Outreach visit to Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium
October 3, 2012
On October 3rd, Carol Werner, Lithuania Desk Officer in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department, met with about 30 students at Vilnius Jesuit Gymnasium.
Ms. Werner discussed her career as a Foreign Affairs Officer, and also shared her experiences of teaching English as a foreign language and cross-cultural communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She also emphasized the partnership between the U.S. and Lithuania, the significance of Lithuania’s role in Afghanistan, and Lithuania’s challenges in energy security and diversification.
The students were very engaged in the discussion, asking serious and thoughtful questions, demonstrating the importance of these kinds of outreach visits in which experienced professionals can share their insights and opinions with bright and motivated students outside of their normal classroom activities.