The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:48

A consortium of U.S. colleges and universities are providing an alternative to violent extremism by creating opportunities for Syrian university students to finish their studies in the U.S., according to a recent article in the Chicago Monitor.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:23

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/22/2016.

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, 01/22/2016 - 00:00

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/15/2016.

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
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:29

Join the Alliance, Global Ties U.S., and our collaborating partners at our January 27 Exchanges Matter event – a high-level discussion of the critical role international exchange programs play in advancing peace and security.

Sessions will examine issues including the impact exchanges have across the U.S., how to harness the private sector to advance America’s public engagement objectives, and the role exchanges play in building mutual understanding and advancing U.S. foreign policy priorities.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 15:58

► Student interest and enrollment in study abroad programs has not waned in spite of the recent terrorist attacks abroad, the Boston Globe reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:13

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/8/2016.

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, 01/14/2016 - 14:59

U.S. student interest and enrollment in study abroad programs has not waned in spite of the recent terrorist attacks abroad, the Boston Globe reports.

The “students generally accept that security risks don’t necessarily increase beyond the U.S. borders,” the Boston Globe notes, adding that violent acts have occurred within U.S. borders for decades:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:52

Over the past several years, an unprecedented budget climate has put intense pressure on federally funded programs, including State Department exchanges. It is imperative that we continue to educate legislators about the importance of international exchange programs and that policymakers in Washington hear from you, their constituents, about the impact exchanges have in your home districts and states.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 15:38

U.S. community colleges are welcoming more students from across the globe, resulting in an increased internationalization of their campuses, according to recent reports from the New York Times and The PIE News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 01/11/2016 - 08:57

For immediate release: January 11, 2016

Contact: Kaitlyn Chriswell, 202-293-6141, kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org

Washington, DC – Ilir Zherka recently joined the Alliance for International Exchange as new Executive Director.

Zherka, who served as Executive Director of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), will lead the Alliance in its continued efforts to promote the growth and impact of exchange programs.