July 2011

The Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that it currently has two vacancies for full-time permanent Participant Monitoring Specialists in the Youth Programs Division (PY) in the Office of Citizen Exchanges of

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New York, New York (July 20, 2011)—AIPT and CDS have shed their long-held names in favor of a new name for their recently merged organizations: Cultural Vistas. The mission of Cultural Vistas is to enrich minds, advance global skills, build careers, and connect lives through international exchange.

Earlier today, the House Foreign Relations Committee marked up H.R. 2583, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2012.

H.R. 2583 would fund international and cultural exchange programs at $600 million, $37.1 million below the President's request for FY 2012, but slightly higher than the current level of $598.8 million.

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 07/15/11.

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► Earlier this week, AIPT and CDS announced a new name for their recently merged organization: Cultural Vistas.

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At the markup of its FY 2012 appropriations bill yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) provided $538 million for educational and cultural exchange programs. This funding level is $60.2 million below the current FY 2011 funding level of $598.2 million and $99.1 million below the President’s request of $637.1 million. It represents a 10 per cent cut from current funding and a return to FY 2009 levels.

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 07/22/11.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently returned from an around-the-world trip that included stops in Turkey, Greece, India, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.