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  • Registration is open for J-1 Advocacy Day!

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    Learn about the various components and register for the 2016 J-1 Advocacy Day, to be held April 27-28 in Washington, DC.
  • Join Exchanges Matter event on January 27!

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    Join the Alliance, Global Ties U.S., our collaborating partners, Members of Congress, administration officials, foreign policy experts, and private sector leaders at a high-level discussion of the critical role international exchange programs play in advancing peace and security.
  • 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.
  • YES alumna dedicates life to empowering young Afghan women

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    Shabana Basij-Rasikh, an alumna of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, has dedicated herself to educating and empowering women in her home country.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:02

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/25/2016.

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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 11:53

A new report compiled by the Forum on Education Abroad finds that college students studying abroad are less likely to die than their peers studying on U.S. campuses. The report, featured in a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, sought to compare the general risk faced by U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 10:36

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/18/2016.

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!

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

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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