The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:01

As a direct result of her experience as a participant in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, a young Afghan woman has dedicated herself to educating and empowering women in her home country, Public Radio International reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:17

► The Japanese government will provide $15 million to support Japanese studies at 9 U.S. universities, a decision that was reaffirmed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent official visit to the U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:31

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/1/15.

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
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 08:27

The Japanese government will invest $15 million to support Japanese studies at nine U.S. universities, reports University World News, noting that the funding decision was reaffirmed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent week-long official visit to the U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/01/2015 - 09:30

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/24/15.

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
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:36

► International experiences may improve cognitive abilities associated with creativity, according to recent studies.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 09:44

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/17/15.

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.

Layth Yousif
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:31

Recent studies have shown that international experiences may improve cognitive abilities associated with creativity, reports The Atlantic. Psychologists and neuroscientists have recently begun to study the mental effects of studying in a foreign environment, exploring what “people may have already learned anecdotally.”

Layth Yousif
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:03

Al-Nasir Bellah Al-Nasiry is an Iraqi doctor with a violent past, who chose to advocate for peace instead of retaliating in war, reports The Christian Science Monitor.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:39

► EducationUSA launched its new website, which provides more resources to a broader audience of prospective international students seeking opportunities to study in the United States.