The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:45

The Russian government is reassessing its Global Education program which provides funds for Russian students to pursue certain fields of postgraduate study at foreign universities “amid worsening relations with the West,” the Moscow Times recently reported.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:25

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) will provide more than $20 million in support of Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative by the Institute of International Education (IIE) that aims to double the number of U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:40

The number of international students studying in the U.S. is at a record high, as is the number of American students studying overseas, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2014 Open Doors report, released this morning on the occasion of the 15th annual celebration of International Education Week. The economic contribution of international students in the U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:37

During his recent visit to China, President Obama – along with Chinese President Xi Jinping – emphasized the positive impact exchanges have on U.S.-China relations. Both expressed a commitment to deepening people to people ties between the two nations, particularly via student exchanges and tourism, according to a White House press release.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:00

► The U.S. & China agreed to new, reciprocal visa policy this week, extending visa validity for businesspeople, tourists, & students

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:56

As of November 12, the U.S. and China have both increased the respective lengths of short-term business and tourist visas, as well as student and exchange visas, according to the U.S. Department of State. The U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:44

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/7/14.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 16:57

Public diplomacy and cultural exchanges support U.S. diplomacy goals of connecting with local environments and populations, forming meaningful personal relationships, and creating a vision of “America” that goes beyond the U.S. government, according to a report recently released by the Atlantic Council and the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:27

Global Ties U.S., in partnership with its members and the U.S. Department of State, will host regional summits spanning eight different locations across the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Under the theme “Diplomacy Begins Here,” the summits are designed to bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit worlds.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:51

► PIE News reported that American students studying abroad contribute €200 million annually to the Spanish economy.