American Corner Pristina provides an extensive collection on U.S., a wide range of electronic databases and free Internet access for research. It has regular programming activities, focused on English language learning, lectures, film showings, conversation clubs, debates, webinars, gaming and more.
American Corner Pristina is a section within the National Library of Kosova established to build and strengthen relationships between the U.S. and Kosovo, showcase American culture and values, promote English language learning, encourage study in the United States, and foster goodwill and mutual understanding.
American Corner Pristina exemplifies the U.S. commitment to a core tenet of democracy: a citizen’s right to free access to information. It provides authoritative information about the United States and connects American and Kosovo citizens, and build bridges of mutual respect and understanding. It aims to achieve the following goals:
- Provide accurate, compelling, timely, and audience-appropriate information about the United States—its history, culture, society, and values.
- Facilitate English language learning through access to English language speakers, resources, computers, and the Internet.
- Promote U.S. higher education through EducationalUSA advising by providing international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current guidance on applying to U.S. colleges and universities.
- Foster people-to-people connections, increase understanding, and build respect with host-country audiences through cultural programs.
Support continued engagement with U.S. government alumni, connecting them to local audiences through alumni programs where credible, local voices can share firsthand information about the United States and American values.
American Corner Pristina has strong partnership with many organizations.
American Corner Pristina has two funding sources. One is through the National Library of Kosova; the other is through U.S. Embassy Pristina.
The National Library, as a host institution, covers most of management and recurrent costs, including, but not limited to, staff salary, space cost, utilities, maintenance, supplies, etc.
U.S. Embassy Pristina provides support funding for resources, books, magazines, internet access, programing, supplies, equipment and furniture.