American Diplomacy Houses, the nationwide network of public diplomacy centers in Seoul, Busan, Gwangju, Pyeongtaek, Gangneung, and Jeju, are the U.S. Embassy’s leading platform for Korean youth to learn more about America’s foreign policy, the enduring U.S.-ROK alliance, and how to take part in global conversations about challenges like climate change, regional security, diversity and activism, advanced science and technology, and more.
The American Diplomacy House Seoul (ADH Seoul) is U.S. Embassy Seoul’s principal public diplomacy space and hosts innovative programs like experiential group activities, diplomacy simulations, and lectures from foreign policy thought leaders. Many of our programs also feature virtual components that can be viewed from anywhere.
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American Diplomacy House Network
There is an American Diplomacy House in Seoul, and five American Corners located in Busan, Gwangju, Pyeongtaek, Gangneung, and Jeju. Each center provides a welcoming environment where visitors can connect with one another and learn about the United States through public lectures, movie screenings, and discussion groups as well as browse American books, movies, and magazines.
American Diplomacy House Seoul
The American Diplomacy House Seoul (ADH Seoul) leads programming that gives Korean youth the tools and connections they need to build their careers and play a constructive role in dealing with the world’s most pressing global challenges. ADH Seoul equips South Korea’s emerging voices with knowledge and leadership skills through innovative programs such as experiential group activities, diplomacy simulations, lectures from foreign policy thought leaders, and much more.
American Corners in Busan, Gwangju, Pyeongtaek, Gangneung and Jeju
The public diplomacy centers that make up the nationwide network of American Diplomacy House in Seoul, and American Corners in Busan, Gwangju, Pyeongtaek, Gangneung and Jeju are public spaces for Korean youth to learn more about the U.S.-ROK alliance and how they can become part of a global conversation on issues like climate change, regional security, and more.
In addition to ADH Seoul which is operated by Embassy, there are presently five American Corners in regions of ROK that we run based upon partnership with local host institutions.
The first American Corner opened in Busan at the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library on February 5, 2004. The Embassy also collaborates with local institutions to host American Diplomacy Houses in: