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2020 Annual Conference

The Alliance held its 2020 Annual Conference virtually over the days of October 28-29. The Alliance welcomed 245 attendees, including Alliance members, supporters, and more than 50 U.S. government representatives (many from the U.S. Department of State). The...

Proposal to Replace Duration of Status

On Friday, September 25, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule to eliminate duration of status (D/S) for F students and their dependents, J exchange visitors and their dependents, and I media representatives in the Federal Register. The...

Alliance Annual Conference 2020

The Annual Conference is a platform for the international exchange community to engage in programmatic and policy discussions with representatives from key government agencies, including the U.S. Department of State. The Annual Conference is also an opportunity to network with partners and to develop the strategies necessary to address the challenges and opportunities facing our community.