American Corners Chile

American Corners Program Worldwide

The "American Corners" program embodies partnerships between United States embassies and host institutions, the goal of which is to further an understanding of U.S. lifestyles, culture, politics, legislation, and current issues.  The concept originated in Russia in October 2000 and today there are over 400 American Corners worldwide, 18 of these in Latin America.  This is a vibrant, ongoing program that projects the inauguration of an additionalCorners within the near future.

In essence, an American Corner is a friendly, accessible space, open to the public, which provides current and reliable information about the United States through bilingual book and magazine collections, films and documentaries, poster exhibitions, and guides for research on the United States.   At the same time, the Corner has a full programming agenda and organizes presentations, workshops, and dialogue with U.S. experts in areas that include journalism, grant writing, educational opportunities in the U.S., foreign relations, literature, English, arquitecture, and a wide array of other topics.   It is also a meeting place for US alumni, host to conversation and study groups, and great place to while away an hour or two!

At this writing, Chile has four humanities oriented American Corners in operation. These are located at the Diego Portales University in Santiago, the University of Tarapacá in Arica, the Austral University in Valdivia and the University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas.

We also have partnered with the University of Talca in Santiago to create an American Corner that focuses on exclusively on science - The American Academy of Science and Technology.

- Newsletters -
American Corners Chile joint newsletter available here.

ARICA
American Corner
Universidad de Tarapacá
Biblioteca Central
Campus Saucache
Universidad de Tarapacá
18 de septiembre 2222
Arica, Chile

Coordinator:
Ximena Figueroa San Martín

Tel: (56-58) 205 929
E-Mail: acorner@uta.cl

WEBSITE

VALDIVIA
American Corner
Universidad Austral de Chile
Biblioteca Central
Campus Isla Teja
Valdivia, Chile

Coordinator:
Camila Montecinos

Tel: (56-63) 293 716
E-Mail: Acorner@uach.c
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WEBSITE

PUNTA ARENAS
American Corner
Universidad de Magallanes
Biblioteca Central
Av. Bulnes 01855
Punta Arenas

Coordinator:
Beba García

Tel: (56-61) 209-476
E-Mail: american.corner@umag.cl

WEBSITE

Map of Chile University of Magallanes American Corner PUNTA ARENAS Austral University of Chile American Corner VALDIVIA American Academy of Science & Technology, University of Talca - SANTIAGO Campus Diego Portales University American Corner SANTIAGO University of Tarapaca American Corner ARICA

SANTIAGO - UDP
American Corner
Universidad Diego Portales
Biblioteca Nicanor Parra
Vergara 324
Santiago, Chile

Coordinator:
Ivet Parra

Tel: (56-2) 2676 8074
E:Mail:
american.corner@udp.cl

WEBSITE

SANTIAGO - AAST
American Academy of Science and Technology
University of Talca, Santiago Campus
Quebec 415, Providencia

Coordinator:
Alvaro Cabrera

Tel: (56-2) 2209 1010
E-Mail: americanacademy@utalca.cl

WEBSITE

Contact:
Dinah Lee Arnett
Tel: (56-2) 2330 3081
E-Mail: arnettdl@state.gov