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  • Student with study abroad goal attends State of the Union

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    Chelsey Davis, a student at Pellissippi State Community College who wants to encourage other students in community colleges to study abroad, attended the State of the Union address as a special guest of the Obama family.
  • U.S. & Mexico collaborate to increase exchange opportunities

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    Presidents Obama & Peña Nieto reaffirmed their mutual commitment to increasing exchange opportunities for American and Mexican students this week.
  • Studying and interning abroad boost employability

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    New research finds that studying and interning abroad improve students’ rankings on key skills deemed important by employers when making hiring decisions, and that international experiences were also linked to lower unemployment rates.
  • More online students participating in study abroad

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    An increasing number of online students are pursuing international experiences through study abroad and exchange programs, using the same scholarship opportunities available to their on-campus peers.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:33

Dr. Dan Davidson, president of the American Councils for International Education, testified last week in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, discussing the merits of people-to-people exchanges and their ability to foster “positive social and economic changes.” He urged the subcommittee to increase support for exchanges in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, recent areas of conflict.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:11

International students are enrolling in U.S. institutions at an unprecedented rate, spurred largely by increasing Chinese enrollments and scholarships awarded by Gulf States, like Saudi Arabia, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:48

► Students who study or work abroad have lower unemployment rates and earn higher quality jobs than their non-mobile peers, according to a study conducted by the UK Higher Education International Unit.

AuPairCare Au Pairs Brave the Winter Chill!

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

Au Pairs Brave the Winter Chill!

Cultural exchange is at the core of the au pair program, and each winter provides opportunities to show au pairs from warm-weather countries what fun this season can be. AuPairCare’s Westport, CT cluster took advantage of the snow and cold and went ice skating for their monthly event. AuPairCare au pairs from Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, Germany and Switzerland gathered to skate. It was the first time skating for many of the au pairs. Skill levels varied from hugging the rail to quick learners to zipping around the rink, but everyone agreed that they had a great time!

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