June 2011

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the Department of State officially launched today its new J-1 Visa: Exchange Visitor Program website. The site contains a wealth of information on all aspects of J-1 visa exchange programs, including resources specifically for:

More articles about:

In an interview with Foreign Policy, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) ‘blasted’ cuts to Title VI, Fulbright-Hays, and other international education programs as a “short-sighted” move that could ‘weaken American diplomatic capabilities and, over time, create a “hollow diplomatic corps”’:

In two sessions Tuesday at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference in Vancouver, Canada, educators discussed academic exchanges with Cuba and the impact of the Obama administration’s January decision to relax the Bush-era restrictions on academic travel to Cuba, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 05/27/11.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email lretterath@alliance-exchange.org 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 lretterath@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

More articles about:

► On Tuesday, June 1, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) officially launched its new J-1 Visa: Exchange Visitor Program website which contains a wealth of information on all aspects of J-1 visa exchange programs.

More articles about:

Last week, the Seattle radio KIRO FM reported about more than 70 Fulbright students from 48 developing countries who came to Seattle last week for a "From Lab to Market" enrichment seminar. During their stay in the U.S. the students, who all pursue studies in the fields of science and technology, met with energy and environmental experts to discuss environmental innovation.

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Representative Russ Carnahan (D-MO) praised the Department of State’s Au Pair Program on Friday in a statement on the floor of the House of Representatives. Carnahan noted that the Au Pair Program not only broadens “global understanding through a sharing of culture, language, and religion,” but also provides au pairs with the opportunity to be “active contributing members of their American community.”

On the heels of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and along with the kick-off of the 40th anniversary year of Title IX, the Department of State recently launched its Women's World Cup Initiative "Empowering Women and Girls through Sports." The initiative is led by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and co-sponsored by the Office of Global Women's Issues as well as the SportsUnited Office, which leads the State Department's international exchange efforts to bring people from all over the globe together through sports, for example through "Soccer Diplomacy."

Speaking to several thousand guests, including a group of German exchange students participating in the Congress-Bundestag Program (CBYX), at a welcome ceremony for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel on the White House South Lawn yesterday, President Obama and the Chancellor both stressed the close cooperation between the U.S. and Germany and the partnership of their people.

The American Council on Education (ACE) announced it is seeking a Director of Programs. According to ACE, the Director of Programs is responsible for management of a program focused on building the capacity of higher education institutions to contribute to international development. The Director develops and manages elements of the Higher Education in Development (HED) Program in accordance with the guidance of the HED Board and USAID. The Director manages a staff of 9 to 12 FTE and serves as a member of the HED Management Team.

More articles about: