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  • The Brexit and its implications for international education

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    The British referendum to leave the European Union will have consequences for higher education in Europe, the United States, and beyond, according to the PIE News. The historic results create significant challenges for UK universities that worry about Britain’s reputation as an open and welcoming partner.
  • Celebrate J Day on August 1st!

    J Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of international exchange. Participants will come together with their local communities to raise awareness of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program. Participate in an event near you!
  • Grants & Scholarships Positively Affect Study Abroad

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    Institutional grants and scholarship programs are increasing participation in study abroad, diversifying participant pool, and helping students prepare for future career choices, according to two reports released during the 2016 NAFSA conference.
  • China-U.S. Consultation on People-to-People Exchanges 2016

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    Achievements and further expansions in exchange programs between citizens of the United States and the People’s Republic of China were discussed by top diplomats at the China-U.S. Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) last week in Beijing.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 08:34

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/19/2016.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email opina@alliance-exchange.org 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.

Erika Poitevien
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:48

Dozens of officials from colleges and universities in the United States have traveled to Cuba in order to strengthen and restore cultural ties, a goal that the U.S. has been trying to achieve for many years now due largely to new partnerships forming between higher education institutions in both nations, according to Education Dive.

Oriana Pina
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 16:34

The House of Representative’s Committee on Appropriations released the 2017 fiscal year report for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The Committee recommended a total of $602.79 million for Educational and Cultural Exchange programs. In total, the Committee recommendations for Academic programs totaled $311,441 million, while Professional and Cultural Exchanges totaled $208,240 million.

Please see below for more details on the Committee Report:

Au pairs enjoy a home run outing!

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

Au Pairs enjoy a home run outing!

America loves baseball, and to kick off the 2016 season a group of au pairs in the San Francisco Bay Area enjoyed the sights and sounds of this favorite pastime! It was a warm and sunny Sunday in March when a group of over 25 au pairs attended a University of California Berkeley baseball game. The group showed up ready and excited, many dressed in Blue and Gold to cheer on the hometown Cal Berkeley Bears. They were eager to show their pride but also equally enthusiastic about learning the rules of the American sport.

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