Saturday, October 26, 2013

New Website!

The American Corner - Tunis has a new website! Be sure to check here for all the latest news, information and updates on whats happening here at the AC.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Week of October 21st

Monday: Beginner level conversation hour

Tuesday: Conversation Hour - Extraterrestrials, is there life outside of earth? 4:30pm

Wednesday: Skype with AC Sousse- 4:00pm

Thursday: Skype with Tunisian Fulbright student living in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 4:00pm

Friday: Drama Club information session - If you are interested in participating in a drama club, come to this information session to learn more! 4:00pm

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week of October 14th

Monday: Closed for Aid

Tuesday: Closed for Aid

Wednesday: Closed for Aid

Thursday: Documentary and discussion - Five Broken Cameras 4:00pm

Friday: It's World Food Day! Video and presentation starting at 4:00pm

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week of October 7th

Monday: Conversation Hour - Bullying, who causes bullying in school and how can it be prevented? 4:00pm

Tuesday: Book Club Meeting - Interested in joining a book club? Come to our first meeting and see if this is for you! 4:30pm

Wednesday: Small business owners video series. 4:30pm

Thursday: Information session for Cisco Entrepreneurship Course at Amideast. 3:00

Friday: Skype with AC Gamiba! Time to be announced.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Week of September 30th

Monday: Conversation Hour - 4:00pm (Topic to be decided)

Tuesday: Phonetics Workshop - 4:30pm

Wednesday: AC Closed until 1:00pm, Caroline will be out of office.

Thursday: The Entrepreneurial Idea: How to turn innovative thoughts into action - Video 4:30pm

Friday: Human Rights Culture Academy event. 4:00 AC Basement

Friday, September 27, 2013

Human Rights Culture Academy

Join us today for in information session for Human Rights Culture Academy, an up and coming NGO founded by AC members Ruaa Krimi and Jamil Chouri. They will discuss the aims and goals of this NGO, future projects and how you can get involved. Today at 4:00

Monday, September 23, 2013


Don't forget to join us today at 4:00pm for an information session about the Soliya Connect Program. If you are interested in participating this semester, here is a brief overview:

The Connect Program is a virtual cross-cultural exchange program that focuses primarily on the relationship between Western societies and predominantly Muslim societies, and works with college-age / level students. Participants are placed in groups of approximately 8-9 other students, they meet their respective groups each week for the 8 weeks of the Program semester via a videoconferencing platform. Each of the 8 sessions is 2 hours long, and students are expected to attend the full session, and complete 2 sets of assignments over the course of 8 weeks.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Week of September 23rd

Monday: Info session for the Soliya Program at 4:00pm. Anyone who is interested in participating in this 8 week online program should come to this information session.

Tuesday: AC member Hamdi Otaku will give a presentation on Glam Rock culture, a discussion will follow. 4:00pm.

Wednesday: Phonetics Class for anyone who is interested in improving their English accent. 4:00pm

Thursday: Join us for a conversation hour about the controversy surrounding the latest Miss USA pageant. 4:00pm.

Friday: AC member Ruaa Krimi will hold an information session on her NGO: Human Rights Culture Academy. 4:30pm

Friday, September 20, 2013

Movie Friday!

Today at 2:00 we will have a showing of the film, Into the Wild. This is the true story of Christopher McCandles who renounces his mainstream life to live simply. The movie follows his journey to the wilderness in Alaska. Following the film we will have a discussion.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


The AC Debate Club will start back up again this Saturday at 1:00pm. We look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and hoping to see some new ones too!

Change of Schedule

Some rescheduling has taken place this week and the American subculture series has been postponed for a later date. Today, at 4:00 we will discuss whether the US should enforce a ban on assault weapons as well as debate the similarities and differences of gun laws between Tunisia and the US.

For tomorrow, Friday the 20th, we will have a film screening and discussion afterwards starting at 4:00.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Week of September 16

American Subculture Week. Series 1

Monday: Presentation and discussion hour on the Skater and Surfer subculture. 16:00h

Tuesday: Member Mourad will give a presentation on Qatar at 16:00h

Wednesday: Presentation and discussion hour on Hippie and Hipster subcultures. 16:00h

Thursday: Presentation and discussion hour on Goth and Emo subcultures. 16:00h

Friday: Film Firday! We will show a screening of a film related to one of these subcultures at 16:00h

Friday, September 6, 2013

Week of September 9th

Monday September 9th: Guest speaker, journalist Patrick Strickland will join us via Skype at 15:30 to discuss the issues and human rights violations facing Palestinians in the West Bank. He will also talk about his experiences as an American living in Palestine.

