The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:47

► In a series of tweets last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump advocated for increased opportunities for international students to stay in the U.S. after graduating from American colleges and universities.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 10:23

In a series of tweets last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump advocated for increased opportunities for international students to stay in the U.S. after graduating from American colleges and universities, Inside Higher Ed reports.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:37

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/21/15.

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, 08/27/2015 - 12:49

American students return from study abroad more nationalistic, but feeling less threatened by their host countries compared to their peers who have not yet studied abroad, according to a study recently discussed in the Washington Post.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:14

► A federal court found the 17-month extension to the F-1 optional practical training (OPT) program invalid, ruling that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow required procedures, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:04

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/14/15.

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
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 15:11

A federal court found the 17-month extension to the F-1 optional practical training (OPT) program invalid, ruling that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow required procedures, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:10

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for the termination of the J-1 visa program in an immigration policy proposal recently published on his campaign website, Bloomberg Politics reports.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 08/17/2015 - 15:39

In response to political unrest in Yemen and concerns for their safety, a group of Yemeni exchange students have received a waiver to complete an additional year of studies in the U.S., according to a listing in the Federal Register last week. The students were participants in the Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:23

Nearly 800 J-1 exchange visitors gathered to volunteer in their local host communities on August 3 to celebrate the second annual J Day. Working together in 15 cities across the U.S., the exchange visitors packaged thousands of meals, cleaned up parks, collected hundreds of canned goods and school supplies, and raised money for the Special Olympics.