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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Obama administration celebrates YALI and its fellows

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    At a Presidential Summit to celebrate the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), President Obama announced that the program Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is now carrying Nelson Mandela's name and along with the First Lady and the Secretary of State celebrate the 500 current fellows.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:36

►A recent study shows that organizations that bring together young people from opposing sides of conflicts, have proven to be successful in their attempts to forge friendships and understanding.


►Local News Stories of the week:

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:22

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/22/14.

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. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Ursula Heaney
Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:15

Organizations that bring together young people from opposing sides of conflicts have proven to be successful in their attempts to forge friendships and understanding, an article in the New York Times reports.

German Ambassador Peter Wittig addresses 75 American CBYX participants

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

German Ambassador, members of Congress see off 31st class of U.S. CBYX Young Professionals

German Ambassador Peter Wittig and three members of Congress came together at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC last week to help send off the 31st class of American participants en route to begin their Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) journey in Germany.

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