The Mission of ACBEU
Provide quality education, spreading culture and innovate in the training of citizens.
The Vision of the ACBEU
Be the benchmark in the development of natural educational solutions that delight people.
The values of ACBEU
- People and teams in 1st place.
- Ethics and transparency in the actions.
- Passion for what we do.
- Innovative Spirit.
- Stimulating continuing education.
ACBEU was founded in August 1, 1941 in Salvador, Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, a city that has long represented a highly significant role in Brazilian history and culture. The Brazil-United States Cultural Association (ACBEU) is a binational center of public, cultural and educational use without profit.
As the name suggests, the main objective of the institution is to strengthen the ties between Brazil and the United States. ACBEU achieves this objective by promoting wide and rich variety of bicultural programs and educational exchanges, as well as teaching English and Portuguese as a foreign language. ACBEU is very proud to have taught English to more than 260,000 people since 1941 and intends to continue being a model to be followed in the XXI century.
ACBEU sponsors a wide variety of cultural events both in partnerships with public institutions such as the Federal University (UFBa), the State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS) and the Cultural Foundation of the State of Bahia, as with private organizations.
In addition, ACBEU also offers full scholarships to needy students, which represent 5% (five percent) of approximately 7,000 students per semester.
Both governments, municipal and state, graced ACBEU with the title of "Public Utility Institution", which places it in a privileged position in the community. In addition, the PAS (Public Affairs Section, former USIS - The United States Information Service), responsible for cultural and educational programs of the United States abroad, which has been working alongside ACBEU for almost 60 years, rated this binational center as "outstanding"- one of the cultural and educational institutions that stand out in their area of operation in Brazil.