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The United States Embassy Celebrates the 10-Year Anniversary of the American Corner at the University of Juba

Press release

 The American Corner at the University of Juba marks its 10-year anniversary this month.  Since it opened on July 12, 2013, the American Corner has provided services and information to students and members of the public for more than a decade.  Worldwide, American Corners are in more than 140 countries; the University of Juba hosts the only American Corner in South Sudan.

During a commemorative event at the American Corner on July 25, the U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler remarked, “The American Corner has been an important part of the U.S. presence in South Sudan since its opening 10 years ago this month.  It is an example of the U.S. effort to support and build strong ties between our people and the South Sudanese people.  This effort began well before the independence of South Sudan.”

Although students are among the most frequent visitors, the American Corner is open for free to all members of the public.  Besides offering printed and online resources and diverse programming, the American Corner also offers free internet access.  As part of the July 25 commemoration, American officials and University leaders spoke, in addition to several young patrons.  Earlier in July, the University conducted a USA Quiz, and prizes for the top three winners were awarded.


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