Shenyang Public Outreach and Programs

The U.S. Consulate regularly engages with the local community to share information about American culture and society, as well as education opportunities.  We welcome visitors to attend public programs at the Consulate.  The Consulate hosts regular outreach programs in English, including weekly Thursday evening lectures, monthly movie nights and quarterly book clubs.  In addition, Consulate officers also enjoy visiting local institutions to give talks and attend programs.

The Consulate Speakers Program helps connect the U.S. Consulate community with Chinese audiences in schools, universities, libraries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and groups throughout Northeast China. The goal of our program is to broaden local understanding of the United States, as well as to promote dialogue and sharing of ideas between Chinese and Americans. The Consulate Speakers Program also provides an opportunity for English language students to practice their English skills and think critically about global issues. Chinese language speakers are also available for discussions.

Consulate speakers are available to speak on a wide variety of topics in locations throughout Northeast China. Possible discussion topics include: Sino-U.S. Relations, U.S. Government, the Role of the U.S. Consulate, Life and Culture in the United States, the U.S. Economy, Health and Medicine, English Conversation, and Studying in the United States, among others. Other topic suggestions are welcome. Speakers from the U.S. Consulate will present background information about the desired topic and then engage the audience in thoughtful discussions on the issue. They can address any size group – from single classrooms to large assemblies of students or professionals. The Consulate Speakers Program is a free service offered by the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang.

If you or your organization is interested in participating in the Consulate Speakers Program, please complete the form at this link: U.S. Consulate General Shenyang, Consulate Speakers Program (PDF 219 KB) and send it to We will contact you soon after you send your request.

General Information

The American Center at the U.S. Consulate in Shenyang holds a diverse collection of books, magazines, DVDs and other informational products about the United States.  The center specializes in providing information on American politics, economics, and social and cultural life. The American Center is open to the public on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00pm, and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:00pm. No appointments during those times are necessary. However, if you will be coming in a group of five or more people, we ask that you please inform us in advance by emailing or calling (024) 2322-2976 (or sending us a fax at (024) 2322-1505). For all visitors, please present your identification card or passport at the main entrance to the Consulate for entry.

The American Center is closed on American and Chinese Holidays.

 *Please note that the American Center does NOT answer or discuss visa questions.