The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:04

The Senate’s FY15 budget allocation for State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) programs, released this week, is not only slightly lower than the House’s allocation, but also includes a seven per cent cut in base funding from current levels, USGLC reports.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:26

Safety concerns, such as the threat of crime and drug violence, are deterring American students from studying in Mexico, prompting them to choose Costa Rica, Argentina, and Brazil as their study destinations in Latin America instead, the Washington Post reports.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:24

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/16/14.

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.

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Lisa Heyn
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 15:44

► In response to the $30 million cut to the Fulbright program proposed in President Obama’s FY15 budget request, Fulbright alumni from across the globe have been sharing their stories on how the program changed their lives.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 09:29

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/12/14.

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.

Ursula Heaney
Thu, 05/15/2014 - 15:19

Student exchanges between the U.S and its Western Hemisphere neighbors are being limited due to financial, social, and political obstacles, writes Roberta S. Jacobson, the Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in the Huffington Post.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:17

Bills are being considered in the Minnesota and New York state legislatures that would require colleges to disclose more information about their study abroad programs, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:09

In response to a proposed $30 million cut to the Fulbright program, Fulbright alumni from around the world “have come forward to explain how the program shaped their lives and changed their perspective,” the Arkansas Gazette reports. Several alumni from Arkansas, Sen. J. William Fulbright’s home state, said that their in-depth experiences in other countries changed their perspectives “not only on the other culture, but on their own government.”

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:10

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/2/14.

Mark Overmann
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 13:05

A growing body of research indicates that study and work abroad experiences foster an “ability to think more complexly and creatively,” which can lead to more success as a professional, Time magazine reports. Time points to three different studies on the subject: