The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:41

The Fulbright Program remains vital to the U.S.’ educational, scientific, economic, and political partnerships, according to Tara Sonenshine, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Sonenshine recently wrote a blog post in the Huffington Post underlining the positive impacts of the program on public diplomacy:

Lisa Heyn
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:52

The Government of Russia has decided to cancel Russian participation in the 2015-16 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) high school program, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Russian high school students currently in the U.S. on the 2014-15 FLEX program can continue their stay and finish their program.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:43

► Studying and interning abroad positively impact both short and long-term employability, as well as job mobility, according to a new impact study conducted on the Erasmus program.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:56

Increasing numbers of international graduate students are enrolling in U.S. graduate programs, while the number of U.S. citizens enrolling is on the decline, according to a report recently released by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

A CGS press release on the new graduate enrollment and degrees data notes that:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:14

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/19/14.

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. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:12

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, 100,000 Strong Foundation president Carola McGiffert calls for the diversification of study abroad to China. The general homogeneity of study abroad poses a disadvantage for not only underrepresented students themselves, but also U.S. businesses and the U.S. government, McGiffert writes.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:59

Graduates with international experience gain both short and long-term employment benefits, as well as job mobility, according to a new impact study conducted on the Erasmus program. Both studying and interning abroad were found to improve students’ rankings on key skills deemed important by employers, and these experiences were also linked to lower unemployment rates.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:45

► Congress passed a continuing resolution that will keep the government, and Department of State exchanges, funded at FY14 levels through December 11.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:41

Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the government funded at current levels through December 11, reports Roll Call. The funding measure will avoid a government shutdown when FY14 funding expires at the end of the month.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:11

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/12/14.

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. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.