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  • Register now for 2014 Membership Meeting!

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    Registration is now open for the 2014 Alliance Membership Meeting, to be held October 30-31 in Washington, DC. Learn more about the event and register today!
  • Under Secretary Stengel: Exchanges “gold standard”

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    Public diplomacy remains paramount to U.S. interests at home and abroad, according to Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.
  • Studying and interning abroad boost employability

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    New research finds that studying and interning abroad improve students’ rankings on key skills deemed important by employers when making hiring decisions, and that international experiences were also linked to lower unemployment rates.
  • Experience abroad makes you more creative, more employable

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    A growing body of research indicates that study and work abroad experiences foster an “ability to think more complexly and creatively,” which can lead to more professional success.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:41

The Fulbright Program remains vital to the U.S.’ educational, scientific, economic, and political partnerships, according to Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Sonenshine recently wrote a blog post in the Huffington Post underlining the positive impacts of the program on public diplomacy:

Lisa Heyn
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:52

The Government of Russia has decided to cancel Russian participation in the 2015-16 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) high school program, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Russian high school students currently in the U.S. on the 2014-15 FLEX program can continue their stay and finish their program.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:43

► Studying and interning abroad positively impact both short and long-term employability, as well as job mobility, according to a new impact study conducted on the Erasmus program.

J-1 participant Sigolene Jomain receives her InterExplorer contest award

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

Hundreds of exchange participants participate in InterExplorer Contest

This summer, hundreds of J-1 cultural exchange participants shared photos and videos of all the things they do to learn about and experience American culture throughout their time on their programs as part of the inaugural InterExplorer Contest. The game was an interactive, engaging way for participants to showcase the diversity of activities they did to learn about the U.S.

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