Press Releases

Press releases by the Alliance. For media Inquiries, contact Laine Cavanaugh at lcavanaugh@alliance-exchange.org

Alliance Applauds Administration Decision re P. 10052

Washington, DC: The Alliance for International Exchange’s Executive Director, Ilir Zherka, issued the following statement today regarding the Biden Administration allowing Presidential Proclamation 10052 to expire yesterday, March 31. P. 10052 was intended to suspend...

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.

Alliance for International Exchange Co-signs Amicus Brief

The Alliance for International Exchange and 103 others co-signed an amicus curiae brief led by the Society for Human Resource Management in support of J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs, which were included in a June 22 Presidential proclamation suspending some...

Alliance supports continuing flexibility for international students

Washington, D.C. – On July 14, the U.S. government announced it was rescinding the July 6 guidance announced by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for international students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester, affecting F-1 and...

Alliance requests flexibility for international students

Washington, D.C. – On July 6, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced guidance for international students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester, affecting F-1 and M-1 visa students. As institutions adapt to educating students...

COVID-19 Information

We share your concerns as the situation regarding COVID-19 rapidly evolves. The Alliance remains committed to the health, safety, and welfare of international exchange sponsors, participants, and the general public. Please follow links below for key resources on the...