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Home of American Spaces

Connect, Share, Learn

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

News & Resources

New Entrepreneurship Resource: Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs. This 80-page publication focuses on assisting aspiring entrepreneurs. Read more.


NEW Content Module: This program kit contains selected objects from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History. Read more.

Office of American Spaces Annual Report: The Office of American Spaces has released its second annual report. Read more.


June is LGBT Pride Month, and the Smithsonian Institution’s content package on LGBT contains a variety of resources. Read More.

English Language MOOC: American Spaces and their patrons can participate in the English for STEM MOOC through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera. Registration begins May 14 and the class begins June 5. Read more.

Free English Writing MOOCs: American Spaces and patrons can participate in two new free MOOCs offered by the prestigious University of Iowa International Writing Program. Key dates are May 15 and June 17Read more.