The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:00

Nearly 300 au pairs participating in the State Department exchange program traveled to Washington, D.C. last month as part of a course on U.S. culture and history, according to a recent article in PBS.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 14:41

► The Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation, Donna Brazile, called for U.S. students to participate in exchange programs in her recent op-ed published by ABC News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 13:14

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/20/2015.

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, 12/01/2015 - 15:18

International exchanges are “more important than ever,” writes Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Donna Brazile in a recent op-ed published by ABC News.

Exchange programs provide great value for participants and help Americans to compete in a global economy, Brazile, a member of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, explains:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:56

In its November 18 issue, The Atlantic addressed increases in international student enrollment on U.S. campuses, relying heavily on data from the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2015 Open Doors report released last week [the Alliance reported].

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:19

Virtual exchanges are enhancing elementary and middle school classrooms in the U.S., connecting students with people across the world and offering valuable international perspectives, according to recent articles in Education Week and The PIE News.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 15:56

► In an interview with The PIE News, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan highlighted the value of international education and exchanges.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:20

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 11/13/2015.

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.

Lisa Heyn
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 10:43

International education and exchange are vital to U.S. diplomacy and allow students to acquire valuable skills and become leaders in their respective professions, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Evan Ryan told The PIE News in a recent interview.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 13:24

International students contributed $30.5 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2014-2015 academic year, according to new data compiled by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. This represents a nearly 14 per cent increase in economic contribution via living expenses, tuition, and fees  in comparison to the previous year, NAFSA reports.