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American Resource Center
The American Resource Center (State Dept.)

American Resource Center

The American Resource Center (ARC) is administered by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova. The mission of the ARC is to provide information about the United States of America – its society, politics, history, economy, democratic traditions, holidays, and other issues of interest to the Moldovan audience.

ARC patrons include educators, students, Moldovan government officials, members of the Moldovan media, representatives of non-governmental organizations, legal professionals, librarians, and the general Moldovan public.

To facilitate the research needs of our growing audience, the ARC provides access to a variety of traditional and electronic resources, including several online databases. The ARC also provides internet access and basic computer accessibility at six public workstations.  Additionally, the ARC has a wide collection of books and DVDs, which are available for loan to registered ARC patrons.
The ARC also hosts programs to introduce and highlight different aspects of American culture, including movie screenings, book discussion clubs, digital video conferences, speaker events, and themed exhibitions.

The ARC is open Monday from 13.00 to 17.00, Tuesday-Friday from 10.00-17.00.  Lunch from 12.00 to 13.00. 
The ARC is closed on all U.S. and Moldovan holidays.

ARC Events

  • Friday Conversation Hour
    Friday Conversation Hour

    Friday Conversation Hour: If you are looking for a place to practice speaking English with a native speaker, the Conversation Hour is an excellent choice. Come join our native speakers for an hour to polish your English conversation skills related to a variety of topics. 

  • The After School Book Club
    The After School Book Club

    The After School Book Club : Have you ever felt like discussing books/articles with your peers? Well look no further, the American Resource Center’s After School Book Club will give anyone and everyone the chance to read and discuss various writings with friends. Those who wish to participate at the After School Book Club should register with the ARC before the book club meeting. 

  • English Debate Club
    English Debate Club

    English Debate Club: The ARC's Debate Club invites you to join us as we continue to offer everybody the opportunity to voice their thoughts on current/fresh topics. At our English Debate Club, you can sharpen your skills related to critical thinking, effective communication, independent research, and teamwork. We use Karl Popper's debate format. We meet every Wednesday from 3pm to 4.30 pm.  

  • Movie Screening
    Movie Screening

    Movie Screening: For the movie lovers twice a month we offer movie screenings. All the movies are in English with English subtitles. 

Contact Information

  • American Resource Center
    75, Alexei Mateevici str.
    2nd Floor
    MD-2009, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

    Tel: (+373 22) 851-705
    Fax: (+373 22) 851-720


  • ARC Direction Map
    ARC Directions
    Please use the back yard entrance of the building that leads directly into the stairway (where the ARC sign is installed).

The American Resource Center

American Corners

  • American Corners (State Dept.)

    The American Corner program is sponsored worldwide by the U.S. Department of State and is a partnership between country's host institution and the U.S. Embassy.
    The purpose of the Corners is to provide free information to the general public about the United States through books, magazines, DVDs, and complimentary access to the Internet.