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  • President Obama Addresses ASEAN youth at YSEALI Summit

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    President Barack Obama addressed emerging leaders from countries members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at a summit in Laos as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
  • U.S. Department of State Partners with Airbnb

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    Secretary of State John Kerry and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced a new partnership to support the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program by helping send more students to study abroad. In remarks delivered at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Secretary Kerry highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to help increase interconnections globally.
  • ICE Releases 2015-2016 International Student Data

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    The number of exchange visitors and international students in the United States has increased by 5.4 percent since July 2015, according to data published in a quarterly report by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • Young African Leaders Initiative: Presidential Summit in DC

    Image Credit: 2014 MWF |Yali
    The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program launched by President Barack Obama in 2010 to empower young entrepreneurial African leaders, is holding its 2016 Presidential Summit in Washington D.C. this week. The Summit welcomes 1,000 fellows from the initiative’s flagship program, the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF).

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Sydney Thompson
Tue, 10/11/2016 - 16:44

Ireland announced a new international education strategy last week in order to boost international student and English Language Teaching (ELT) enrollments over the next four years by 15 and 25%, respectively.

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:38

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/11/2016.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 10/04/2016 - 15:01

Last week, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 9th, preventing a government shutdown after the close of the fiscal year on September 30.

The CR provides $54.4 billion for the International Affairs Budget, including Department of State exchange programs. Due to a required across-the-board cut, the CR funding level is slightly below the current spending level of $54.6 billion, but is close to the administration’s FY2017 budget request of $54.3 billion.

Au Pairs Enjoy a Wonderful Day at the Special Olympics

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Au Pairs volunteer at the Special Olympics

Au Pairs from Bucks and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania donated their time and energy at the 2016 Special Olympic Games - an experience they benefited from tremendously.

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