Embassy officers briefing the students.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the students who take part in this six-week program will look at global environmental challenges and the need for active leadership to deal with them. The program will provide a deeper understanding of the environmental movement in the U.S. and how advocates for environmental conservation and action undertake advocacy, market, policy, cultural and scientific approaches to environmental issues. During final week of their program, the students will travel to San Francisco and Washington, D.C for a field study.Group with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Affairs Officer outside the Embassy Club House. On April 2, 2009, Public Affairs and the Economic Section organized a pre-departure briefing and visa interview for the 7 Malaysian undergraduate students at the U.S. Embassy. The students met with Public Affairs staff to discuss the purpose and content of their upcoming program, and what to expect when traveling in Hawaii and the Continental United States. They met other Embassy staff as well, including the Economic Counselor and the Environment Science Technology and Health officer. Several local journalists were invited to attend and interview the students.
Group with Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Cultural Affairs Officer outside the Embassy Club House.
Source: U.S Department of State (2009), Seven Malaysian Undergraduates to Examine U.S., Global Environmental Challenges http://malaysia.usembassy.gov/program_eastwest_environment-032409.html [viewed on16/4/2009].