Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Jordan and Israel December 13-20. While in Jordan, Assistant Secretary Royce will sign a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection and visit the Roman Nymphaeum, an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation project. She will also discuss cooperative cultural programming with leadership at the Royal Film Commission, participate in meetings with the Fulbright Commission and Ministry of Higher Education, and attend a roundtable discussion with Jordanian public university officials welcoming Jordanian students in the United States and promoting Americans studying abroad.
In Israel, Assistant Secretary Royce will discuss collaboration and cooperation with the Israeli Council for Higher Education and its nine university presidents. She will also meet with the Fulbright Commission, academic leaders, international partners, and State Department exchange program alumni at the American Center and America House in Jerusalem.
Assistant Secretary Royce will meet with English Access Microscholarship Program students, and other exchange program participants and alumni, in both countries to discuss their program experiences and impactful work in their communities. For further information, contact ECA-Press@state.gov. Follow along on Twitter at @ECA_AS.