The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations.
The British Council has been working to build trust and co-operation between the UK and countries in the Americas since 1940. Today we have 320 people in twelve countries, from Canada in the north to Chile and Argentina in the south.
We’re here to help governments, corporations, institutions and millions of people respond to the many challenges that the continent faces as it enjoys a period of unprecedented growth and stability. We see people who want a good education and the skills to get a job and join the global community. We see progressive leaders seeking innovation to transform education and training systems and build more equitable societies.
Hundreds of thousands of teachers need retraining to teach English and 21st century skills, while their schools and universities are eager to internationalise. And artists and creative people everywhere desire the mutually enriching exchanges that build creative economies and help us to see our world and each other in new ways.
For all of us, our prosperity and happiness are founded on trust and co-operation. That’s why, with our many partners in the UK and the region, we’re embarking on a strategy for growth and innovation to help respond to these challenges. Our aim is to strengthen cultural relations with the Americas in ways which will enable more people in the UK to learn and benefit from their contacts with the region. If you would like to join us, we’d like to hear from you.
Read the British Council Americas Strategy for 2013/2014.