The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 09:34

Expanded funding opportunities are allowing an increasing number of low-income high school students to travel abroad “as part of a broader attempt to narrow opportunity and achievement gaps in a more globalized world”, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:52

► The U.S. will re-open its embassy in Cuba, continuing the expansion of diplomatic relations between the two countries, President Obama announced on Wednesday.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:53

The U.S. will re-open its embassy in Cuba this month, continuing the expansion of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the New York Times reports. President Obama announced the plans on Wednesday, adding that Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Havana “to proudly raise the American flag over our embassy once more.”

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 07/01/2015 - 15:44

International graduate applications to U.S. universities increased by two per cent to a total of 676,484 applications received for the fall of 2015, according to a preliminary annual report just released by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

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 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).