The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:14

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/19/14.

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. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

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Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:12

In a recent Huffington Post blog post, 100,000 Strong Foundation president Carola McGiffert calls for the diversification of study abroad to China. The general homogeneity of study abroad poses a disadvantage for not only underrepresented students themselves, but also U.S. businesses and the U.S. government, McGiffert writes.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 15:59

Graduates with international experience gain both short and long-term employment benefits, as well as job mobility, according to a new impact study conducted on the Erasmus program. Both studying and interning abroad were found to improve students’ rankings on key skills deemed important by employers, and these experiences were also linked to lower unemployment rates.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:45

► Congress passed a continuing resolution that will keep the government, and Department of State exchanges, funded at FY14 levels through December 11.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:41

Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the government funded at current levels through December 11, reports Roll Call. The funding measure will avoid a government shutdown when FY14 funding expires at the end of the month.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:11

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/12/14.

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. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email kchriswell@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:58

Public diplomacy remains paramount to U.S. interests at home and abroad, according to Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel. Speaking at an American Security Project event earlier this week, in what was referred to as “his first comprehensive presentation on his view of public diplomacy,” Stengel emphasized the role of the exchange community in public diplomacy efforts:

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:42

Confucius Institutes continue to increase in number and funding, despite growing criticism against the institutes in the United States and a questionable impact on China’s soft power, reports The Economist.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:47

The United States maintains a strong reputation abroad for the quality of its university education, while at the same time being among the most costly study destinations, according to a recent HSBC survey.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33

►Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State.