The Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Evan Ryan, will travel to Kuwait City and several other international cities this week to, "engage international stakeholders in the State Department's cross-cultural and educational diplomacy efforts." In Kuwait City, Ryan will, "visit an English Access Microscholarship Program classroom, visit local sites related to cultural heritage and art education, and meet with exchange program participants and alumni, including those focusing on disability advocacy and youth entrepreneurship and employment," said a statement from the State Department, late on Wednesday.
Ryan will also travel to London, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Muscat, and Oviedo.
In London, the Assistant Secretary will met the US-UK Fulbright Commission and alumni of US government exchange programs to discuss youth, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.
Next in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem she will, "engage with current exchange participants and alumni, including English Language Fellows, and visit classrooms administering the English Access Microscholarship Program." Ryan will then travel to Muscat to meet Omani officials and discuss, "ways to increase people-to-people ties and exchange programs between our two countries." From Muscat she will travel to Kuwait and then to Oviedo to lead the US delegation in the acceptance of the 2014 Prince Asturias Award.
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs affirmed its mission to, "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange programs."