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  • 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.
  • Under Secretary Stengel advocates for study abroad

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    More American students should pursue study abroad experiences, as they have become increasingly important for American students both personally and professionally, according to Under Secretary Richard Stengel.
  • 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.
  • More online students participating in study abroad

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    An increasing number of online students are pursuing international experiences through study abroad and exchange programs, using the same scholarship opportunities available to their on-campus peers.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:35

► After both Chambers of Congress passed the $1.1 trillion FY15 “cromnibus” spending bill late last week, President Obama on Tuesday night signed the bill into law. Under this law, State Department exchange programs will be funded at $589.9 million for the remainder of FY15.

► This week’s Exchange Voice:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:33

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 12/12/14.

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

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:22

President Obama last night signed into law the FY15 “cromnibus” funding bill (H.R. 83), passed by Congress last week, according to a White House press release.

J-1 participants celebrate International Education Week 2014

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J-1 participants celebrate International Education Week

Over 50 interns and trainees gathered in South Beach/Miami on Nov. 19 to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). 5 different countries – South Korea, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, and the Philippines – were represented at the celebration.

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