American Spaces exemplify the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. Hosting more than 16 million visits each year, American Spaces supports the foundation of public diplomacy by creating a place for in-person engagement with foreign audiences. With over 700 Spaces in 169 countries worldwide, American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States. Hosted in embassies, schools, libraries, and other partner institutions worldwide, American Spaces are platforms for providing information about the United States, our policy, culture, and values; English language learning; alumni activities, and information about study in the U.S. A multifunctional platform for public diplomacy programs, American Spaces promote open dialogue, counteract negative preconceptions, and build bridges of understanding. Often located outside of capital cities, they serve as venues where embassy officers and employees have the opportunity to meet with local residents who have limited exposure to American culture and ideals.
American Spaces Unit
If you are looking for information about the United States..….the American Information Center should be your first point of contact. Information Resource Center in Krakow provides fast, accurate, and objective reference services on a wide range of U.S. subjects to Polish government officials, journalists, non-governmental organizations, universities and businesses. For Information on the American Spaces program please get in touch with American Spaces Unit: tel. +48 22 504 2610, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Corners are partnerships between the Public Affairs sections of U.S. Embassies and host institutions (mostly public libraries). They provide access to current and reliable information about the U.S. via book collections, the Internet, eLibrary USA databases and through a variety of events such as public readings, films, speaker programs, workshops, meetings, and exhibits done in close cooperation with the Embassy.
America @ Your Library
Partner “america@your library” libraries received a collection of English language books and other materials about the United States, as well as access to online U.S. databases of periodical articles, electronic books, science and technology information, business news, literature and current issues. In addition, the U.S. Mission to Poland work with partner libraries to host visiting speakers and other cultural programs about the U.S.
Young Learners Resource Centers
The American Embassy invites teachers of English at the elementary level to visit our Young Learners Resource Centers (YLRCs) in Warsaw, Wrocław, Łódź, Szczecin, Gdańsk, Lubartów, Września and Kraków. YLRCs provide teachers with opportunities to improve their teaching methodologies and acquire curricula for teaching English to young learners.