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  • First Lady praises study abroad during trip to China

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    During her trip to China, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke about the importance of giving students the option to study abroad. The first Lady praised study abroad programs, saying they are the key to success in a global economy.
  • Kerry highlights exchanges in Congressional testimony

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    In hist testimonies before Congress on President Obama's FY15 budget request, Secretary of State Kerry stressed the administrations investments in people-to-peoples ties and educational exchanges.
  • Road show advocacy across the U.S.

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    Lisa Heyn of the Alliance and a group of exchange participants and practitioners met with Rep. Charlie Dent in his Allentown, PA office to talk about the importance of State Department exchanges.
  • Rick Stengel becomes Under Secretary of State for PD & PA

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    One April 15, Rick Stengel, former managing editor of Time magazine, was sworn in as new Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:11

Yesterday in Kyiv, Vice President Joseph Biden announced a “Crisis Support Package” for Ukraine. The package includes the intent to liberalize the bilateral visa regime between the two countries.

The White House announcement of the package contains a brief section on “People to People Ties”:

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:15

► Rick Stengel, former managing editor of Time magazine, was sworn-in as new Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 09:10

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/11/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email and provide the item number located above the announcement. Requests are processed on a daily basis. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Au Pairs Build-A-Bear for Charity

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Au pairs make teddy bears for charity in their New Jersey community

Au pairs from five different countries, their host children and host parents recently came together in New Jersey to make and donate teddy bears for children in need, showing their care for others and their wish to bring a smile into the lives of the less fortunate.

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