Tuesday September 10th: No event scheduled. AC will possibly be closed.

Wednesday September 11th: Conversation hour on the subject of 9/11, the effects and aftermath this event has had on the US and the rest of the world, at 16:00

Thursday September 12th: Fitness Club meeting at 16:30

Friday September 13th: Friday Fun Day!! Friends, Food and Fun! Celebrating the last Friday before school starts.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Week of September 2nd

Monday:  Labor Day - Conversation hour at 16:00 about the  meaning of Labor Day followed by a presentation by guest speaker Samantha Benitez, via Skype, who will discuss her educational and travel experiences and answer your questions.

Tuesday: Essay writing workshop. Tips and techniques for writing a good college application essay.

Wednesday: Presentation from guest speaker Ahlem Ben Mohamed Nasraoui on her experience with SUSI and living in the United States at 14:00.

Thursday: Film screening (time and film to be announced)

Friday: Presentation by guest speaker Khouloud Khammassi on how to give a good academic/professional presentation, at 16:00.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Week of August 26th

Monday: Live screening of the film "The March" 11:00am

Tuesday: Resume building workshop at 4:00

Wednesday: Conversation Hour - Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" 50th anniversary

Thursday: AC Member Jizel Maddouri will give a presentation on the life of Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his birthday.

Friday: Movie Screening

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The week of June 3rd

June 3rd, 2013: Movie Silver linings playbook 
June 4th, 2013: game
June 5th, 2013: Picking trash event organized by the Environmental Club in Collaboration with Tunesse Tunisian Artistic Organization in Ennhli Park.

May 6th, 2013: Michal A.Blumer the Director of more than Words is going to present about building trust.

June 7th, 2013: Event “let’s meet again” for all the ACers. The purpose of this event is to gather our old and new patrons, to chat, get in touch, talk about their achievements so far and get inspired from their different experiences.

Monday, May 27, 2013

The week of May 27th

May 27th, 2013: Homophobia
May 28th, 2013: Life is all about building relationships
May 29th, 2013: higher-order thinking skills
May 30th, 2013: How will internet crack down and social media surveillance impact the elections in Iran?

May 31st, 2013: Movie

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The week of May 20th 2013

May 20th, 2013: Improv
May 21st, 2013: National waiter and waitress day
May 22nd, 2013: Khouloud Khammassi Personal branding: Creating and maintaining an online presence.
May 23rd 2013: Jouda Entrepreneurship, how to start your own business  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The week of May 13th

May 13th, 2013: Regional developement in Tunisia through the history
May 14th, 2013: Your life on the internet as a permanent tattoo
May 15th, 2013: Presentation by Khouloud khammmassi E-business and social media 
May 16th, 2013: How social media can make history?
May 17th, 2013: Movie

Friday, May 10, 2013

Saturday May 11th

Tunisian High School Students Debate Country’s Issues

Tunis, May 11, 2013 – The American Corner (AC) Debating Club at AMIDEAST, in partnership with the Young Arab Voices program, will hold their first competition Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00 am– 4:00pm at AMIDEAST/Tunis.  Students from the AMIDEAST American Corner in Sousse will travel to Tunis to debate their peers about social, political, and cultural issues. 

The AC Debating Club is a group of motivated young people who gather every Saturday afternoon to practice critical thinking, examine logical fallacies, and exercise public speaking and presentation skills.
Join us please to watch the great debate.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The week of May 6th

May 6th, 2013
Presentation about new born organization: TAICE intercultural exchange between Tunisian Youth and expats.
May 7th, 2013
May 8th, 2013
How to dress for an interview by Marwa Naghmouchi a regular AC patron and English graduate.
May 9th, 2013
Michal A.Blumer the general Director of “More than words” will be our guest speaker to talk about Cultural work ethics and building trust.
May 10th, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The week of April 29th

