American Center Korea


With the social distancing level raised, the American Center Korea is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 until further notice.

Welcome to the American Center Korea!

The American Center Korea (ACK) is your main resource in South Korea for information on U.S. education, policy, people and culture.  As a comfortable, tech-forward space for open dialogue, idea generation and innovation, the ACK organizes a wide variety of activities, including discussions on pressing policy issues, speaker series, workshops, movie nights, discussion clubs, the diverse universe of U.S. education options and more.  The ACK, together with its satellite American Corners in Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, and Pyeongtaek, uses these activities and information to convey a more accurate picture of the U.S. commitment to this strategically vital ally nation.  The American Center Korea has facilities that help Koreans and others learn information and skills.  It is a place for social interaction, sometimes with U.S. government officials, sometimes with experts, and sometimes just with your friends, where you can think and work creatively, build cultural bridges, collaborate and make new acquaintances.  Our visitor friendly space is free and open to everyone.  We welcome your visit.

Stay Connected

  • KakaoPlus Friend ID: @아메리칸스페이스
  • Address [Map]: 3, Hangang-daero 72-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea(a government-issued photo ID card is required for entry.)
  • Email:
  • Call (02) 397-4649
ACK Programs & Events

Let’s Talk Series, Diversity Series, Feminism Offline Series, English Lounge Series, Makerspace Series, Field Trip and more are organized for the general public.

ACK Youth Coordinator

ACK Youth Coordinators (YCs) are a group of young volunteers at American Center Korea of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. American Center Korea began this volunteer program in July 2006 to engage with university students and to provide opportunities for YCs to explore U.S. society, history, and culture through participating in diverse public diplomacy programs. After successfully completing one year of volunteer work, YC members receive official certificates from the U.S. Embassy.

ACK Collections

American Center Korea’s collection includes over 4,000 books and reference materials, newspapers, magazines, U.S. government publications, and DVDs. We also make available a variety of electronic devices such as laptops, iPads, and Mac computers. Please note that all materials are for in-library use only, and visitors are welcome to use them at any time during opening hours. American Center Korea no longer offers circulation/membership card services.

Location & Hours

  • American Center Location: 3, Hangang-daero 72-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Click here for directions.)
  • Public Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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