The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:56

As of November 12, the U.S. and China have both increased the respective lengths of short-term business and tourist visas, as well as student and exchange visas, according to the U.S. Department of State. The U.S.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:44

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/7/14.

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.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 16:57

Public diplomacy and cultural exchanges support U.S. diplomacy goals of connecting with local environments and populations, forming meaningful personal relationships, and creating a vision of “America” that goes beyond the U.S. government, according to a report recently released by the Atlantic Council and the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:27

Global Ties U.S., in partnership with its members and the U.S. Department of State, will host regional summits spanning eight different locations across the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Under the theme “Diplomacy Begins Here,” the summits are designed to bring together local, national, and international leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit worlds.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:51

► PIE News reported that American students studying abroad contribute €200 million annually to the Spanish economy.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:02

American students studying abroad in Spain contribute an estimated €200 million to the country’s economy, reports PIE News. The article notes that Spain is the third most popular destination for U.S. students studying abroad.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 10/24/14.

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.

Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:01

Student exchanges are key in advancing the United States’ positive relationship with China, Secretary of State John Kerry stressed in a speech on U.S.-China relations on Tuesday:

“One of the best ways for us to improve our connection is by expanding the student exchanges.”

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:21

The 100,000 Strong Foundation is expanding its efforts to encourage Chinese language study and “give more American students study abroad opportunities in China” through a new partnership with the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, reports the China Daily, an official Chinese newspaper published in English.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:28

► An increasing number of online students are gaining international experience through study abroad and exchange programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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