The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:33

President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order granting Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) to alumni of three federally-funded Department of State academic exchange programs: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Non-Competitive Eligibility is a specific hiring mechanism that provides an easier selection path for U.S. government positions.

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:08

A new agreement between Ireland and the United States will add a three-year extension to the Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) program, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments. According to a press release by the U.S.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:21

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/30/2016.

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, 11/22/2016 - 11:56

U.S. colleges and universities, along with prospective international students interested in applying to these institutions, are expressing concern about studying in the United States under the incoming presidential administration, according to a recent New York Times article.

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 10:15

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/22/2016.

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
Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:33

House Republicans announced last week that they will work on a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government until March 2017, according to several news sources including Bloomberg Government and CQ Roll Call. According to CQ Roll Call, this strategy had been requested by President-elect Trump’s transition team.

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 14:06

Seven institutions were chosen to receive the 2016 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization and the Spotlight Award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The 14th annual report Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities highlights each awardee institution for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments in internationalizing American campuses.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 11/15/2016 - 17:08

New data from NAFSA: Association of International Educators found that the one million international students who studied at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2015-16 academic year contributed $32.8 billion to the U.S. economy. According to NAFSA'S analysis released on November 14, the economic impact translates into support of more than 400,000 jobs – a 7% increase from the previous year.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 11/15/2016 - 13:55

The number of international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities has reached a record number of over one million, according to 2016 Open Doors data released this week by the Institute of International Education (IIE). This 7.1 percent increase for the 2015-2016 school year marks the tenth consecutive year of reported expansion in the total number of international students in U.S. higher education.

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:35

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/09/2016.

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.