The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:27

► A student at Pellissippi State Community College who wants to encourage other students in community colleges to study abroad, attended the State of the Union address as a special guest of the Obama family.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:38

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/16/15.

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, 01/22/2015 - 14:48

In his 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama spoke at length about the role of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. He emphasized the role of international diplomacy in addressing global challenges and enhancing U.S. leadership abroad:

“I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership. We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building...That’s exactly what we’re doing right now — and around the globe, it is making a difference.”

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:50

► The U.S.' new foreign policy toward Cuba will broaden exchange opportunities beyond academic exchanges for American students to also include nonacademic travel, conferences, and non-credit bearing study abroad, among others.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 16:42

Recent changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba ease travel restrictions for American students and faculty, and open the door for nonacademic exchange programs and travel to Cuba, Inside Higher Ed reports. President Obama announced his administration’s new Cuba policy in December 2014, re-establishing diplomatic relations with the nation.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:23

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/9/15.

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
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 15:50

► The U.S. and Mexico reaffirmed their mutual commitment to increasing exchange opportunities for American and Mexican students this week, co-signing a letter of intent to increase the number of exchange opportunities available to students from both countries.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 11:38

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/19/14.

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.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:46

The U.S. and Mexico reaffirmed their mutual commitment to increasing exchange opportunities for American and Mexican students this week.  Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to Washington, DC marked a continuation in recent Mexico-U.S. collaboration efforts on education.

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:08

Potential funding cuts to exchange programs are threatening transatlantic relations, according to a recent The Hill blog post by Chris Kojm and Christina Tsafoulias, both former Robert Bosch Foundation Fellows to Germany.