The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:36

► International experiences may improve cognitive abilities associated with creativity, according to recent studies.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:44

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/17/15.

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.

Layth Yousif
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:31

Recent studies have shown that international experiences may improve cognitive abilities associated with creativity, reports The Atlantic. Psychologists and neuroscientists have recently begun to study the mental effects of studying in a foreign environment, exploring what “people may have already learned anecdotally.”

Layth Yousif
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:03

Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry is an Iraqi doctor with a violent past, who chose to advocate for peace instead of retaliating in war, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:39

► EducationUSA launched its new website, which provides more resources to a broader audience of prospective international students seeking opportunities to study in the United States.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:09

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/3/15.

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.

Layth Yousif
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:09

EducationUSA has launched a new website to reach and inform a broader audience of prospective international students about opportunities to study in the U.S., The Pie News reports.

Layth Yousif
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:08

According to a recent study conducted by i-graduate, international students are generally satisfied with their study abroad experiences, reports Voice of America.

Layth Yousif
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:44

At the Summit of the Americas last week, Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of educational exchanges in economic development:

“… [E]ducation more so than ever before, is the ladder of opportunity for people all across the planet… It is why President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas.”

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:50

► The State Department will launch a study abroad branch aiming to increase the number of American students abroad, facilitate study abroad opportunities for diverse participants, and promote opportunities non-traditional locations, reports The Pie News.