National Religious Freedom Day 2018

Since 1993, the President of the United States has proclaimed January 16 as National Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia General Assembly‘s adoption of Thomas Jefferson‘s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. The idea of Freedom of Religion is enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which ...
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My time in Denmark has come to an end

Simbi, who has blogged on our site this winter and spring is almost done with her semester in Denmark. During her stay here she’s given an American perspective on many things Danish. This time she discusses her thoughts about leaving, seeing now familiar things with fresh eyes, and being conscious of your surroundings. The views ...
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Favorite Spots – Through the eyes of a U.S. student

Simbi, who has blogged on our site this winter and spring is almost done with her semester in Denmark. During her stay here she’s given an American perspective on many things Danish. This time she discusses some of her personal favorite spots in Denmark. It’s an interesting mix of classic Danish, global influences, and a healthy ...
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Megan, My Exchange Doppelgänger

Frederikke is back with her third blog post. This time she shares a Maui story. As you know.. I am at Dartmouth as a part of an exchange between here and University of Copenhagen, which means that my being here, means there’s a Dartmouth student there. One could say that in this respect we are ...
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How can I be in a foreign country but still feel like I’m home?

Here is Simbi’s second blog post. During her studies in Denmark she will write about her experience as an exchange student. In this blog post, she is looking at differences and similarities between Denmark and the United States.   I see life as a journey made of decisions and experiences that in some way help to ...
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President Trump and Prime Minister Rasmussen Meet in The White House

On March 30, 2017, the President welcomed Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark to the White House for bilateral consultations. Denmark is one of the closest allies of the United States, and the Prime Minister’s visit was a testament to the deep and enduring ties between the two countries. The meeting was an opportunity ...
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The Dartmouth Adventure Part 2

First term at Dartmouth University has passed, and Frederikke is now sharing her experience as an exchange student in the U.S. Read her story and learn more about the challenges that occur when studying in a foreign language, the vast cultural differences that exist in our educational systems, as well as ways Danes and Americans ...
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Elephant, Donkeys or Third Party Animal? – Election Debate at the Youth Folkemøde

The U.S. Ambassador, Rufus Gifford, participated in a debate concerning the election and the American Presidential System   Hundreds of students gathered around one of the main stages as the debate on the American Election was about to begin. First up on the agenda was a small introduction to the election and the American political system ...
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Danish students help with counter-radicalization

The U.S. Embassy organized a workshop on counter-radicalization for approximately 90 young Danish pupils in the age of 15-20 at the Youth Folkemøde. The intention of the workshop was to open a dialogue on violent extremism and radicalization with the participants and discuss what initiatives can be taken to prevent these unfortunately very relevant and ...
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Gender Equality: It should be the norm – but it isn’t

Gender Equality Panel Discussion at the Youth Folkemøde The embassy had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion about gender equality. The U.S government is a strong supporter of empowering women’s rights in the political, economic and social realms of their countries. The panel was moderated by Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Lochman and the panelists included Ambassador Rufus Gifford , Natasha Joo f (the ...
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Celebrating Democracy at First Ever Youth Folkemøde

In September, the U.S. Embassy in Denmark took part in a celebration of democracy along with thousands of Danish Students. The sun was shining bright over Søndermarken, Copenhagen. It was the early hours of the first ever Youth Folkemøde , also called UFM16, in Denmark. Thursday the 8th of September marked the first day of this very ...
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Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland

Secretary John Kerry visited Denmark & Greenland U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Denmark and Greenland on June 16 and 17. During the very busy two-day schedule Secretary Kerry met with HM the Queen, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen, GAME, Greenland Prime Minister Kim Kielsen, and many many more. The visit focused on some ...
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ESTA Enhancements

23 February 2016 CBP Press Release CBP announces additional enhancements to the electronic system for travel authorization WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced additional enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), as part of the continued implementation of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (the Act). ...
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