Opinion Articles

Opinion pieces by Alliance staff.

Au Pairs are Essential During Pandemic and Beyond

As published in Medium on September 14, 2020. Families are managing challenges with their children going back to school in a world that certainly looks different than it did last September. Many school districts have returned to classes virtually and parents continue...

We Can’t Afford to Weaken J-1 Cultural Exchange Programs

As published in Medium on August 5, 2020. As Congress debates another round of coronavirus relief legislation, American businesses and families continue to struggle while the coronavirus pandemic maintains its tireless chokehold on the economy. The Administration has...

Opinion/Commentary: International connections, lasting local impact

As published in the Daily Progress on September 15, 2019. At age 7, I attended summer camp for the first time. I don’t remember much else, but I vividly remember the camp counselors. They seemed impressively mature and exceedingly cool. To add to their impact, my...