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    President Obama’s Farewell Address to You

    President Obama: "America is not the project of any one person. Because the single most powerful word in our democracy is the word ‘We.’ ‘We The People.’ ‘We Shall Overcome.’ ‘Yes, We Can.’”

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    America's Role in the World

    Secretary Kerry: "I think personally that the United States is more engaged in more places simultaneously dealing with more conflicts than at any time in American history."

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    Work for Trump before Inauguration Day

    On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in at the U.S. Capitol as the 45th president of the United States. Here’s what he’s been working on to prepare for that day.


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    Panel on the American 2016 Elections

    On Monday, November 21, the Embassy, VIA-Jefferson Circle, the ASM and the IIE hosted four participants of the IVLP on Demand on the 2016 Elections who participated in a panel on the American 2016 Elections. 

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    Elections presentations at Access-FIS and Access-Tomillo

    The Department of Public Diplomacy visited both the Fundacion International Studies-FIS and the Fundación Tomillo and as part of the State Department’s English Access Program.  

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    Former Members of Congress Dan Miller and Brian Baird visit Spain

    Former Members of Congress Dan Miller (R) and Brian Baird (D) spoke to us about the importance of the Latino vote in this year’s Presidential elections, and offered their outlook on the upcoming Congressional elections. 

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    Entrepreneurship - for women entrepreneurs

    Call for applications for the entrepreneurship program “Ellas² Biz Lab”. Sponsored by Department of State funds, this Exchange Alumni project will support 60 women entrepreneurs to develop and launch their online businesses through the "slow startup" model, as they explore new business lines and revenue streams.  Registration »

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    Entrepreneurship - for unemployed youth under 25 years

    Call for applications for the entrepreneurship program “Turning Point Challenge”. Sponsored by Department of State funds, this Exchange Alumni project will train 90 unemployed youth, ages 18-25, through an immersion program at the coworking space Freeland Innovation Center.  Registration »


  • On January 21, 2016, the United States began implementing changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. Additional changes were announced on February 18, 2016. More information

    If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment at If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment on the appointment website after you have first selected an available appointment. Please include in your expedite request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status. 

Art in Embassies

  • Logo (photo: US Embassy) Take a virtual tour of Embassy Madrid’s world-class art collection!

You®Company Program

  • Logo (photo: You®Company) You®Company is a video series produced by the U.S. Embassy in Spain with the intention of empowering youth through entrepreneurial values: motivation, innovation, failure and critical thinking, and corporate social responsibility, by way of a series of videos where Spanish and American entrepreneurs tell their own stories and chart their personal development in the business world. See videos.



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