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House SFOPS amendment threatens to eliminate funding for DOS educational and cultural exchange programs

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How Might Exchanges be Impacted by a U.S. Government Shutdown?

With only four legislative days left before the end of the fiscal year, Congress is still far from a funding deal. The Alliance’s Andrea Bodine provides a primer on how international exchange programs might be impacted by a government shutdown.

Navigating the Paradox: International Student Visa Trends in 2023

The dynamic landscape of international education has been marked this year by a powerful paradox: aspiring international students are displaying a renewed interest in studying in the U.S., yet this enthusiasm is met with a growing struggle to secure visas. A dichotomy emerges – while U.S. enrollments are surging for the first time since the pandemic, a shadow looms as visa denials rise. Collectively, these elements shape the trajectory of international student mobility, offering insights into the United States’ public diplomacy impact and its role as a competitive global player.

Intl ed signaled as top export priority for first time in new National Export Strategy

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Export Strategy identifies international education as a top export priority. The report outlines the significant economic contributions that stem from international education (in 2022, U.S. exports of education-related travel totaled $37.68 billion, a 17% increase from the year prior) and five novel approaches to promoting education and exchange opportunities in the U.S.

A Note from the Executive Director: Join us at the 2023 Annual Conference!

Registration for the 2023 Alliance Annual Conference is now live! Join us on November 2-3 for exciting new panels, workshops, and networking opportunities at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Make sure to register by Monday, October 2 to secure your spot today!

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Impact Numbers


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

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

billion dollars were contributed to the U.S. economy by International students

thousand members of the J1 visa program community