The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:03

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week launched an enhanced Study in the States website, which serves as “an information hub for international students in the U.S.”

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:58

► 500 participants of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) arrived in the U.S. for the first Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:22

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/20/14.

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Mark Overmann
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 15:09

The full House Appropriations Committee marked-up its FY15 State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) bill this morning, reflecting what was included in the bill text marked up by the SFOPS subcommittee last week: a flat overall funding level for exchanges, and funding levels for the Fulbright Program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), and Citizen Exchanges that are increases over FY14 levels, as opposed to President Oba

Ursula Heaney
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:21

This past weekend saw the arrival to the United States of 500 participants in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a cornerstone of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a White House blog post reports. YALI is President Obama’s signature exchange program in Africa, and the Fellows will attend a town hall meeting with the President later this summer.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:14

►House announces flat funding for exchanges in FY15, and small increases for Fulbright and citizen exchanges.                                                

Mark Overmann
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:55

Both the House and the Senate proposed strong FY15 funding levels for Department of State international exchange programs this week.

Yesterday, the Senate proposed $590.77 million for State exchange programs in FY15. This funding number is a $22 million (or 3.9 per cent) increase over the current FY14 level and $12.87 million over the President’s FY15 request of $577.9 million.

On Tuesday, the House proposed $568.628 million for State exchange programs in FY15. This funding number is the same as the current FY14 level and $9.27 million below the President’s FY15 request. 

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:20

After decades of strict limitations on educational exchanges between the U.S and Iran, there has in recent months been an easing of some of these restrictions, the New York Times reports.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:10

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/13/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement. Requests are processed on a daily basis. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:01

The Senate State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations Subcommittee has proposed $590.77 million for Department of State international exchange programs in FY15. This funding number is a $22 million (or 3.9 per cent) increase over both the current FY14 level and the House FY15 proposed level (released on Tuesday), and $12.87 million over the President’s FY15 request.