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  • Advocacy Day 2017

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Alliance members come together on Advocacy Day to educate Members of Congress about the value of federally- and privately-funded State Department exchanges in their respective districts and states. Join us on March 8-9, 2017 and become an even stronger voice for international exchanges!
  • Cabinet Exit Memo by Secretary of State John Kerry

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    Cabinet members from various departments and agencies submitted Exit Memos to President Barack Obama, detailing the progress accomplished in their respective entities during the Obama administration. The memo by Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the strides made by the State Department in deepening people-to-people ties.
  • Citizen Diplomacy Award: Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities

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    The greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI), Inc. was selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award, an honor granted by the U.S. Department of State. Award recognizes international work that furthers U.S. foreign policy objectives and strengthens important relationships around the globe”.
  • Ireland and the United States Sign Extension for the IWTP

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    A new agreement between Ireland and the United States will add a three-year extension to the twelve month Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) program, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:58

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/11/2017.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20

The greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI), Inc. was selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award, an honor granted by the Bureau of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. On January 10, 2017, Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, presented the award recognizing the work of “American citizens and organizations engaged in international work that furthers U.S.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:08

Cabinet members from various departments and agencies submitted Exit Memos to President Barack Obama last week, detailing the progress accomplished in their respective entities during the Obama administration. The memo by Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the strides made by the State Department in advancing national security, alleviating conflicts around the world, strengthening U.S. international partnerships, expanding opportunities for American citizens, and defending universal values.

Au Pairs Ready for the Hayday Festival

The Alliance Exchange Voice - Giving Voice to the Power of Exchange

Au pairs volunteer at the Marin Hayday Fair

With the sun shining bright, over 2,500 local residents in California’s North Bay Area took full advantage of the hot weather and enjoyed Marin’s annual Hayday event. The old-fashioned county fair is held in a local pasture, and the funds raised support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services. A little heat didn’t discourage a group of au pairs from joining in the festivities, meeting local residents and volunteering at a number of stations during the event.

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