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  • 2015 Appropriations Advocacy Day, March 4-5

    Registration is now open for 2015 Appropriations Advocacy Day, which will be held March 4-5 in Washington, D.C. Register by Friday, February 6th to participate and educate legislators about the importance of international exchange programs.
  • Student with study abroad goal attends State of the Union

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    Chelsey Davis, a student at Pellissippi State Community College who wants to encourage other students in community colleges to study abroad, attended the State of the Union address as a special guest of the Obama family.
  • U.S. & Mexico collaborate to increase exchange opportunities

    Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
    Presidents Obama & Peña Nieto reaffirmed their mutual commitment to increasing exchange opportunities for American and Mexican students this week.
  • 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.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:46

► Funding cuts to the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) are facing bipartisan criticism from members of Congress, as well as from the German government. Deutsche Welle reports that the cuts have sparked "a unique transatlantic coalition."

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:50

Funding cuts to the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX), a bilateral exchange program supported jointly by the U.S. and Germany, are facing bipartisan criticism from members of Congress, as well as from the German government. In addition to opposition from CBYX program alumni, the cuts have “spawned an unusual coalition in Washington that is working hard to reverse the partial defunding of the program,” Deutsche Welle reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:05

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 2/20/15.

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.

Au pairs pack boxes for disaster relief.

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

Au pairs kick off 2015 by volunteering

Au pairs in Cincinnati have created one habit that they’ve carried over into the New Year- volunteering! Au pairs and host families recently gathered together to work at a local humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization, Matthew 25.

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