The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Ursula Heaney
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:06

The House State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations subcommittee released their FY15 spending bill yesterday evening, in advance of the subcommittee mark-up this evening. Department of State educational and cultural exchanges are funded at $568.628 million – flat funding at the FY14 enacted level.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:46

► State Department Commemorates 30th anniversary of Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange.

►Fulbright Program wins Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:15

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 6/6/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email uheaney@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 uheaney@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

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Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:01

The U.S. Department of State is commemorating this week the 30th anniversary of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) with Germany (see the Department’s press release). The Department is holding a commemorative event today that includes current American and German participants, as well as officials and program alumni who have made significant impacts in their communities.

Mark Overmann
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 15:37

The Fulbright Program was awarded today with the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation, as announced by the Prince of Asturias Foundation. The Prince of Asturias Award is widely considered to be “Spain’s Nobel Prize” and aims “to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions.” Prior award recipients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Red Cross, and Nelson Mandela.

James Costos, U.S. Ambassador to Spain, and Ramon Gil-Casares, Spanish Ambassador to the U.S., nominated the Fulbright Program for this prestigious award. More than 20 other nominees were up for the award, including individuals and groups from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Ursula Heaney
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:14

Rising tuition and a lack of scholarships are leading British students to study at U.S universities, the New York Times reports.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:24

► A number of articles on the 2014 NAFSA conference, held in San Diego, focused on the issue of improving the U.S. college experience for international students.

► This week’s Exchange Voice:

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:33

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 5/30/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email uheaney@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 uheaney@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 16:23

Last week, NAFSA: Association of International Educators held their annual conference in San Diego, CA. A prominent theme that permeated the conference, according to both the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, was improving the U.S. college experience for international students. 

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:45

►In a speech at West Point Academy, President Obama spoke about the importance of educational exchanges as part of American foreign policy.

►Alliance member job vacancies