American Corners are open-access learning and gathering places around the world that promote interaction – both in-person and virtual – among local audiences and the United States. More than 600 American Corners are located in universities, shopping malls, libraries and other public places, as well as on embassy compounds, in more than 140 countries.
In a welcoming American-themed environment, American Corners deliver compelling programs and activities on a wide range of themes and topics — everything from free internet access to objective news publications to advanced technology to programs on freedom of cultural expression. For example, visitors may find
American Corners are information resource centers that provide comprehensive and up-to-date information about the United States, and thus promote mutual understanding between the American and Kyrgyz people. American Corners is a partnership between the U.S. Embassy Bishkek and local institutions.
American Corners hold a variety of programs, including talking clubs, movie screenings, and workshops and master classes on topics like career development, leadership, and English language learning. U.S. Fulbright participants, alumni of U.S. government-funded programs, English Language Fellows, and Peace Corps Volunteers regularly implement programming at American Corners.
Currently there are 8 American Corners in the Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek, Jalal-Abad, Batken, Osh, Talas, Kant, Karakol, and Naryn. American Corners are open to every citizen who is interested in learning more about the USA.