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American Corners

American Corners in Oman

Students with Embassy Staff sitting around a table (US Emb. Muscat)

American Corner at Rustaq College for Applied Sciences

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

  1. Muscat:
    Modern College of Business and Science
    Corner Director: Nasser AL Bulushi
    Email: nasser@mcbs.edu.om 
    Phone: (968) 24482802 x235

  2. Muscat:
    Higher College of Technology
    Corner Director: Fatima Al Jabri
    Email: jabri20@yahoo.com
    Phone: (968) 24473623 Please ask operator for American Corner.

  3. Sohar:
    Sohar University
    Corner Director: Ms. Val Thompson
    Email: library@soharuni.edu.om
    Phone: (968) 2672 0101 X411

  4. Al-Buraimi:
    Al-Buraimi University College
    Corner Director: Yacoob Mohammed Fakeer
    Email: fakeer@buc.edu.om
    Phone: (968) 25641866 X 200

  5. Rustaq:
    Rustaq College of Applied Sciences
    Corner Director: Dr. Basim Muftin Al Shammari
    Email: basimb@hotmail.com
    Phone: (968) 99264790

  6. Nizwa:
    Nizwa University
    Corner Director: Dr. Khalfan Al Harassi
    Email: k.harasi@unizwa.edu.om