The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:59

With a civil war raging in their home country that has already killed thousands of civilians, 31 Yemeni high school exchange students are “trapped by uncertainty” as their U.S.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:07

► U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter expressed the need to "deepen" international exchanges with Germany, noting the value of these programs during his remarks at a forum in Berlin on Monday.

► At the sixth Consultation on People-to-People exchange, the U.S. and Chinese governments reiterated their belief in the long-term benefits of exchanges between the two countries.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:48

On several occasions during the sixth U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) in Washington this week, the U.S. and Chinese governments underlined the importance of, and their continued commitment to, people-to-people exchanges between their two countries.

Secretary of State John Kerry, during the joint opening session on Tuesday, stressed the benefits of “fully reciprocal and unfettered” contacts between the citizens of the U.S. and China:

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:12

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/19/15.

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, 06/24/2015 - 08:18

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter noted the importance of educational and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Germany in his remarks at a forum in Berlin on Monday. In particular, Secretary Carter spoke to the value of exchanges in preparing young citizens for success in a global economy:

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:50

► Eat. Play. Give and join our J Day celebrations on August 3! J Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of these international exchange programs and a great opportunity to raise awareness of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:05

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/12/15.

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.

Lisa Heyn
Thu, 06/18/2015 - 09:18

In a blog post on her Route J-1 blog, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robin Lerner remembers and pays tribute to the Irish J-1 students who tragically lost their lives, and those who were injured, in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA, earlier this week.

In Lerner’s words:

“Appropriate words are hard to conjure at these times; we can only share in the sadness and loss.”

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 06/17/2015 - 13:49

An amendment adopted by the House of Representatives yesterday allows the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to provide grants to Hispanic-serving higher education institutions to offer advanced foreign language programs that would be of “immediate” interest to the intelligence community, as well as for study abroad and cultural immersion programs.

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 06/15/2015 - 16:29

Each year, thousands of international students and professionals visits the United States on J-1 exchange visitor visas. During their stay in the U.S., these international visitors greatly enrich the American homes, schools, businesses, and communities in which they live, study, and work.

J Day is a nationwide celebration of the power of these international exchange programs and a great opportunity to raise awareness of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).