June 2016

Please click the link below to learn more about the 2016 J Day and how to get involved.

Join the international exchange community in celebrating J Day on August 1, 2016!

 

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Below is a list of J Day events happening across the U.S. on August 1. 

Atlantic City, Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks are just three of many cities nationwide that are preparing to welcome thousands of J-1 visa Summer Work Travel participants.

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/20/2016.

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Institutional grants and scholarship programs are increasing participation in study abroad, and helping students prepare for future career choices, according to two reports released during the 2016 NAFSA conference last week. Both reports specifically highlight the positive impact of these funding opportunities on students from underrepresented populations.

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Achievements and further expansions in exchange programs between citizens of the United States and the People’s Republic of China were discussed by top diplomats at the China-U.S. Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) last week in Beijing.

Throughout the seventh annual high-level meetings, co-chaired by Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, top government officials met with participants of past exchange programs and expressed strong support for the continuation of these initiatives.

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/06/2016.

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Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/13/2016.

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New creative initiatives are being implemented through members of the Generation Study Abroad campaign, seeking to diversify the population of students going abroad. The Atlantic reports on various efforts by schools, nonprofits, businesses, and the federal government that have already proven fruitful since the project launched in 2014.

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The international education community is being called to promote the values of openness and inclusion as a way to combat the “unwelcoming political rhetoric” surrounding the U.S. presidential election, according to the PIE News.

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Exchange programs administered under the U.S. Department of State are being pushed to give special consideration to applicants from regions and populations susceptible to foreign manipulation, as stated in an amendment to the Senate's National Defense Authorization Act (S.2943).