The American Center in Ho Chi Minh City, part of the US Consulate General aimed at promoting education cooperation between Vietnam and the US, on Wednesday celebrated its fourth birthday with many activities.
One of them is the launch of a robotics club where participants having little to no experience with robotics or computer programming can learn how to build and program a robot.
US Consul General Rena Bitter told the celebration: “President Obama called people-to-people ties “the glue” that strengthens relations between nations, and I firmly believe that the American Center, through your support, provides a space in which the glue is created.”
“This year – the 20th anniversary of normalized relations between the US and Vietnam – we expect to welcome over 80,000 Vietnamese patrons to the center. These people see the American Center as a place where we can interact and learn about one another,” she said.
The American Center often hold free programs for the general public such as film screenings, English clubs, science clubs, exhibitions, competitions and online courses.
The center is also home to a library and the EducationUSA Advising Center that provides comprehensive information about accredited US higher education institutions abroad.