The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:35

The Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday approved its spending allocations for the twelve FY16 appropriations bills, allocating $49.0 billion for State-Foreign Operations, which funds the Department of State and State Department exchanges. This spending allocation maintains total funding nearly at the current funding level for international affairs, the United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) explains.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:20

As it enters its second year, the Generation Study Abroad initiative will use scholarships and targeted outreach about study abroad programs – including more inclusive marketing materials – to increase diversity among study abroad participants, reports Insight Into Diversity.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:34
Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:54

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/15/15.

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
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 13:16

For the first time in 15 years, an increasing number of people worldwide are learning German as a foreign language, the ICEF Monitor reports. According to the results of the 2015 “Deutsch als Fremdsprache weltweit” (German as a foreign language worldwide) survey, conducted every five years, 15.4 million individuals across the globe are currently studying German.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:32

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/8/15.

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
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 13:24

Budget cuts, decreasing student enrollments, and a chronic shortage of foreign language teachers are causing the U.S. to fall further and further behind in foreign language education and foreign language skills, according to a recent article in The Atlantic.

Lisa Heyn
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:51

The House and Senate passed a budget resolution conference agreement last week that recommends $47.1 billion for international affairs in FY16. This is the first time in several years that both chambers of Congress agreed to a budget resolution guiding the appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:01

As a direct result of her experience as a participant in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, a young Afghan woman has dedicated herself to educating and empowering women in her home country, Public Radio International reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 05/08/2015 - 13:17

► The Japanese government will provide $15 million to support Japanese studies at 9 U.S. universities, a decision that was reaffirmed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent official visit to the U.S.