The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 10:10

► Bloomberg Buinessweek reported that international students who study at U.S business schools are struggling to find jobs in the U.S once they graduate.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:06

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/25/14.

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Lisa Heyn
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:09

The President, First Lady, and Secretary of State this week highlighted a Presidential Summit to celebrate the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and the program’s 500 Washington fellows.

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:46

On August 4, J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants in Missouri, Texas, and Virginia will partake in “J Day”, a celebration of international exchange participants coming together in their communities to share cultural diversity and American customs. Under the slogan Eat. Play. Give., participants will engage in unique activities including an American BBQ picnic, Olympic style games, and a scavenger hunt.

Ursula Heaney
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:16

International students who study at U.S. business schools are struggling to find jobs in the U.S, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The difficulty of getting legal permission to work in the U.S. and cultural differences can make entering the American job market difficult for international MBA students.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:18

► CQ.com reported that with appropriations work in the Senate stalled, and the House also unlikely to complete its outstanding appropriations bills, a continuing resolution for FY15 appears very likely for the fall.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 09:33

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 7/18/14.

Lisa Heyn
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:19

The Department of State’s global database for issuing travel documents and visas has experienced technical problems, causing an “extensive backlog” of applications for U.S. passports and visas worldwide and major delays for potentially millions of people, the Associated Press reports.

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:35

With appropriations work in the Senate stalled, and the House also unlikely to complete its outstanding appropriations bills, a continuing resolution (CR) for FY15 appears very likely for the fall, CQ.com reports. It also appears increasingly likely that Congress will use an omnibus appropriations bill to wrap up its FY15 funding work following the November midterm elections.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:19

►ECA embarks on road trip across America to showcase impact on international exchange

►U.S reaches goal of sending 100,000 students to study in China ahead of schedule