The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 05/04/2016 - 13:25

An increasing number of British students are looking to study outside of the U.K., particularly in continental Europe, according to a recent article in The Telegraph. British Council data suggest that a third of British students are considering studying outside of the UK, The Telegraph writes.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:02

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/25/2016.

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, 04/08/2016 - 11:53

A new report compiled by the Forum on Education Abroad finds that college students studying abroad are less likely to die than their peers studying on U.S. campuses. The report, featured in a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, sought to compare the general risk faced by U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:36

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/18/2016.

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, 03/24/2016 - 11:27

A Congressional sign-on letter in support of FY 2017 funding for State Department exchange programs garnered 120 signatures from Members of Congress. This is the fourth time in recent years that the Alliance has partnered with Representative Hank Johnson’s office to send a Dear Colleague letter to the leadership of the House Appropriations Committee. The letter requests the highest funding level possible for State Department exchanges in FY 2017.

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 03/21/2016 - 11:26

The U.S. Department of State is planning to soon publish a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with a 60-day comment period on the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. The rule could be released as soon as late April. 

The Department published an initial interim final rule (IFR) with request for comment in April 2011 to amend the regulatory requirements of the SWT program. In May 2012, the Department published a second interim final rule that, among other things, added a cultural component and expanded the list of jobs prohibited under the SWT program. 

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 13:39

► A Senate sign-on letter in support of robust funding for Department of State international exchange programs, led for the second year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), garnered a total of 19 signatures.

► Alliance member job vacancies:

Mark Overmann
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:32

A Senate sign-on letter in support of robust funding for Department of State international exchange programs, led for the second year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), garnered a total of 19 signatures, six more than last year’s letter. The signers of the 2016 letter include:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 09:42

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/4/2016.

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.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:28

The Alliance is again working with Sen. Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)’s office to send Congressional sign-on letters to Senate and House appropriators in support of robust exchange program funding. 

Last year, 105 House Members and 12 Senators signed Rep. Johnson’s and Sen. Booker’s letters – this was a fantastic outcome that we know played a big role in strong appropriation requests for exchanges from both the House and the Senate. 

We're aiming for even more signatures this year!