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  • Executive Order Grants Non-Competitive Eligibility to Alumni

    President Obama recently issued an executive order granting Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) to alumni of three federally-funded Department of State academic exchange programs: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.
  • Ireland and the United States Sign Extension for the IWTP

    Image Credit: U.S. Embassy Dublin
    A new agreement between Ireland and the United States will add a three-year extension to the twelve month Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) program, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments.
  • Open Doors Report: Record Number of International Students

    Image Credit: IIE
    The number of international students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities has reached a record number of over one million, according to 2016 Open Doors data released this week by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  • International Students Contribute $32.8 Billion to the U.S.

    Image Credit: NAFSA
    New data from NAFSA: Association of International Educators found that international students in U.S. colleges and universities contributed $32.8 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2015-16 academic year, including support of more than 400,000 jobs.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:33

President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order granting Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) to alumni of three federally-funded Department of State academic exchange programs: the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program. Non-Competitive Eligibility is a specific hiring mechanism that provides an easier selection path for U.S. government positions.

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 13:08

A new agreement between Ireland and the United States will add a three-year extension to the Ireland Work and Travel (IWT) program, lengthening the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two governments. According to a press release by the U.S.

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:21

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/30/2016.

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.

 

Au Pairs Ready for the Hayday Festival

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

Au pairs volunteer at the Marin Hayday Fair

With the sun shining bright, over 2,500 local residents in California’s North Bay Area took full advantage of the hot weather and enjoyed Marin’s annual Hayday event. The old-fashioned county fair is held in a local pasture, and the funds raised support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services. A little heat didn’t discourage a group of au pairs from joining in the festivities, meeting local residents and volunteering at a number of stations during the event.

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