Policy Monitor Weekly Digest

► An increasing number of British students are enrolling in colleges and universities abroad, reports The Telegraph.

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► 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.

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

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► Congress passed a five-day continuing resolution (CR) earlier today, avoiding a government shutdown. The CR gives lawmakers through December 16 to finish negotiations on an omnibus bill to determine funding for the remainder of FY16.

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► The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Donna Brazile, called for U.S. students to participate in exchange programs in her recent op-ed published by ABC News.

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► In an interview with The PIE News, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan highlighted the value of international education and exchanges.

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► Reps. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Jim Himes (D-CT) will serve as co-chairs of the newly formed Congressional International Exchange and Study Caucus, to “raise awareness of the importance of international exchange and study programs in the United States and around the world."

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► Access to high quality education and job opportunities are the top factors motivating STEM students to pursue degrees abroad, according to a recent British Council report discussed by PIE News.

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► NAFSA President Fanta Aw says changes in the U.S. approach to study abroad are necessary in order to increase outbound student numbers, PIE News reports.

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Beyond the Wall, a documentary that recently aired on PBS, shows a “different face” of study abroad by following four high school students from D.C. public schools on their study abroad to China.

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