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  • Young African Leaders Initiative: Presidential Summit in DC

    Image Credit: 2014 MWF |Yali
    The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program launched by President Barack Obama in 2010 to empower young entrepreneurial African leaders, is holding its 2016 Presidential Summit in Washington D.C. this week. The Summit welcomes 1,000 fellows from the initiative’s flagship program, the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF).
  • Universities re-examine safety for study abroad programs

    Image Credit: Ahmed Ali | AP
    In light of the recent terrorist attacks and threats in countries like France, Italy, Belgium, the UK, and Bangladesh, higher education institutions in the United States are reevaluating security measures and crisis management procedures for their study abroad programs
  • UK Prime Minister May, Alumna of U.S. Professional Exchange

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    The recently appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Honorable Theresa May, is an alumna of the 2004 cohort of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Meridian, in conjunction with Global Ties U.S., have hosted 172 current and former heads of state as members of IVLP delegations.
  • It's Summer Work Travel Welcoming Season!

    Image Credit: Jane Cowan | Virginian Pilot
    Atlantic City, Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks are just three of many cities nationwide that are preparing to welcome thousands of J-1 visa Summer Work Travel participants. Each year nearly 300,000 students from all over the world travel to the United States to participate in cultural-exchange programs.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:44

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/23/2016.

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.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:36

In a foreign policy address at Youngstown State University yesterday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump proposed implementing extreme screenings and ideological testing for visa applicants, as well as a temporary suspension of visa processing from regions with a history of terrorism. Trump defended these new vetting mechanisms as a way to prevent any sympathizers of terrorist groups or those with hostile attitudes towards the United States from entering the country.

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:07

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/16/2016.

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.

Au pairs enjoy a home run outing!

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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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