Visa will protect students, government and private housing contractors
Modeled after the United States F 1 Student visa law, the bill will guarantee the financial, health, housing and sponsorship rules and regulations of the American Samoa Government.
Read the full non-immigrant student visa bill here
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American Pacific University has applied for Venture Capital Start Up Funding through the Small State Business Credit Initiative. The federally funded program encourages local development of start up and existing businesses that are likely to promote growth in the community. Funds are available in a number of credit packages including low interest rate loans, partnerships with private equity funds and in kind contribution from the business applicants.
The program is administered by American Samoa Government Department of Commerce Director, Kenisele Lafaele.
American Pacific University's proposal includes a business plan and financial statement projections for three years of operation.
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Learn more about the SSBCI program by visiting the American Samoa Department of Commerce page.
The Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono made an official visit to American Samoa April 13 to 17 to promote cooperative business and friendship partnerships between the two countries.
Prior to assuming his present assignment, Ambassador Bowoleksono was the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Previously, Ambassador Bowoleksono served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Kenya in Nairobi (2008-2010), which also covers Seychelles, Mauritius, Uganda, UNEP, and UNHCR.
During his visit APU offered forty English as a Second Language tuition scholarships to Indonesian students.
Read the full scholarship offer on the APU News page.
Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono pledged economic cooperation between Indonesia and American Samoa in remarks at the Chamber of Commerce gathering
Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono and APU President, John Wasko at the Chamber meeting.
Two 7.4 meter High Throughput Satellite (HTS) receiver dishes were assembled to carry ultra high speed broadband data and backhaul to American Samoa Telecommunications Authority customers. The total system capacity will enable "smart city" applications such as a smart power grid, mobile health monitoring, continuing education government network coordination.
The American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency awarded BusyCorner Magazine, the on line publishing division of Calumet Industrial Services, a public service prize for environmental stewardship. John Wasko, the President of Calumet accepted the award from Mr. Ameko Pato, ASEPA Director. Busycorner has voluntarily maintained a public busstop in a heavily trafficked area close to schools, government offices and businesses. The award was presented at the ASEPA offices, a LEEDs Platinum Certified "Net Zero" building.
Visit BusyCorner Magazine On Line to learn more about American Samoa.
Environmental study is coming to one of the world's richest marine and rainforest resources. The Manu'a group of islands in American Samoa is home to the world's only coral reef to cloud rainforest day hiking trails in the world. Visit all the Travel Study curriculum pages here. http://bc-travel-us15.businesscatalyst.com/
Visit the APU Coral Reef to Rainforest Boutique while you are at Study Travel
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