In 1974, American Councils developed the first exchanges between scholars from the former Soviet Union and the US. Today, we support collaborative education with some of the world's most strategically important nations and regions.  

Our vision

We are helping to build a world of globally competent citizens, successful institutions, and responsible nations. We believe that international education should be accessible for all. That is why our mission is to advance scholarly research and cross-border learning through the design and implementation of educational programs grounded in key world languages, cultures, and regions.

Through international training, cultural exchange, immersion learning, and public diplomacy, we broaden individual perspectives and foster personal and intellectual growth. On a grand scale, these efforts strengthen international and national security, build prosperity, and promote peace.