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.

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.

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.

The Alliance: A Snapshot

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

2019 Exchange Week in the District

The second annual Exchange Week in the District is from April 15 – April 19, 2019. During this week, Members of Congress are in recess and return to their home districts to meet with constituents. Exchange Week is an opportunity for Alliance members to continue their outreach efforts and engage their lawmakers by meeting with Members of Congress in their home district. 

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.

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