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  • Advocacy Day 2017

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Alliance members come together on Advocacy Day to educate Members of Congress about the value of federally- and privately-funded State Department exchanges in their respective districts and states. Join us on March 8-9, 2017 and become an even stronger voice for international exchanges!
  • Public Diplomacy & National Security in 2017

    A recently published report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), assesses the role of public diplomacy in building alliances, fighting extremism, and dispelling information
  • Cabinet Exit Memo by Secretary of State John Kerry

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    Cabinet members from various departments and agencies submitted Exit Memos to President Barack Obama, detailing the progress accomplished in their respective entities during the Obama administration. The memo by Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the strides made by the State Department in deepening people-to-people ties.
  • Citizen Diplomacy Award: Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities

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    The greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI), Inc. was selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award, an honor granted by the U.S. Department of State. Award recognizes international work that furthers U.S. foreign policy objectives and strengthens important relationships around the globe”.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:52

International mobility of Australian university students has largely increased since last year, according to the most recent release of an annual survey of Australian universities administered by the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training. Data collected from 36 universities indicate a 19.5% increase in the number of international experiences reported since 2014. Most notably, student exchange programs and faculty-led study tours were the most popular types of international experiences, at 28% and 26% respectively.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 14:49

The U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE) announced the top producing institutions of U.S.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:34

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 2/22/2017.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us 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.


Greenville Au Pairs Ice Skating

The Alliance Exchange Voice - Giving Voice to the Power of Exchange

Au pairs Participate in a Day of New Experiences and Learning

When many au pairs hear about traditional winter experiences in the United States, they typically take place in the Northern part of the country, where colder weather provides ample opportunities for skiing, skating or sledding. While these experiences may not naturally be possible in South Carolina, a group of au pairs from Greenville were determined to enjoy these American winter activities!

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