We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.
What we do in the Americas
We offer a range of services and products for schools, universities, governments and businesses across the Americas, and you will find information about these on this website. If you require information on our other areas of work, such as English courses and exams for individuals, please visit your local country website.
In the Americas we respond to the particular challenges and context facing much of the region by focusing on the following areas:
- supporting more equal access to quality education
- helping young people (aged 4-30) have the skills, resilience and networks to find pathways to better lives
- promoting social inclusion and wider participation by strengthening civil society throughout the Americas
- giving young people and organisations opportunities to develop an international outlook.
In these ways, the British Council builds links between UK people and institutions and those in the Americas, helping to create trust and lay foundations for prosperity and security in the region.