September 16, 2021
For Immediate Release
American Corner Opens in Darkhan
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia — The United States is proud to open a new American Culture and Information Center, or simply American Corner, in Darkhan city Youth Development Center.
During the opening ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Michael Klecheski praised the partnership with the Darkhan-Uul province Child, Family, and Youth Development Center, which is hosting the new American Corner, and noted, “Darkhan is a city of industry, entrepreneurship, and learning. It is great that the American Corner will help bring the people of Darkhan and the United States closer.”
Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this American Corner will offer information on U.S. culture and history, English language courses, library and internet services, U.S. university admissions consulting services, and regular cultural events. All resources and events at all American Corners are open to everyone and completely free of charge.
This American Corner fulfills a memorandum of understanding signed in May 2020 between the Child, Family, and Youth Development Agency and the U.S. Embassy. Renovations began in November 2020 and finished in January 2021. This is the first new American Corner to open in Mongolia since 2017. The U.S. Embassy also supports American Spaces in Ulaanbaatar, Uvs, Khovd, and Dornogovi.
While in Darkhan, Ambassador Klecheski was pleased to meet with Governor of Darkhan-Uul province B. Azjargal and Chairperson of the Citizens’ Representative Khural S. Nasanbat to discuss ways to promote further cooperation and ties between our two nations.