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  • U.S. Ambassadors Urge Congress to Fund Exchanges

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    International exchange programs got a huge boost of support this week as 163 former U.S. ambassadors sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to support full funding in fiscal year 2018 for the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).
  • 2017 Alliance Annual Meeting

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Alliance Annual Meeting - a platform for the international exchange community to network and engage in programmatic and policy discussions with representatives from the U.S. Department of State. We are thrilled to welcome Annual Meeting veterans and newcomers alike to Washington, D.C. on October 25-26, 2017 at the Westin City Center Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.
  • Internationalization on U.S. Campuses Accelerating

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    American Council on Education released their Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: 2017 Edition report. The survey shows that universities are seeking now more than ever to internationalize their institution, particularly through study abroad programs.
  • Supreme Court Partially Approves Administration’s Travel Ban

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    On June 26, the Supreme Court issued a preliminary ruling on the cases against the Administration's second Executive Order. The order originally blocked entry of all refugees and travelers from 6 countries. The Court allowed the Travel Ban to go through, but it will only affect people who don't have a connection in the U.S.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Edward Adutwum
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:05

The Institute of International Education (IIE) released a 2017 update to its 2014 report, Charting New Pathways to High Education: International Secondary Students in the United States. The update found “a strong increase” in international students on F-1 visas enrolling in high schools across the United State

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:52

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/16/2017

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, 08/09/2017 - 09:29

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/9/2017

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

 

Au pair weave blankets for families in need

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

International au pairs weave themselves into their new community

It was a chilly day in the city of Preston, Washington, when a group of international au pairs came together to warm the hearts of their new community. They arrived to their local Area Director Ashley’s home for brunch to fuel a morning of volunteering their time for the Eastside Baby Corner. The group of 17 au pairs hailing from Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Poland, France, Thailand, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium and South Africa got to know each other during their brunch, as many had newly arrived to the Seattle area.

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