The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

CGaughran
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:59

The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative recently hosted the first Virtual Exchange Forum, an opportunity for the institute and other virtual exchange practitioners to come together and share the impact of virtual exchanges. The event featured an award to the National Democratic Institute for their Civic Tech Leadership Program and also included expert panels who explored new ways to assess and increase the impact of the virtual exchanges portfolio.   

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:55

The Brookings Institution released its 2017 Report on American Education, revealing survey results of international high schools students in the U.S. and their perspective on American education. The report, administered by the Brown Center on Education Policy, is a replicate and a comparative analysis of a similar study conducted in 2001.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:39

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/19/2017

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
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:17

In light of the sharp cuts to the International Affairs budget recently proposed by the Trump administration, former President George W. Bush in an interview with NPR argued for continued foreign aid funding as well as citizenship pathways for undocumented immigrants. Similarly, U.S.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 13:29

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/12/2017

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.

CGaughran
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:09

Recent data from DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, the international student population in Germany rose to 340,000 in 2016, according to the PIE News. The growth is remarkable considering the German government released a six-year plan in 2014 to increase international student numbers from 100,000 to 350,000 by 2020. Germany will likely surpass its goal by the end of the 2017 academic year.

Oriana Pina
Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:07

31 of the top universities in the United States joined forces and filed an amicus brief challenging the Trump administration’s revised travel ban. Although the new version of the Executive Order only bars people from six specific Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., universities are already seeing negative effects on their campuses.

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:52

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/5/2017

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.

CGaughran
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 09:35

The PIE News reports that interest among Latin American students to study in the United States will stagnate with students seeking other English Language destinations. Agents at the International Association of Language Centers workshop in Boston said that the White House’s anti-immigration rhetoric has given rise to concern among families of Latin American students being unsafe and unwelcome in the United States.

Oriana Pina
Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:11

The U.S. Department of State released its 2016 Summer Work Travel Monitoring Report, a study conducted by the Office of Private Sector Exchange (ECA/EC). The report analyzes the program through 446 field site visits across 25 states, and interviews with 1,582 exchange visitors and 362 host placements. Overall, the findings show that 97% of all SWT exchange visitors interviewed reported being happy or somewhat happy with their program experience, and nearly 90% were happy with their sponsors.