Impact and Resources
Information on the benefits of exchange programs.
These Program Fact Sheets provide valuable programmatic information and guide our Congressional advocacy on on behalf of international exchange programs. Fact Sheets provide a brief summary of the different exchange program categories under the U.S. Department of State.
The Alliance for International Exchange commissioned research firm EurekaFacts to conduct a multi-perspective assessment of the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. Check out the report’s Executive Summary as well as the Fact Sheet highlighting key findings and strong impact of the program in local U.S communities. Click here for employer testimonials on the SWT program.
The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has compiled a number of resources, including a state-by-state breakdown, on the short and long-term impact of international exchange programs. Check out the statistics on the ECA website.
Open Doors®, supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive information resource by the Institute of International Education on international students and scholars studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the United States, and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities
NAFSA conducts an annual state-by-state and congressional district analysis of the economic contributions of international students and their families to the U.S. economy. The economic contributions of international students are in addition to the immeasurable academic and cultural value these students bring to our campuses and local communities.
The National Impact Report, compiled from data by the Global Ties network, provides information on the total number of international leaders, and the countries they are visiting from, when they visit the U.S. as IVLP participants. The report also shows the total federal funding and economic impact international exchange network. In addition, Global Ties, U.S. also produces state and local impact reports.
This is the fourth New Horizons study of youth and student travel conducted by WYSE Travel Confederation. The aim of New Horizons is to provide a global overview of the youth and student travel market, which was estimated to include more than 280 million international trips in 2016.