Embassy of the United States of America in Slovenia
|Veleposlaništvo Združenih držav Amerike|
|Prešernova cesta 31, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 200 5500|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 200 5555|
|Lynda C. Blanchard, Ambassador|
|Jean B. Leedy, Counselor for Public Affairs|
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In 1970 the United States Information Service (USIS) opened a library, press and cultural center in Ljubljana, named American Center, one of four USIS posts in the former Yugoslavia. Its cultural programmes and a rich library open for wide public played an important role until 1999 when the centre was closed.
The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana conducts, on a bi-annual basis, a competition for cultural grants funding for American or Slovene non-governmental nonprofit organisations or individuals whose projects support cultural exchanges and promote cultural ties between the United States and Slovenia.
In 2011 the third Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the United States and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia concerning the Fulbright Exchange Program was signed. Since 2012 the Fulbright Program in Slovenia has been jointly administered and implemented by the US Embassy and the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund. The Fulbright Program selects up to 8 grantees from Slovenia for their pre- or postdoctoral research in the US, and grants up to 8 scholars from the United States to come to study in Slovenia.
- Embassy of the United States of America in Slovenia website
- Useful information on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
- Information on Cultural grants