The Collective Public Policy Voice of the Exchange Community

5 Reasons to Register for the 2024 Annual Conference

Register for the 2024 Alliance Annual Conference by September 16!

McCarry Leadership Award – Call for Nominations

As the international education and exchange field continues to evolve, championing emerging leaders in the field who reflect the rich...

Celebrate Exchange Day on August 5!

Celebrate Exchange Day on Monday, August 5! Learn more at:

Advocacy Update: Amendments threatening exchanges defeated

On Thursday, June 20, 2024, lawmakers introduced three amendments to the FY25 House State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) funding bill that threatened to cut funding and programming for educational and cultural exchanges (ECE).  One amendment was withdrawn and two were voted down.

Announcing new local advocacy initiative: Summer of Action

The Alliance is excited to announce a new local advocacy initiative for members, supporters, and exchange stakeholders: Summer of Action. #ExchangesStartHere #StrongerCommunities #GlobalConnections

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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