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  • Ilir Zherka Named Alliance Executive Director

    The Alliance for International Exchange Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ilir Zherka as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2016.
  • "People-to-people ties benefit the entire global community"

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    In an interview with The PIE News, Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan highlighted the value of international exchange and people-to-people exchange for U.S. foreign policy, and the role they play in providing students with skills and competencies to become future leaders.
  • Alliance changes organizational name

    After a vote of the full membership that concluded last week’s Membership Meeting, we are now the Alliance for International Exchange!
  • Obama calls YSEALI fellows “extraordinary” leaders

    Image Credit: White House official photo
    President Obama noted the “extraordinary” leadership skills of exchange participants during a question and answer session with 75 fellows from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) in Washington, DC this week.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:56

In its November 18 issue, The Atlantic addressed increases in international student enrollment on U.S. campuses, relying heavily on data from the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2015 Open Doors report released last week [the Alliance reported].

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:19

Virtual exchanges are enhancing elementary and middle school classrooms in the U.S., connecting students with people across the world and offering valuable international perspectives, according to recent articles in Education Week and The PIE News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:56

► In an interview with The PIE News, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan highlighted the value of international education and exchanges.

Au Pairs Visiting the Historical Indian Caverns in Ohio

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

Ohio au pairs explore historical caves outside of Columbus

This summer, a group of au pairs in Columbus, Ohio learned about the history of their temporary home in the United States by visiting the Olentangy Indian Caverns. Au pairs from Poland, Denmark, South Africa, Germany and Brazil enjoyed a guided tour where they wandered through caves formed millions of years ago by an underground river cutting through solid limestone rock.

“The Columbus Au Pairs really enjoyed the tour and were amazed to learn how old the Caverns were” said Area Director Monika Jakesova:

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