The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 13:24

International students contributed $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2014-2015 academic year, according to new data compiled by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. This represents a nearly 14 per cent increase in economic contribution via living expenses, tuition, and fees  in comparison to the previous year, NAFSA reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 16:09

The U.S. experienced its largest growth in international student enrollments in the past 35 years, and the number of U.S. students studying abroad continues to grow as well, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2015 Open Doors report, released this morning. The amount international students contribute to the U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 14:18

► Reps. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Jim Himes (D-CT) will serve as co-chairs of the newly formed Congressional International Exchange and Study Caucus, to “raise awareness of the importance of international exchange and study programs in the United States and around the world."

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 12:33

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/6/2015.

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.

Lisa Heyn
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 14:51

More than 600 international J-1 participants sponsored by Alliance member organizations volunteered at the New York City Marathon on November 1, passing out drinks, snacks, cold sponges, ponchos and food bags to runners, providing assistance in the finish area as post-finish walk off marshals, and helping clean up after the race.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 16:44

A newly formed Congressional International Exchange and Study Caucus aims to “raise awareness of the importance of international exchange and study programs in the United States and around the world,” according to a press release from U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-NM) and Jim Himes (D-CT).

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 16:55

► Access to high quality education and job opportunities are the top factors motivating STEM students to pursue degrees abroad, according to a recent British Council report discussed by PIE News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:27

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/30/15.

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, 11/05/2015 - 12:33

Access to high quality education, job opportunities, and adventure are the top three factors motivating students to pursue a STEM degree overseas, according to a recent British Council report, discussed by PIE News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:33

Through a host of new programs, some American students are pursuing what The New York Times calls, “extreme study abroad”: earning an undergraduate degree while traveling across various university campuses and continents.

The program models vary, but they share a common premise, focusing on an immersive, international education, according to the NYT: