May 18, 2021
Alexandria – United States Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R. Cohen and Embassy partner AMIDEAST inaugurated the new American Corner Alexandria, located in the former site of the U.S. Consulate General, on Tuesday, May 18. The latest iteration of an American cultural presence in Alexandria that began with a library in 1947, the Corner features a library with resources on American history, literature, and society. Starting in June, it will offer a full calendar of virtual programs (and in-person events as soon as conditions permit) for students and young professionals in Alexandria and the Delta. Through the American Corner, AMIDEAST will also provide educational advising for students seeking to study in the United States as well as college preparation training and other services.
Ambassador Cohen noted, “Last year, nearly 50,000 Egyptians benefitted from American Spaces programs that helped them learn more about American culture and business, develop their English language skills, and engage with U.S. diplomats. We’re delighted that this new American Corner will offer even more opportunities to Egyptians in Alexandria and beyond to discover the U.S. as they prepare for their futures.”
During his visit, the Ambassador toured the newly refurbished space and met with the AMIDEAST team and high-achieving high school students who are part of the Competitive College Club and are preparing for studies at American colleges and universities.
The American Corner in Alexandria is the third such space in Egypt, joining the American Center Cairo at the U.S. Embassy and the American Corner Maadi at the Maadi Public Library.