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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.

Posters, Posters, Posters! You’ve Asked for Them. We Have Them! Do You Want More?

The Office of American Spaces is collaborating with IIP’s Publications office to bring BRAND NEW, custom made, one-of-a-kind downloadable posters to all American Spaces — many in multiple languages!

Posters are available for black history month, jazz appreciation, the winter Olympics and more! How does your American Space use posters? Complement program offerings? Create an inviting environment? Cultivate an American spirit? To keep making them available, the Office of American Spaces would like…

Athletes Without Limits Webinar 6 a.m., March 6

In honor of the 2018 Winter Paralympics and International Women’s Day, join this Facebook Live webchat with former Paralympians and civil rights advocates to talk about the importance of diversity and inclusion in sports.

How are these change-makers transforming their environments by fighting for disability rights, women’s rights and inclusion? How are they working with civic organizations, educational institutions and government to create change at the local and global levels?

“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…

Social Media Analyst Rights Needed

It is important for the Office of American Spaces to have data to show the value of American Spaces. And we believe American Spaces have much broader reach and impact than shown by the visits…

American Spaces Contacts

Please make sure your IRO has the appropriate address for each American Space in his or her area. The address should be for the American Space, not a person at the American Space. Please use a gmail…