The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:35

► Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA) spoke in support of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program on the House floor on Tuesday.

► Local News Stories of the week:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 09:46

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/24/15.

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. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:43

Representative Glenn Thompson (R-PA) spoke in support of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program yesterday on the House floor, noting that the program “has shown tremendous success in fostering a stronger relationship between the United States and Germany.”

In his remarks, Rep. Thompson outlined several of the long-term benefits of the program for both German and American CBYX participants:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:31

► A recent White House report reaffirmed the value of the Exchange Visitor Program as a “rich cultural experience” for participants.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:44

A recent White House report reaffirmed the “rich cultural experience” provided by the Exchange Visitor Program and commended the State Department for its “comprehensive approach” to the program. The report was created in response to a Presidential Memorandum issued by President Obama to examine ways of improving the U.S. legal immigration system.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:45

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/17/15.

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. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:06

More than two dozen Yemeni exchange students will be allowed to stay in the United States through December, reports The Washington Post. The students were participants in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, sponsored by the State Department, when civil war broke out in their home country of Yemen, preventing their return.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:20

► The Greek debt crisis is causing problems for Greek Erasmus scholars; however, the crisis has had little effect on Americans studying abroad in the country, Greek and American news sources report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 07/17/2015 - 09:39

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/10/15.

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. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:54

While the Greek debt crisis is causing significant problems for Greek Erasmus scholars, the crisis has had little effect on Americans studying abroad in the country, Kathimerini and CNBC report. In a historic vote, 61 per cent of Greek voters rejected the bailout package after Greece missed its loan payment deadline earlier this month.