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

Overview

American Spaces 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 Spaces are located in universities, libraries and other public places, as well as on embassy compounds, in more than 140 countries.

In a welcoming American-themed environment, American Spaces 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:

  • Educational advising for those who want to study in the U.S.
  • Workshops on a range of topics from career skills to English language learning
  • Classes and clubs introducing new technologies, 21st-century digital skills and academic resources
  • Films, discussions and lectures on entrepreneurship, leadership, current events, international affairs and much more
  • Visit one of the American Spaces below to learn more!

American Spaces in Niger
The Public Diplomatic Section (PDS) maintains American Spaces in Niger which includes the Rosa Park Library inside the U.S. Embassy and four American Corners (AC) in key locations throughout Niger: Niamey, Maradi, Zinder and Agadez.

Rosa Parks Library

American Corner Niamey

American Corner Agadez

American Corner Maradi

American Corner Zinder

American Spaces offer dynamic and interesting programming created to attract and engage target audiences in dialogue and activities of relevance to U.S. foreign policy interests and the specific goals of the U.S. Mission in Niger.

  • ROSA PARKS LIBRARY

Hosted inside the US Embassy in Niamey, The Rosa Parks Library provides welcoming environments where foreign visitors can connect and learn about the United States. U.S. experts, U.S. government officials, and other Americans engage visitors on U.S. policy and society.

  • AMERICAN CORNER NIAMEY

In September 2022, U.S. Embassy Niamey’s 60-year-old American Cultural Center transformed into American Corner Niamey (ACN) now managed by a local non-profit organization and backed by the Embassy.  Located in downtown Niamey in the Plateau neighborhood, ACN exemplifies the United States Commitment to a core tenet of democracy: the citizen’s right to free access to information. This is a place where Nigeriens, Americans, and other global citizens come together to connect and share ideas. Through a variety of programs, activities, and resources, ACN provides access to the latest in-depth information about the United States, connecting Americans and Nigeriens to learn more about United States policy, society, culture, history, government, and values.  ACN hosts the Harriet Tubman library, the Benjamin Franklin Auditorium, and the Embassy-supported American English Language Program, which is a school focused on teaching American English in Niger.

  • AMERICAN CORNER AGADEZ

Located inside “la maison de la culture LAYA” the American Corner Agadez  aims to improve mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Niger , with a wide range of program English courses, book clubs, activities to promote peaceful civil engagement, and others. Visitors can find answers to questions about U.S. and issues of global concern. The American Corner Agadez introduces the U.S. to residents who have limited exposure to American culture and ideals.

  • AMERICAN CORNER MARADI

The american corner Maradi, offers many innovative ressources and programs to the public. This space is run in partnerhsip with the US Embassy and the city of Maradi. This is a place where Maradi inhabitants, Americans and others global citizen come together, connect and share ideas. American Corner Maradi hosts discussion groups, English language groups and much more, all focused on a wide range of American topics. The American Corner also features a variety of books, videos, DVDs.

  • AMERICAN CORNER ZINDER

The american corner Zinder, offers many innovative ressources and programs to the public. This space is run in partnerhsip with the US Embassy and the city of Zinder. A multifunctional platform for public diplomacy programs, the American Corner Zinder promotes open dialogue, counteracts negative preconceptions, and builds bridges of understanding.

This is a place where Zinder inhabitants, Americans and others global citizen come together, connect and share ideas. American Corner Zinder hosts discussion groups, English language groups and much more, all focused on a wide range of American topics. The American Corner also features a variety of books, videos, DVDs.