The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage opens its call for proposals for 2024    

The Fund is aimed at preservation and restoration projects of tangible and intangible cultural property with budgets between $10,000 and $500,000. This year, priority will be given to cultural heritage proposals with a focus on national or regional security.  The deadline for submitting proposals is December 29, 2023.  Quito, November 6, 2023.  The Government of …

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The United States and Ecuador celebrated the Smithsonian Museum’s repatriation of ancestral remains to three indigenous communities in Ecuador

Quito, May 30, 2023.  The United States and Ecuador celebrated the repatriation of ancestral remains from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to three indigenous communities in Manabí, Esmeraldas and Pichincha. The National Institute of Cultural Heritage (INPC) registered the arrival of the ancestral remains in Ecuador during an official ceremony.   The ancestral …

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U.S. Government organized workshop on preventing illicit trafficking of cultural property

Quito, February 17, 2023. The Government of the United States, in collaboration with the Government of Ecuador and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), organized the “First Workshop on the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property,” which took place Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17 on the USFQ campus.    The workshop reached …

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Youth Ambassadors, a U.S. cultural exchange program, celebrated 15 years in Ecuador

In addition to the celebration of the 15th anniversary, the 2022 Youth Ambassadors graduated and presented results from the projects they have implemented in their communities.  Quito, December 28, 2022. The U.S. Department of State’s Youth Ambassadors cultural exchange program celebrated its 15th anniversary in Ecuador. The program, aimed at outstanding high school students from …

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A group of artists from the United States will inaugurate the Loja Festival of Performing Arts today

The U.S. Government funded the participation of 12 American artists from Manual Cinema, who will perform a version of Frankenstein. Loja, November 17, 2022. The United States is the guest of honor for the seventh edition of the Loja International Festival of Performing Arts 2022 (FIAVL) which begins today with the performance of an innovative …

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U.S. Ambassador Announces $31 Million in New Assistance to Migrants and Refugees in Ecuador on World Refugee Day

To commemorate World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to helping migrants, refugees, and host communities Quito, June 20, 2020–On the occasion of World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting and assisting migrants and refugees worldwide. The United States …

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2020 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador are pleased to announce the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) offered to Ecuadorian high school students.  The NYSCamp will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.  The NYSCamp will take place from Monday, June …

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United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

Fact Sheet February 12, 2020 United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy President Donald J. Trump and President Lenin Moreno took great strides to expand the growing positive bilateral relationship at their meeting on February 12, 2020.  They agreed to joint measures to strengthen economic, security, and cultural ties to ensure …

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State Department Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

March 6, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new initiative supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. The Academy, in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, will equip women with the practical skills needed to …

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Call for Proposals – U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS:  Monday, November 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to …

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Call for Proposals – U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS:  Friday, January 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to …

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Expat Information Fair in Cuenca

October 18, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that it will take part in an informational fair designed for foreign residents in Cuenca on October 18, 2017. The External Relations Office of the Municipality of Cuenca will be hosting an information fair for the expat community.  The fair’s aim …

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Concurso CreaTuHeroe

¿Quieres asistir a ComicCon Ecuador como un superhéroe? Entonces esta es tu oportunidad. Participa en nuestro Concurso #CreaTuHeroe, y gánate dos entradas VIP para ComicCon y conoce al famoso ilustrador estadounidense de comics Bernard Chang. Participar es fácil, solo debes enviarnos una dibujo con tu héroe original, junto a su nombre y descripción de sus …

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Call for Proposals for U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017

The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2017 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other …

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Cultural Diversity Exchange Program 2016

On May 15, eight university students travelled to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to participate in a Cultural Diversity exchange program sponsored by the Embassy in cooperation with San Francisco University in Quito. The eight-week program offers the students the opportunity to learn English in an intensive course at the New Mexico State University while living …

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English camp in Mindo

Students of the College Horizons program and the English Access program (from five different provinces) participated in an English immersion camp. Participants from Santo Domingo, Manabi, Esmeraldas, Guayas and Loja spent three nights and four days in Mindo in order to strengthen their English skills. Eleven professors, 22 volunteers from Cuerpo de Paz, and one …

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