On May 15, twenty teachers and librarians from schools and the Melaka State Public Library attended a special workshop on “Information Literacy: Harnessing the Power of E-Library USA” organized at the Lincoln Corner.  Lincoln Resource Center Reference Librarian Nurha Matrang introduced participants to the free database and taught them how to search for articles on ...
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Ambassador Yun Visits ETA School in Kuching

On February 5, 2014, Ambassador Joseph Yun and his wife Dr. Melanie Billings-Yun visited Bandar Samariang Secondary School Kuching that currently hosts ETA Alexandra Mills.   AMB Yun and his wife received warm welcomes from the Kuching State Education officials including the Director of the Kuching State Education, Principal of SMK Bandar Samariang, various school functionaries, ...
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Malaysia Welcomes the New Cohort of 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants

On January 13, Ambassador Joseph Yun hosted a welcome reception for the new cohort of 100 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA) at his residence.  The reception was attended by key officials from the Ministry of Education Malaysia including Secretary General Datuk Dr. Madinah binti Mohamad and Director General Khair Mohamad Yusof; MACEE Executive Director James ...
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