American Corners are a type of American Spaces that provides public programming spaces and supports the five core programs: English language learning, Educational advising, Alumni activities, Cultural programs, and Information about the US.
American Corners are partnerships with host-country institutions. The partner provides a physical space and staff, and the Public Diplomacy section of the U.S. Embassy provides multi-media materials about the United States, training and technical support. They provide accurate information about the U.S., including education and cultural programs; access to English language resources and connections to alumni.
American Corners also provide collected literature of America’s best writers, information about American society, culture, policies, politics, history and business.
American Corners staff assists in helping individuals in using the resources provided. American Corners are open to everyone in the community. Patrons include journalists, academics, businessmen and women, civic organizations, teachers, students, government officials, military, clergy and traditional rulers.
Presently, there are eleven (11) American Corners in Nigeria; six are sited in the northern part of Nigeria namely Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, Kano, Maiduguri and Sokoto. The other four (5) Corners are situated at the southern part namely Lagos, Calabar, Ibadan, Enugu and Port Harcourt. Locate an American Corner Near You
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