There are seven American Spaces in the Republic of Korea. American Spaces provide welcoming environments where visitors can connect and learn about the United States through programs and lectures, as well as through books, movies, and magazines. Hosted in embassies, schools, libraries, and other partner institutions worldwide, American Spaces are platforms for providing information and engagement through activities, such as;
The American Center Korea (ACK) is an advanced physical platform for effective public diplomacy engagement with Korean target audiences in support of United States foreign policy objectives. The ACK is a physical location and a collaborative laboratory where all citizens can explore and be inspired by new ideas, skills, and opportunities that have the power to bring positive change to individual lives, communities, the host country, bilateral and regional relations, and global challenges. The ACK also enhances training and transfer of both hard and soft skills. Through Makerspace, the ACK offers hands-on experience with various digital media such as 3-D printers and virtual reality.
Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and participating Korean public libraries, American Corners in the Republic of Korea are a joint partnership for sharing information, entertainment, culture, and educational resources with Korean citizens. There are presently six American Corners in the Republic of Korea. The first American Corner opened in Busan at the Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal Library on February 5, 2004; the second in Daegu at the Daegu Metropolitan Jungang Library on March 19, 2004; the third in Gwangju at the Gwangju Metropolitan Mudeung Library on September 17, 2004; the fourth in Pyeongtaek at Pyeongtaek Municipal Baedari Library on June 23, 2020; the fifth in Gangneung at Gangneung Municipal Moru Library on June 10, 2021; and the sixth in Jeju at Halla Library on November 4, 2021. The mission of each American Corner is to promote mutual understanding between the United States and Korea, and to offer resources and programs supporting cultural exchange.