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Connect, Share, Learn

American Spaces are local physical locations for foreign residents to connect – with people, with ideas and with the United States through collaboration and self-discovery. This website is the go-to, one-stop shop for resources and programming ideas for use in American Spaces. Look for useful guidance and resources in the management, programming, training and design sections.

Ready-to-Use Programming Kits

Office of American Spaces Debate Kits Office of American Spaces Programming Kits National Museum of African American History & Culture Program Package National Museum of American History Program Package: Expressing Freedom Packaged Programs from the...

Worldwide Virtual College Fair Set for August 30!

The next worldwide virtual college fair in conjunction with CollegeWeekLive will take place Wednesday, August 30. EducationUSA has created a Social Media Toolkit and program guide, along with accompanying graphics to publicize the event…

Update to the American Spaces Impact Video Challenge!

As previously announced, the Office of American Spaces is looking for visual stories that demonstrate how American Spaces are making an impact in their cities, countries or regions. The impact could be, for example, on an individual, the community, a particular issue, U.S. relations with the country, or the country itself. The video should tell your story in 90 seconds or less. The Office of American Spaces is offering awards of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for the top three videos in each region, and…

English Learning Apps!

In addition to the many resources for teaching and learning English on the American English website, English learners can choose from a number of helpful mobile phone apps…

“Space” Photos on IIP Photo Archive

On the IIP Photo Archive: Check out this selection of space-related imagery, including the cast and producers of the film Hidden Figures. The film, based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, chronicles the lives of three African-American women who worked at NASA as “human computers” and were vital to the success of Astronaut John Glenn’s 1962 mission. The photos are…

NASA and Space Resources for the Solar Eclipse

On August 21, the United States will witness a total solar eclipse, with the Path of Totality stretching from Oregon to South Carolina!

In preparation for this event, American Spaces can educate their audiences about the solar eclipse prior to the event AND show them how they can watch it from where they are with NASA! These activities offer opportunities to discuss and highlight women in STEM, American investment in scientific and technological research, the work of American scientists, etc.

Here is a great list of resources for American Spaces interested in programming on the solar eclipse…

English Language for STEM MOOC


American Spaces and their patrons can participate in the English for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics MOOC through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera. A facilitated course will begin October 16, 2017. 
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English skills in the sciences. In this course, learners will explore some of the most innovative areas of scientific study, while expanding…

Entrepreneurship Resource

Startup Smart: A Handbook for EntrepreneursThis 80-page publication focuses on assisting aspiring entrepreneurs in honestly evaluating their business proposition, understanding and becoming comfortable with business risk and determining the best ways to minimize the risks.  It outlines the business knowledge and skills requirements and emphasizes the need for resources to help…