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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

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    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

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:24

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/20/2016.

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.
 

Oriana Pina
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 16:11

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (USACPD) today released its 2016 Comprehensive Annual Report on Public Diplomacy and International Broadcasting Actives, detailing roughly $1.8 billion in programs worldwide. The report offers analysis, research and evaluation, policy recommendations, regional overviews, and country-specific spotlights for a host of public diplomacy and international broadcasting programs, including Department of State exchanges.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 15:49

Applauding the administration’s recent announcement to resettle 110,000 refugees in the U.S. next year, NAFSA: Association of International Educators urges the administration to ensure refugees who seek higher education opportunities have a path to do so.

In a letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Marlene Johnson, Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA states:

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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