American Corners in Oman
American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy and Omani host institutions. U.S. Embassy Muscat maintains 5 Corners in Oman at the following locations: Muscat, Rustaq, Buraimi and Sohar. The purpose of an American Corner is to provide accurate and authoritative information about the United States to the general public in Oman. Users can find information about American history and culture, or how to study in the U.S., or how to do business with American companies. Most importantly, the Corners provide a convenient location for Americans and Omanis to share ideas and learn about each other’s society and values. In addition to Oman, there are over 350 American Corners worldwide, in locales as diverse as Bulgaria, Turkey, Ethiopia, Russia, the Philippines, South Korea, Malaysia, and Kenya.
American Corner collections include books, Internet computer workstations, DVDs, videos, and a multimedia system that in some Corners includes digital videoconferencing equipment. The book collection, which numbers almost 1,000 volumes, includes reference materials, business information, English teaching materials, fiction and literature, books for young adults, and books on the performing arts, to name just a few of the available subjects. The state-of-the-art computer and multimedia equipment affords patrons the opportunity to use the latest technology, and the digital videoconferencing capability can connect Omanis with virtually anyone else in the world. Corners are open to the general public.
Corner Locations and Contact Information
Modern College of Business and Science
Corner Director: Nasser AL Bulushi
Phone: (968) 24482802 x235
Higher College of Technology
Corner Director: Fatima Al Jabri
Phone: (968) 24473623 Please ask operator for American Corner.
Corner Director: Ms. Val Thompson
Phone: (968) 2672 0101 X411
Al-Buraimi University College
Corner Director: Yacoob Mohammed Fakeer
Phone: (968) 25641866 X 200
Rustaq College of Applied Sciences
Corner Director: Dr. Basim Muftin Al Shammari
Phone: (968) 99264790
Corner Director: Dr. Khalfan Al Harassi