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Alliance Commentary

Analysis of the latest news around Washington, D.C. and the exchange community from Alliance staff and members.

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 diversity of the United States is essential for its continued advancement and success. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce...

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  One amendment was withdrawn and two were voted down.

Building Champions One Meeting at a Time: Advocacy Day 2024

By: Andrea Bodine  Nearly a month ago now, Alliance members arrived in Washington DC to raise their voices in support of international exchange programs. This year’s event on March 7 brought an exciting, and somewhat hectic, energy to Capitol Hill with the looming...