The American Institute for me is not only a place for English but also feels like a home and a family to me.  This is especially true for people who come to study here from abroad.  For me, here is a place that I found my first international best friends, and it was really interesting to get to know them.  Here is not only a place to learn English, but you can also learn a variety of things about people from different cultures and nations.  You can know about their various ways of living, and become familiar with their different English-speaking accents.