The US Consulate will set up the third American Corner in India at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. A memorandum of understanding in this regard was virtually signed between the US Consul General Hyderabad Joel Reifman and University Vice-Chancellor PVGD Prasada Reddy in the presence of Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh on Tuesday.
The centre will be of help to students keen on pursuing higher studies in the US as accurate and up-to-date information about potential, economic, cultural, educational and social trends in the country can be found there. In addition to the four U.S. government-owned American Centres in India, the campus in Vizag, to open in the summer, will be the third American Corner in India and the second in Hyderabad’s consular district. American Corners are partnerships between the U.S. Embassy or Consulate and an Indian institution.
The American Corner will provide access to materials and conversations on aspects of life and culture in the United States. The US government and the AP government share several top priorities. Both governments are committed to providing young people, particularly women and those from undeserved communities, with increased educational opportunities. Through the American Corner and its programmes, the local youth can improve their communication and leadership skills.
Speaking at the event, Consul General Reifman said, “American Corner programme will focus on English language learning, STEM education, women’s empowerment, American culture, and higher education in the US,” and thanked the state government. Audimulapu Suresh said, “ I am very pleased to have witnessed the United States Consulate General Hyderabad and Andhra University sign a MoU to jointly establish an American Corner at Andhra University in Visakhapatnam.