The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Layth Yousif
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:08

According to a recent study conducted by i-graduate, international students are generally satisfied with their study abroad experiences, reports Voice of America.

Layth Yousif
Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:44

At the Summit of the Americas last week, Secretary of State John Kerry stressed the importance of educational exchanges in economic development:

“… [E]ducation more so than ever before, is the ladder of opportunity for people all across the planet… It is why President Obama launched 100,000 Strong in the Americas.”

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:50

► The State Department will launch a study abroad branch aiming to increase the number of American students abroad, facilitate study abroad opportunities for diverse participants, and promote opportunities non-traditional locations, reports The Pie News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/10/2015 - 09:35

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/3/15.

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.

Layth Yousif
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:20

Morgan State University is a historically black college (HBCU) in Baltimore that works to provide its American students with international exposure through engagement with international students, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Layth Yousif
Tue, 04/07/2015 - 14:40

The U.S. Department of State announced that it will launch a study abroad branch to increase diversity among study abroad participants, build partnerships with foreign governments, and promote opportunities in non-traditional destinations, The Pie News reports.

Evan Ryan, the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, noted the State Department’s desire to increase diversity in study abroad participation and efforts in building partnerships:

Layth Yousif
Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:42

In an opinion article for The New York Times, Molly Lister, a producer at CNN, strongly suggests students to take a gap year abroad before beginning college. Throughout her year own gap year, she ventured into Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:03

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/27/15.

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, 04/02/2015 - 15:21

► Increasing international student enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities helps to support the funding of many American public colleges, despite perceptions that international students are displacing American students, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Layth Yousif
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:35

China is focusing on recruiting regional inbound students from neighboring countries, like India and Pakistan, offsetting stagnating numbers of inbound students from “traditional” countries, The Pie News reports.  Meanwhile, levels of Chinese students studying abroad are on the rise following a slowdown in 2013.