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  • The 2017 Open Doors data

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    The 2017 Open Doors Report shows a 3.4% increase in the number of international students coming to the U.S for higher education: 1,078,822 international students enrolled in United States higher education institutions in 2016/17 compared to 1,043,839 students in 2015/16.
  • #Save J1 Campaign

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    The Alliance coalition has done considerable work to advocate for exchange programs in response to potential threats as part the Buy American and Hire American (BAHA) Executive Order. Members developed and released the Save J1 video. It is a powerful message about the impact of these programs. To view the video - click on the "Read more" button below.
  • Annual Meeting Recap Video

    The Alliance Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. on October 25-26, 2017 at the Westin City Center Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. If you missed it - watch the recap video!!
  • New NAFSA Economic Impact Analysis

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    New data recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators indicate that the more than one million international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year contributed $36.9 billion to the U.S. economy, while at the same time supporting more than 450,000 jobs.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:58

Please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/29/2017.
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.

Mirchaye Sahlu
Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:28

New data recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators indicate that the more than one million international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year contributed $36.9 billion to the U.S. economy, while at the same time supporting more than 450,000 jobs. These numbers represent a 12.4% increase in job support and creation and a 12.5% increase in dollars contributed to the economy compared to the previous academic year.

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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