The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations.
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.
Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact.
We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation.
We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to work with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.