The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Wed, 09/28/2016 - 08:32

U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) re-introduced the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act, a bipartisan legislation that would expand opportunities for students at U.S. colleges and universities to obtain study abroad experiences through the U.S. Department of Education.

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 17:30

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/27/2016.

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, 09/27/2016 - 14:41

Commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Programs, a congressional resolution introduced in the House of Representatives last week recognizes the value of these international research and training programs in promoting mutual understanding and global learning. The Fulbright-Hays Programs were created through the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, or Fulbright-Hays Act, signed into law by President John F. Kennedy on September 21, 1961.

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:24

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/20/2016.

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, 09/20/2016 - 16:11

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (USACPD) today released its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Actives, detailing roughly $1.8 billion in programs worldwide. The report offers analysis, research and evaluation, policy recommendations, regional overviews, and country-specific spotlights for a host of public diplomacy and international broadcasting programs, including Department of State exchanges.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:49

Applauding the administration’s recent announcement to resettle 110,000 refugees in the U.S. next year, NAFSA: Association of International Educators urges the administration to ensure refugees who seek higher education opportunities have a path to do so.

In a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Marlene Johnson, Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA states:

Oriana Pina
Tue, 09/13/2016 - 14:29

Secretary of State John Kerry and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced a new partnership to support the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program by helping send more students to study abroad. In remarks delivered yesterday at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Secretary Kerry highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to help increase global interconnectedness and mutual understanding:  

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:27

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/13/2016.

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, 09/13/2016 - 08:27

President Barack Obama addressed 350 emerging leaders at a summit in Laos last week as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI). The President announced new initiatives in the region, connected with the youth from countries members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and highlighted the role of educational exchanges for leadership development and U.S.-ASEAN relations.

Oriana Pina
Wed, 09/07/2016 - 14:10

The number of exchange visitors and international students in the United States has increased by 5.4 percent since July 2015, according to data published in a quarterly report by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The number of J-1 exchange visitors in the U.S.