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  • Student with study abroad goal attends State of the Union

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    Chelsey Davis, a student at Pellissippi State Community College who wants to encourage other students in community colleges to study abroad, attended the State of the Union address as a special guest of the Obama family.
  • Studying and interning abroad boost employability

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    New research finds that studying and interning abroad improve students’ rankings on key skills deemed important by employers when making hiring decisions, and that international experiences were also linked to lower unemployment rates.
  • U.S. & Mexico collaborate to increase exchange opportunities

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    Presidents Obama & Peña Nieto reaffirmed their mutual commitment to increasing exchange opportunities for American and Mexican students this week.
  • Experience abroad makes you more creative, more employable

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    A growing body of research indicates that study and work abroad experiences foster an “ability to think more complexly and creatively,” which can lead to more professional success.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:58

► Alumni of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program have launched a “Save CBYX” campaign, in response to the decision to cut funding for the program by 50% for the 2015-2016 program year, the Atlantic Review reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:25

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/23/15.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Mark Overmann
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:21

Alumni of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program have launched a “Save CBYX” campaign, in response to the decision to cut funding for the program by 50% for the 2015-2016 program year, the Atlantic Review reports. Through the campaign, alumni are “asking all supporters to sign an online petition appealing to the State Department to reverse its decision.”

International au pairs in Maryland sent books to children across the globe

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Au pairs send books to children across the world

International au pairs in Maryland gathered together this holiday season to volunteer with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.), a charity that was started in the group’s own community of Anne Arundel County. B.I.G. collects recycled books and distributes them to children in poor communities across a variety of continents including Africa, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

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