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  • Japan to welcome Syrian exchange students

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    Ahead of the G-7 Summit taking place this week, Prime Minister Abe announced that Japan will accept 150 Syrians as exchange students, allowing them to attend Japanese universities. U.S.-based organizations spearhead similar initiatives empowering Syrian youth.
  • New study abroad scholarship for Caribbean students

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    Singer Rihanna announced a new scholarship to fund study at U.S. higher education institutions for students from Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Brazil.
  • Malia Obama decision gives gap year wider recognition

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    Gap year opportunities have been featured prominently by the media recently after it was made public that Malia Obama will take a gap year before attending Harvard University.
  • 120 Representatives co-sign letter supporting exchanges

    A Congressional sign-on letter in support of FY 2017 funding for State Department exchange programs garnered 120 signatures from Members of Congress. The letter requests the highest funding level possible for State Department exchanges in FY 2017.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:18

Ahead of the G-7 Summit taking place this week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that over the next five years Japan will accept 150 Syrians as exchange students, rather than refugees, allowing them to attend Japanese universities.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:29

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), a nonprofit founded by singer Rihanna, announced a new scholarship to fund study at U.S. higher education institutions for students from Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Brazil. 

Oriana Pina
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:41

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/13/2016.

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. 
 

Au pairs enjoy a home run outing!

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Au Pairs enjoy a home run outing!

America loves baseball, and to kick off the 2016 season a group of au pairs in the San Francisco Bay Area enjoyed the sights and sounds of this favorite pastime! It was a warm and sunny Sunday in March when a group of over 25 au pairs attended a University of California Berkeley baseball game. The group showed up ready and excited, many dressed in Blue and Gold to cheer on the hometown Cal Berkeley Bears. They were eager to show their pride but also equally enthusiastic about learning the rules of the American sport.

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