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American Corner Chittagong

American Corner Chittagong
IUB Chittagong Campus
12 Jamal Khan Road, Chittagong 4000
Phone: (880) (31) 622946, 636484
Fax: (880) (31) 611263
Hours: Sunday to Thursday (9.30am-6.30pm)

The American Center oversees “American Corner” mini-libraries in Chittagong, Sylhet and Jessore.  The American Corner provides basic reference materials on the United States, Internet terminals, video viewing facilities, and English-language tapes, as well as a growing section of guidebooks for students wanting to study at American universities. Chittagong’s Corner established in January 2003 at the Independent University of Bangladesh-Chittagong Campus, was the first in South Asia.

Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second city, is not only the chief port of Bangladesh, it is a city with its own distinct and vibrant culture.  Many of the major industries and businesses in Chittagong focus on shipping and international trade, making it a natural subject for outreach from the United States.  Issues such as trade, communication networks, cross-border issues, health, the environment and security are areas of reoccurring interest for the United States in the Chittagong area.

Chittagong was the site for the very first America Week in South Asia.  A resounding success, thousands of people visited the various sites of the event, learning about what the U.S. and its embassy has to offer the people of Chittagong.  With strong and vigorous support from Marry Ann Peters, the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, the America Week showcased a number of programs, from student advising, to news events, to cultural events, to information booths on a number of topics, to a series of dinners and lunches to introduce the people of Chittagong to the American Embassy.  Local NGOs and USAID were strong partners in the America Week outreach, and on the strength of the success of the Chittagong America Week, subsequent events in Syhlet and Rajshahi occurred.  

American Corners are information resource and outreach centers of the American Center of the U.S. Embassy. Books, journals, magazines, video and CD-ROMs with a focus on various aspects of the United States are available for anybody who visits. The people of Chittagong are encouraged to visit the American Corner and sign up for its services.

Please download the American Corner-Chittagong Brochure (PDF 315 KB) for more information.