The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.
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.