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American Reference Center

The American Reference Center (ARC) is your guide to learning more about the United States and exploring online resources free of charge. The ARC is located in the U.S. Embassy Nairobi and serves students, teachers, researchers, journalists, business professionals and individuals simply interested in broadening their horizons on any topic.

The ARC offers a wide array of information on subjects including:

  • Democracy and governance
  • Human rights
  • Business, management and entrepreneurship
  • English teaching and learning
  • How to study in the United States
  • Law, legislation and justice
  • Health and HIV/AIDS
  • Media and information technology
  • U.S. society and values

Membership to the ARC is free by filling out the online membership form and includes free internet, eLibraryUSA, eGranary, 4000 books, U.S. magazines, videos and audiobooks.

Staff at the ARC is available to answer any questions. Contact information:

The ARC does not answer queries about visas to the United States or about other consular matters. For consular information, please check the Consular pages of our website.

Contact Us

  • American Reference Center
    United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
    P.O Box 606, Village Market
    00621 Nairobi, Kenya
    Telephone: +254-20-3636439/205/197
    Fax: 254-20-3636501 (Note: Please don't use this Fax line for Visa related queries)

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