The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Oriana Pina
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 14:18

Ahead of the G-7 Summit taking place this week, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that over the next five years Japan will accept 150 Syrians as exchange students, rather than refugees, allowing them to attend Japanese universities.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:29

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), a nonprofit founded by singer Rihanna, announced a new scholarship to fund study at U.S. higher education institutions for students from Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, and Brazil. 

Oriana Pina
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 15:41

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/13/2016.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org 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. 
 

Oriana Pina
Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:12

To prevent possible reversals by the next president, the current administration is ramping up introductions of regulations ahead of the presidential elections later this year. 

According to Politico, 195 new regulations have been introduced since the beginning of the year. This pace of regulation is nearly one-third faster than during the Obama Administration’s previous three years.

Oriana Pina
Tue, 05/17/2016 - 15:00

Due to the political hostility between Russia and the United States, a number of prominent educational exchange programs have been closing and the prospects for new exchange opportunities are declining, Russia Direct wrote recently.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 15:36

► The importance and value of virtual exchanges took center stage in remarks by Assistant Secretary of State Evan Ryan and former Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Michael Nutter at a recent symposium on global digital education.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:55

The importance and value of virtual exchanges took center stage in remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and former Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Michael Nutter at a recent symposium on global digital education. The symposium, convened by Global Cities, Inc., brought together educators from 25 U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:12

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/29/2016.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org 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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:19

Gap year opportunities have surged in the media recently in response to the announcement that Malia Obama will take a gap year before entering college, the Boston Globe reports.

The experiences students undertake during a gap year are varied, the Boston Globe explains, noting that some students stay closer to home while others pursue opportunities abroad:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/06/2016 - 15:33

► An increasing number of British students are enrolling in colleges and universities abroad, reports The Telegraph.

► Alliance member job vacancies: