Young woman smiling at the camera - About us British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

We have been working in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago since 1989 and in Cuba since 1998. Every year we connect with thousands of English language teachers, students, academics, artists and creators from all over the Caribbean. 

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