The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 14:16

International student enrollment at U.S. graduate schools continues to rise, according to a recent report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) discussed by PIE News. Enrollment of international students for fall 2014 increased by 11.2 per cent in comparison to the previous year.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 15:11

President Obama and Chinese President Xi aim to have one million American students studying Mandarin by 2020, according to a joint announcement made during President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the U.S.

Explaining the importance of the new initiative, President Obama noted the role language plays in U.S.-China relations:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:34

During his visit to Tacoma, Washington, earlier this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping invited 100 American students from a local high school to study in China next year, The News Tribune reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:58

► Chinese President Xi engaged in people-to-people diplomacy during his U.S. trip, visiting a local high school in Tacoma, WA earlier this week.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 09:59

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/18/15.

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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 14:32

An increasing number of American students are enrolling in foreign universities for their undergraduate degrees, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 15:03

The U.S. government should double the number of participants in the Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, according to a The Hill blog post by former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Richard LeBaron.

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:01

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (ACPD) officially released yesterday its “2015 Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy & International Broadcasting.” The report itemizes Department of State and Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) public diplomacy and international broadcasting activities, including Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) exchange programs.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 15:06

► The Russian government has decided to close the U.S. Embassy’s American Center at M. Rudomino All-Russia State Library of Foreign Literature in Moscow, ending more than two decades of U.S.-Russia cooperation, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 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 9/11/15.

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.