The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 10/26/2015 - 15:23

We are very pleased to announce that the Alliance is three words and nine syllables lighter. After a vote of the full membership that concluded last week’s Membership Meeting, we are now the Alliance for International Exchange!

We will begin using our new name immediately, though we thank you for bearing with us as we go through the process of transitioning all of our materials to the new name. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to our continued work together as the Alliance for International Exchange!

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 09:40

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/9/15.

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, 10/09/2015 - 15:29

Beyond the Wall, a documentary that recently aired on PBS, shows a “different face” of study abroad by following four high school students from D.C. public schools on their study abroad to China.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 10:09

The benefits of a summer abroad on disadvantaged inner city youth is the subject of a new documentary that premiered on PBS last month and was recently discussed in the Washington Post. The documentary, Beyond the Wall , followed four D.C.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 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 10/2/15.

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, 10/08/2015 - 15:29

Study abroad gives students a “leg up” in the job market, a panel of executives and corporate leaders confirmed at the recent inaugural Summit on Generation Study Abroad hosted by the Institute of International Education (IIE), USA Today and The PIE News report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:20

First Lady Michelle Obama called young Americans “the best ambassadors that we have” in her remarks at the panda-naming ceremony at the National Zoo last week. The ceremony was part of the recent state visit of Chinese President Xi and First Lady Peng Liyuan to Washington, D.C.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:58

► A continuing resolution (CR) will keep the federal government funded at current levels through December 11, maintaining funding for Department of State educational and cultural exchange programs at the current FY15 level of $589.9 million. The CR was passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on Wednesday, September 30. 

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 09:25

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/25/15.

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, 10/01/2015 - 08:46

A continuing resolution (CR) passed by Congress and signed by President Obama on Wednesday will keep the federal government funded at current levels through December 11, reports CQ.