What We Do

Website Option D (1)Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Camp

MOOC Camps are free online courses offered by U.S. universities. It is a combination of online course content, thought- provoking case studies, discussions, and activities that would challenge participants to learn from both the online course and in- person meet ups.


21Connecting Corners

Connecting Corners is a digital engagement program that connects American Spaces in the Philippines and other locations, to virtually engage in meaningful and informative dialogues on various relevant and important themes and topics.

20iASEAN Youth Connect

American Spaces connect youth in the Philippines with other youth throughout the ASEAN to build and engage in conversations and exchange ideas on topics important to the region. #iASEANYouthConnect


Website Option D-2U.S. Embassy Talks (Mission Speaker Program)

Get to know our Mission speakers! It aims at promoting and building understanding on topics that are important to both the U.S. and the Philippines. This series introduces a wide range of conversations to diverse and broad audiences including decision makers, government officials, NGOs, students and youth in the Philippines. It also features speakers from the U.S. embassy and experts from the United States.

19Maker Monday Brainery

In partnership with U.S. and local Makerspace and STEAM education experts, advocates, organizations, and communities, American Center Manila hosts the Maker Monday Brainery program that focuses on teaching 21st Century skills like 3D Rendering and Printing, Rapid Fabrication, Robotics, Coding, Educational Technology applications, and Design Thinking among many others; opening opportunities for learners to apply their skills in identifying real world problems and developing solutions for their communities to create positive change. #MakerMonday

11Maker@Corner Caravan

We’re gearing up to gather makers from all over the country! Find the nearest American Space in your area and participate in our Maker@Corner Caravan! Maker@Corner is a whole day program hosted at American Corners for selected students and educators. The program focuses on teaching 21st Century skills like 3D Rendering and Printing, Rapid Fabrication, Robotics, Coding, Educational Technology applications, and Design Thinking among many others. #Maker@CornerPH


DIYDIY Makerspace

Innovation through DIYs. The program provides training opportunities for individuals and communities to equip them with different technical skills to help them develop, produce, and implement their own low-cost innovations and projects; and promote locally made products.

3Tech Thursdays

Get your geek on every Thursday at the American Center Manila! Learn about the coolest and most amazing technologies that change and shape our everyday lives! #TechThursday


8Civil Society Certification Workshop

Be a certified digital change maker! The Smithsonian Civil Society Certification Workshop trains young digizens how to use photography and video as tools for civic engagement. Through American Spaces in the Philippines, this curriculum encourage participants to be empowered and consider myriad ways that individual contributions support broader national efforts to develop civil society.

23Go Green Initiative

The Go Green Initiative is a country-wide challenge to American Spaces in the Philippines to engage community members in environmental awareness, protection, and conservation activities. Through a series social media “challenge” campaigns, and environmental programs and projects, American Spaces adopt green practices and raise the public’s awareness about the economic and long-term benefits of going green based on the pay it forward concept. #GoGreen


2STEAM Book Club for Girls

Engage in discussions on books that centers on women in STEAM and women’s empowerment. Share thoughts, reflections, and learnings as you meet you met new friends, STEAM experts, learn new skills, and discover your full potential in science and technology.

17American Film Showcase (AFS)

People to people engagement through film – AFS curates a collection of contemporary American documentary and independent narrative films and enlists American film professionals to lead this film-based exchange. American Spaces in the Philippines lead screenings, filmmaking workshops, and discussions on relevant social issues engaging diverse audiences and promoting dialogue. #AFS #AFSPhilippines


Invention storiesInvention Stories: A Maker’s Journey to Innovation (STEAM Upcycling Program)

Start your journey to innovation! The STEAM Upcycling program is an intensive 9-month maker program that covers essential knowledge and skills training on Design Thinking, Illustration, 2D/3D Design, Robotics, Programming, and Electronics. Learn fabrication techniques and be able to showcase your invention/project of your own design in an innovation fair.


Connect, Explore, and Discover! Discover various U.S. Embassy opportunities, programs and services like the American Spaces Philippines, Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), EducationUSA, and English Language Resources. Connect with various program representatives and Explore ways to join, promote, and collaborate!


9.pngE&E (English & Education) Wednesday

Engage in a dialogue with English Language and Education experts from the U.S. and the Philippines to help improve your teaching and learning skills!

7EducationUSA Enrichment Series

Studying in the United States? Join the EducationUSA Enrichment Series! American Spaces host several learning sessions on enhancing your skills to help you ace that application to the U.S. university that best fits you!


18Social Media Engagement

Want to know the full extent of your social media influence? The American Spaces Philippines social media community serves as an avenue for its wide network to raise awareness through the use of social media. It encourages more individuals to get involved and maximize the full potential of social media in shedding light to various issues.

16U.S. Alumni Series

Hear the stories of U.S. Program Alumni as they gather and host a series of talks and round table discussions to share about their experience as participants in various U.S. Embassy exchange programs and educational opportunities.


12eLibraryUSA Literacy Program

Have you found what you’re looking for? Learn more about the eLibraryUSA. Know how to effectively access and use this available digital resource for free at American Corners!


13U.S. Cultural Exhibits

Learn more about the culture, values, and people of the United States as presented through the several cultural exhibits that showcase the beauty, history, and diversity of the United States.


4#ACelebration of Partnerships

Each year, American Spaces from all over the Philippines celebrate their annual anniversaries to recognize years of strong and continuing partnership with the United States Embassy in the Philippines.


Website Option D-3The Human Library

Interested in a certain issue but can’t find enough answers in books? Try The Human Library. It aims to create dialogue between “human books” and participants to further enhance the participant’s knowledge regarding certain topics that the human books experience. http://humanlibrary.org/


AC ConferenceAmerican Spaces PH Annual Conference

American Spaces from all over the Philippines gather once a year to celebrate successes, and challenges, and to learn from one another through sharing of best practices, skills enhancement workshops, planing sessions, and multi-level activities that build teamwork and collaboration.