U.S. Portugal sign an MOU to Establish a 12-month Pilot Program for 5 years

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce and Portuguese Ambassador to the United States Domingos Fezas Vital signed an MOU commemorating the launch of a 12-month pilot program between both nations.

2019 Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is a platform for the international exchange community to engage in programmatic and policy discussions with representatives from key government agencies, including the U.S. Department of State. We are thrilled to welcome veteran attendees and newcomers alike to Washington, D.C. on October 24-25, 2019 at the Washington Hilton in downtown Washington, DC.

New NAFSA Economic Impact Analysis: International students contribute $39 Billion to the U.S Economy

New data recently released by NAFSA: Association of International Educators indicate that the more than one million international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2017-18 academic year contributed $39 billion to the U.S. economy, while at the same time supporting more than 450,622 jobs. These numbers represent a 1.2% increase in job support and creation and a 5.8% increase in dollars contributed to the economy compared to the previous academic year.

The Alliance: A Snapshot

The Alliance Snapshot demonstrates the growth and accomplishments of the Alliance and the exchange community during the last 25 years.

Eureka Facts Intern and Trainee Report

We are thrilled to announce the release of the EurekaFacts Intern and Trainee Report.

The report found that the Intern and Trainee programs positively impact the United States by strengthening our national security and supporting our economy. Not only did 75% of participants in 2017 develop a more positive view of the American people, they also contributed over a half billion dollars to the U.S. economy during their stay.

Open Doors Report Shows 1.5 percent Increase in International Students Coming to the U.S.

The 2018 Open Doors Report shows a 1.5% increase in the number of international students coming to the U.S for higher education: 1,094,792 international students enrolled in United States higher education institutions in 2017/18 compared to 1,078,822 students in 2016/17.

Resources and News

Resources to engage and inform the exchange community

The Alliance Photo Gallery

View pictures from our annual meetings.

Annual Conference

Gallery of pictures from recent and past annual conferences.

View pictures from Advocacy Day.

Advocacy Day

Gallery of pictures from recent and past Advocacy Days.

View pictures from J-Day.

Exchange Day

Gallery of pictures from recent and past Exchange Days.

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Impact Numbers


U.S. employers put significant value on international experience when hiring

hours of community service were completed by exchange participants and U.S. hosts

billion was contributed to the U.S. economy by International students

Members of the J1 visa program community