The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries.
We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals, policy makers plus millions of young people every year teaching English and running Arts, Education and Society programmes.
Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.
We have been in France since 1944. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in France.