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  • Register now for 2014 Membership Meeting!

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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!
  • ECA visits exchange participants across the country

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    This summer, DAS Robin Lerner and her team are touring the U.S. to meet with international exchange participants at their placement sites, learning about their cultural experiences and the impact the exchange is having on them and their host communities.
  • First-ever J Day a big success

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    Under the slogan Eat. Play. Give., almost 200 J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) participants from all over the world recently participated in a successful J Day, a celebration of international exchange participants coming together in their communities to share cultural diversity and American customs.
  • 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
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:42

Confucius Institutes continue to increase in number and funding, despite growing criticism against the institutes in the United States and a questionable impact on China’s soft power, reports The Economist.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:47

The United States maintains a strong reputation abroad for the quality of its university education, while at the same time being among the most costly study destinations, according to a recent HSBC survey.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33

►Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State.

Cincinnati au pairs help build a house for a family in need

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

Cincinnati au pairs build house with Habitat for Humanity

This August, eight international au pairs gave back to their Cincinnati-host community by volunteering with the Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity. Helping to build a home for a local family in need, these au pairs were able to make an impact on the family that will last a lifetime and truly exemplifies the cultural exchange spirit of the au pair program.

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