2018 Annual Conference

Each October, Alliance members come to Washington, DC, for a membership gathering that includes meetings of issue-based task forces, a networking reception, and influential guest speakers from in and around the exchanges field. The Alliance for International Exchange is eagerly planning a special 25th Anniversary Annual Conference! Our meeting is expanding to a conference that includes non-members, a RO/ARO track, and a gala dinner. Registration is now open.

Exchange Week in the District

As a complement to Exchange Week in Washington, the Alliance held its first ever Exchange Week in the District from April 30 – May 4, 2018. Both the House and Senate were in recess that week, so Members were able to meet with constituents back home.

Open Doors Report Shows 3.4 percent Increase in International Students Coming to the U.S.

The 2017 Open Doors Report shows a 3.4% increase in the number of international students coming to the U.S for higher education: 1,078,822 international students enrolled in United States higher education institutions in 2016/17 compared to 1,043,839 students in 2015/16. International students represent just over 5.3% of the more than 20 million students enrolled in U.S. higher education. China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada are the top five places of origin of international students in the U.S.

NAFSA Economic Impact Analysis: International students contribute $36.9 Billion to the U.S Economy

NAFSA: Association of International Educators indicate that the more than one million international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2016-17 academic year contributed $36.9 billion to the U.S. economy, while at the same time supporting more than 450,000 jobs. These numbers represent a 12.4% increase in job support and creation and a 12.5% increase in dollars contributed to the economy compared to the previous academic year.

Alliance 25th Anniversary Gala

On the occasion of the Alliance’s 25th Anniversary, we hope you will join us and your exchange colleagues in celebration of our community’s milestones, accomplishments, friendships, and stories on October 23, 2018. Registration is now open! Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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 meetings.

View pictures from Advocacy Day.

Advocacy Day

Gallery of pictures from recent and past Advocacy Days.

View pictures from J-Day.


Gallery of pictures from recent and past J-Days.

Meet The Team

Raise Your Voice for Exchange

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