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Visit of the Fund for American Studies – Academic Internship Program to SQCC

Date & Time

July 14, 2023
12:00 am - 11:59 pm



About the Event

On Friday 14 July, SQCC received students from the Fund for American Studies – Academic Internship Program. The visit began with a tour at SQCC’s permanent exhibition, where the group were introduced to Oman, its traditions, culture, and history including: traditional Omani attire and handicrafts, pottery, basketry, and silver artwork. Visitors also learned about the historical importance of the aflaj irrigation system, forts, and maritime trade.

Students also visited SQCC’s library and learned more about Oman through a wide range of publications about cultural heritage, both in English and Arabic.

After the tour, Mr. Salim Al Wardi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, gave a presentation on Oman’s Foreign Policy, its multilateral relations with other countries, Oman-U.S. relations, religious freedom in Oman, and tourism in the country.

The visit concluded with students mingling with the Embassy diplomats and SQCC’s staff as they enjoyed Omani coffee and dates.