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    Registration is now open for the 2014 Alliance Membership Meeting, to be held October 30-31 in Washington, DC. Learn more about the event and register today!
  • Under Secretary Stengel: Exchanges “gold standard”

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    Public diplomacy remains paramount to U.S. interests at home and abroad, according to Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel.
  • 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.
  • 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
Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:21

An increasing number of online students in the U.S. are participating in study abroad experiences, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:15

The Washington Post reports that student flows to and from West Africa are facing increased scrutiny due to concerns over the spread of Ebola. In addition, this week Rep. Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, wrote a letter to Secretary Kerry recommending a halt to visa issuance in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:09

Growing concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus may have an impact on international education connections with West Africa, reports the Washington Post. Increased scrutiny of student flows to and from West Africa arose as a second case of Ebola transmission in the U.S.

J-1 participant Sigolene Jomain receives her InterExplorer contest award

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

Hundreds of exchange participants participate in InterExplorer Contest

This summer, hundreds of J-1 cultural exchange participants shared photos and videos of all the things they do to learn about and experience American culture throughout their time on their programs as part of the inaugural InterExplorer Contest. The game was an interactive, engaging way for participants to showcase the diversity of activities they did to learn about the U.S.

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