by Alliance Staff | Dec 6, 2016 | Department of State News, Evan Ryan, Exchange Visitor Program, Federal Register, Public Diplomacy, Visas
A new agreement between Ireland and the United States will add a three-year extension to the Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) program, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments. According to a press release by the U.S. Embassy Dublin, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Evan Ryan, and Her Excellency, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States Anne Anderson, signed the diplomatic agreement to renew the visa program on December 5. According to the Irish Central, the IWT program has been renewed every two years for two years since its inception in 2008 – the December 5 signing marked the first time an extension was signed for more than two years.
by Alliance Staff | Jun 21, 2016 | Congressional News, Evan Ryan, Federal Register, Policy Monitor Weekly Digest, Public Diplomacy
Exchange programs administered under the U.S. Department of State are being pushed to give special consideration to applicants from regions and populations susceptible to foreign manipulation, as stated in an amendment to the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (S.2943).
by Alliance Staff | May 13, 2016 | Evan Ryan, Exchanges in the Media, Federal Register, Public Diplomacy
The importance and value of virtual exchanges took center stage in remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and former Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Michael Nutter at a recent symposium on global digital education. The symposium, convened by Global Cities, Inc., brought together educators from 25 U.S.
by Alliance Staff | Nov 19, 2015 | Department of State News, Evan Ryan, Federal Register, Public Diplomacy, Study Abroad
International education and exchange are vital to U.S. diplomacy and allow students to acquire valuable skills and become leaders in their respective professions, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Evan Ryan told The PIE News in a recent interview.
by Alliance Staff | Sep 11, 2015 | Evan Ryan, Exchange Visitor Program, Federal Register, Public Diplomacy
Exchanges will play “a unique and critical role” in the normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan said in her opening remarks for a symposium at George Washington University on Wednesday.
by Alliance Staff | Apr 7, 2015 | Department of State News, Evan Ryan, Federal Register, Study Abroad
The U.S. Department of State announced that it will launch a study abroad branch to increase diversity among study abroad participants, build partnerships with foreign governments, and promote opportunities in non-traditional destinations, The Pie News reports.
Evan Ryan, the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, noted the State Department’s desire to increase diversity in study abroad participation and efforts in building partnerships: