The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:21

The 100,000 Strong Foundation is expanding its efforts to encourage Chinese language study and “give more American students study abroad opportunities in China” through a new partnership with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, reports the China Daily, an official Chinese newspaper published in English.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:28

► An increasing number of online students are gaining international experience through study abroad and exchange programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:17

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/17/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.  If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141. 

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:21

An increasing number of online students in the U.S. are participating in study abroad experiences, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:15

The Washington Post reports that student flows to and from West Africa are facing increased scrutiny due to concerns over the spread of Ebola. In addition, this week Rep. Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, wrote a letter to Secretary Kerry recommending a halt to visa issuance in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:09

Growing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus may have an impact on international education connections with West Africa, reports the Washington Post. Increased scrutiny of student flows to and from West Africa arose as a second case of Ebola transmission in the U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:19

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/10/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.  If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141. 

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:07

► YSEALI and broader citizen diplomacy efforts empower young people and will lead to future prosperity in the U.S. and in Southeast Asian countries, according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:05

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/3/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.  If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141. 

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:25

The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is an important opportunity “to help bring about a more prosperous future for both the United State and our ASEAN partners,” according to Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry outlined the role of YSEALI in a speech on the importance of business and economic relations between the U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):