April 29th, 2013
Hamdi Laabidi an English student will make a presentation about Dyscalculia and Dislexia 
April 30th, 2013
From 2 pm to 4pm Jazz day (we will listen to Music and we may have people playing Music)
May 1st, 2013
Holiday: Labor Day
May 2nd, 2013
Khouloud Khammassi Fulbright Alumni will talk about E-business and Social Media.
May 3rd, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

The week of April 22nd

April 22nd, 2013
Art workshop to celebrate earth day
April 23rd, 2013
Is it too late to be the person you wanted to be?
April 24th, 2013
April 25th, 2013
Not sure what do you want to do? Drop by and join us we will surprise you.
April 26th , 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

The week of April 15th

April 15th, 2013
Conversation hour about why justice matters for development? We will start the conversation with the following video.
April 16th, 2013
Conversation about Tax day, what is tax day?
April 17th, 2013
Oumayma, regular member of the AC and married to a Turkish man will make a presentation about Turkish traditions. We will have Turkish tea and sweets if you would like to join J
April 18th, 2013
The first AC talk with Hamza Zaghdoud about making assumptions.
April 19th,2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

The week of April 8th

April 8th, 2013
Workshop, how to write a resume
April 9th, 2013
The AC will be closed
April 10th, 2013
Inter-regional marriage 
April 11th, 2013
Skype conversation with Fulbright Student in US about how was the reaction of the American Citizens about the threat of Korea, What do they think about that?
April 12th, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

The week of April 1st

April 1st, 2013:
Presentation about Easter (What is Easter and how do American celebrate it)
April 2nd, 2013:
Discussion of an article “DOMA on verge of extinction?” 
April 3rd, 2013:
Khouloud Khammassi: Tunisian Fulbright Society
Fulbright and beyond
April 4th, 2013:
Guest Speaker via Skype talking about his experience campaigning for Obama. 
April 5th, 2013:

Friday, March 22, 2013

The week of March 25th

March 25th, 2013:
Conversation hour: you can make a difference.
March 26th, 2013:
Discussion hour lead by an English student about “Big Foot”: is it a hoax or a reality?
March 27th, 2013:
Presentation by one of the CCC members about DreamYard and the UNICEF club
March 28th, 2013:
Presentation by an English student about black magic
March 29th, 2013:

Monday, March 18, 2013

The week of March 18th

March 18th, 2013: Presentation about world social forum.
March 19th, 2013: Presentation about Solar System by a physic’s university student.
March 20th, 2013: Tunisian Independence day (The American Corner is closed)
March 21st, 2013: Celebrating women in science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Our guest Speaker Margaret Gaida will talk to us via Skype.  
March 22nd, 2013: Movie

Monday, March 11, 2013

The week of March 11th

March 11th, 2013:
Quiz: Oscar Women
February 12th, 2013:
Conversation hour about Operah Winfrey 
March 13th, 2013:
Guest speaker: Afef  Errdayef Member of the organization Mousawet (Equality)
March 14th, 2013:
Guest speaker: Catherine Davis is going to talk about the first lady Michelle Obama
March 15th, 2013
Movie: Eat pray and love

Monday, March 4, 2013

The week of March 4th

March 4th, 2013:
Women’s history month
March 5th, 2013: 
Bring women’s history to life:  talk about important woman of the past and present
March 6th, 2013:
Woman’s word of wisdom: create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous woman.
March 7th 2013:
Honoring the American women:
In the occasion of Women's history month Meghan Mettler ( is a lecturer at Towson U. in Maryland) has volunteered to do a conversation hour presentation via Skype on Thursday 4 pm about the history of women in the United States, or when it was that historians started paying attention to women.
March 8th, 2013
Movie:  “Desert flower”.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Testimony written by one of our regular members

I was first introduced to the American Corner July 2011. A friend of mine mentioned it and recommended that I should go and check it out. My first time there was exciting because I was eager to practice English and I didn’t find the right environment to do so. The American corner taught me a lot. I’ve become more accepting and open minded thanks to the debates we have, my English got so much better and I gained friends for life. The American Corner provided me directly and indirectly with plenty of professional opportunities and introduced me to the Civil Society.
I am honest when I say”IT IS MY FAVORITE PLACE IN TUNIS”.
Hamza Zaghdoud