2018 Annual Conference

Each October, the Alliance organizes a gathering that includes meetings of issue-based task forces, a networking reception, and influential guest speakers from in and around the exchanges field. This year, we planned a special 25th Anniversary Annual Conference on October 24-25, where we welcomed an unprecedented 319 attendees from which 217 were Alliance members and supporters. We also welcome non-Alliance members for the first time.

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.

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.

The Alliance: A Snapshot

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

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.

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.

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