The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 14:58

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/31/2017

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us 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.

Edward Adutwum
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 14:30

Visa issuance data released by the Department of State for the month of April showed an almost 20% decline in non-immigrant visas issued to “nearly 50 Muslim-majority countries” around the world compared to the 2016 monthly visa issuance average, Politico reported.

Edward Adutwum
Wed, 05/31/2017 - 14:27

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell recently condemned severe funding cuts to the Department of State laid out in the Trump administration’s FY2018 Budget request, making a strong case for America’s need to stay engaged with and lead in the world.  

Edward Adutwum
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:51

On May 22, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its Fiscal Year 2016 Entry/Exit Overstay Report that provides numbers and country-specific breakdowns for individuals who overstayed their U.S. visas during FY2016. For the first time, the report includes data on student travelers (F, M, and J visa categories). According to DHS,

Edward Adutwum
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:03

With an interest to increase cultural diversity, international enrollment, and revenue, some U.S. universities are seeking public-private partnerships to create or host international high schools on their campuses. As reported by Inside Higher Ed, this trends allows students to obtain university credits and a high school diploma simultaneously, while institutions benefit from a new international recruitment pathway.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:31

The Trump administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, released on May 23, includes a 55% cut to Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs compared to the $634 million funding level provided in the FY2017 omnibus bill that was passed and

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:26

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/24/2017

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us 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.

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:30

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/17/2017

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us 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.

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 12:46

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/11/2017

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us 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.

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 15:27

The American Council on Education (ACE) released a new report, U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Engagement: Current Activities, Future Directions, assessing higher education ties between the two countries amidst a hectic political relationship. Administered by ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE), the report identifies strides in existing partnerships, while providing data-based recommendations for policy and practice to address ongoing challenges.