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American Spaces
Compelling programs and activities on a wide range of themes and topics


American Spaces are the U.S. government’s network of over 600 cultural and information centers around the world that provide free and open access to in-depth information about the United States. Through people-to-people connections and modern facilities equipped with advanced technologies, American Spaces serve as hubs for building mutual understanding and developing practical professional skills.

The three American Spaces in Spain, located in Valencia, Barcelona, and Cuenca, are made possible thanks to close collaboration with local host institutions.

American Spaces in Spain offer programming in five main areas:

  1. Skill Building – A wide range of workshops in computer programming, robotics, 3D printing, media literacy, entrepreneurship and climate action that empower current and future leaders to develop skills that will help them meet global challenges and support inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
  2. English teaching and learning – Activities and workshops with native U.S. English speakers, as well as print and online resources for English learning and practice.
  3. EducationUSA  – The official source of information for students interested in pursuing undergraduate and/or graduate studies at U.S. universities. Professional Education Advisors offer information sessions and individualized counseling appointments for prospective students.
  4. Information on the United States – American Spaces provide access to a large collection of online and print resources about the United States.
  5. Cultural activities – U.S. film screenings, art exhibits, concerts, storytelling, workshops, and presentations by expert U.S. speakers.
  6. State Department alumni programs – American Spaces are an outstanding platform for the former participants (alumni) of the different U.S. government-sponsored Exchange programs, enabling them, among other things, to exchange experiences.

American Spaces are open to working together with all types of entities and institutions in Spain, including schools, universities, NGOs, the private sector, and civil society organizations. If you or your organization would like to propose programming in an American Space, please reach out using the contact information below.

American Spaces in Spain

American Space Valencia

American Space Barcelona

American Space Quixote