The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures.  SQCC promotes mutual respect and understanding between our nations and strives to educate a new generation of culturally sensitive and knowledgeable citizens in each society.  Through outreach programs, scholarships, lectures, educational resources, cultural partnerships, and our Cultural Center in Washington, DC, SQCC brings the culture, history, and heritage of our nations to audiences in the US and abroad.

The Center is named for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, and was established in 2005.  H.E. Hunaina S. Al-Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States, serves as Chair of the SQCC Board of Oversight. Kathleen Ridolfo serves as Executive Director and heads the office in Washington, DC, and Dr. Iman Al-Busaidi serves as the Deputy Director in Muscat, Oman. SQCC is funded by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and is a program of the Middle East Institute. 

Our website is currently under construction, and we will be uploading content from our old website as well as brand new content in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, for more information regarding SQCC's programs, scholarships, and resources, please email info@sqcc.org or call (202) 261-1690

For applications to the 2012 SQCC Summer Arabic Language and Media program, click here!