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The National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) issued the following press release, introducing Dr. Jennifer Clinton as its new President:

The American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) recently announced an opening for the position of Executive Director. Details on the position and how to apply can be found on the AAIEP website.  

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The Fulbright Association is currently hiring for the position of Special Assistant, reporting to the Executive Director. Details on the position and how to apply are below.

Fulbright Association
Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Special Assistant

Reports to Executive Director


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The Alliance recently released a video, “Highlights of a Cultural Exchange,” which details the positive experiences local American communities and international students have through the State Department’s Summer Work Travel (SWT) cultural exchange program. The full video is embedded below, and be sure to visit the Alliance's YouTube channel.


The Alliance was pleased to welcome Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State (R), to the Alliance Membership Meeting on November 8. Secretary Stock's full remarks are available below:

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Department of State has administered educational and cultural exchange programs as a means of building goodwill toward America throughout the world. “The Power of Exchange” series brings attention to hot topics in the international exchange world that highlight the important role that exchanges play in connecting America and Americans to the world.

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A Letter to the Editor in support of exchange programs by Michael McCarry ran in today's Harrisburg Patriot-News. The full text of the letter is below.

Foreign exchange programs have had history of success
Harrisburg Patriot-News (Letter to the Editor by Michael McCarry, Executive Director, Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange)
October 6, 2011

Cultural Vistas was recently selected to serve as a National Program Agency (NPA) for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is funded and managed by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. IVLP, launched in 1940, is a professional exchange program that builds mutual understanding through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. One of eight program agencies, Cultural Vistas will work in coordination with the U.S.

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The registration for the 2011 Membership Meeting, November 8-9 in Washington, is now closed. For a full meeting agenda and for hotel booking information, please visit:

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The Newark Star-Ledger published on Friday a letter to the editor by Michael McCarry in which he asserts that the Exchange Visitor Program—and in particular the Summer Work Travel program—provides opportunities that have “positively changed lives and helped improve America’s standing in the world for 50 years.”

The full text of McCarry's letter is available on the Star-Ledger website, and below.

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