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American Corners

  1. 1. American Corners:GlobalKnowledge and Partnership<br />
  2. 2. American Corners <br />partnerships <br />access to current and <br />reliable information<br />
  3. 3. The mission of each American Corner is to be a partner in promoting mutual understanding with the United States of America.<br />Mission Statement<br />
  4. 4. Goals<br />accurate information about United States<br />open dialogue through programs that build bridges of understanding<br />access to English language resources, computers, and the Internet<br />exchange programs<br />
  5. 5. The Resources<br />Reference titles<br /> Books about English teaching and learning<br /> Works of fiction <br /> U.S. State Department publications about topics such as studying in the United States<br /> Audio , video and other non-print resources<br /> Online information from U.S. Government websites<br />
  6. 6. Programs <br />Lectures, symposia, presentations<br /> Film viewing <br /> Digital Video Conferencing<br />Webchat<br /> Training, workshops<br /> Exhibits<br /> Outreach<br />
  7. 7. Roles of the U.S. Embassy<br />Information Resource Centers (IRC)<br /> IRC staff work with American Corners staff to help select U.S. books and reference materials and to assist with their use in answering questions about the U.S. <br />
  8. 8. Roles of the U.S. Embassy<br /> The Public Affairs Section <br /> This section of the U.S. Embassy Manila coordinates cultural programs, supports English language programs, and is the main contact for media relations and information dissemination. <br /> An IRC staff member is normally designated as the Embassy liaison with American Corners.<br />
  9. 9. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)<br />The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an agreement signed between the U.S. Embassy and the institution hosting an American Corner. An MOU is signed by the head of the institution and by the Public Affairs Officer or other representative of the U.S. Embassy. It outlines the institution’s contributions to the American Corner and describes what the Embassy will contribute to the partnership. Property (books, equipment, etc.) is not listed in the MOU but is detailed in specific property grants issued by PAS. <br />
  10. 10. American Corners in the Philippines<br />Luzon<br /><ul><li>Saint Louis University, Baguio City
  11. 11. Mariano Marcos State University, Batac, Ilocos Norte
  12. 12. De La Salle University, Manila</li></ul>Visayas<br /><ul><li>Central Philippine University, Iloilo City
  13. 13. University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City
  14. 14. Silliman University, Dumaguete City
  15. 15. University of San Carlos, Cebu City</li></li></ul><li>Mindanao<br /><ul><li>Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City
  16. 16. Notre Dame University, Cotabato City
  17. 17. Silliman University, Dumaguete City
  18. 18. Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City
  19. 19. Notre Dame of Jolo College, Jolo
  20. 20. Mindanao State University, Marawi City
  21. 21. Mindanao State University, TawiTawi
  22. 22. Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Zamboanga</li></li></ul><li>Thomas Jefferson Information Center<br />Embassy of the United States of America<br />1501 Roxas Boulevard, Seafront Compound, <br />Pasay City<br />Tel: 301-2470<br />Fax: 301-2469<br />Email: mnltjic@state.gov<br />Website: http://philippines.usembassy.gov<br />

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