American Corner Chattogram
1/A, O.R. Nizam Road, Prabartak Circle, Panchlaish, Chattogram
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
The American Center oversees “American Corner” mini-libraries in Chattogram, Sylhet, Khulna, and Rajshahi. 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. Chattogram’s Corner was established in 2023 at the Premier University campus.
Chattogram, 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 Chattogram 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 Chattogram area.
Chattogram 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 Chattogram. 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 Chattogram 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 Chattogram 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 Chattogram are encouraged to visit the American Corner and sign up for its services.
Please download the American Corner-Chattogram Brochure (PDF 315 KB) for more information.