From U.S. culture, history, society, geography, to information on studying in the U.S.A., our American Corner is designed as a virtual American Center where visitors are welcome to learn more about America and its people. It's not only a portal to reach fascinating U.S. resources, a place to tour the American arts and music through virtual exhibits and web casts; but also a location to exchange thoughts and opinions with various American professionals via chat room programs.
Sponsored jointly by a U.S. Embassy and a host-country organization, "American Corners" serve as information outposts similar to a public library reference service. These information centers serve as meeting places and "libraries" for host-country nationals who are interested in learning more about the United States.
Our American Corner
Given the high rate of Internet connectivity in Taiwan, the American Cultural Center pioneered a "Virtual" American Corner. In choosing the virtual approach, we took into account the relatively long history and close ties between the people of the U.S. and the people on Taiwan, the high frequency of travel and professional exchanges, the large number of U.S. trained academics, and the 60,000 some U.S. citizens residing in Taiwan. The great number of existing American Studies and cultural entities on the island also propelled us toward the virtual idea.