The passionate battle to win support of important exchange programs continues with increasing furor. Opponents to the significant State Department budget cuts that will affect the Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs are lobbying hard to maintain program funding.[/prisna-wp-translate-show-hide] The Alliance for International Exchange, which comprises 90 nongovernmental organizations, with more than 10,000 staff and 1.25 million volunteers across the …
Extended Deadline: Write to Congress in Support of Exchange Programs!
Keep Those Letters Coming! The Trump administration budget calls for unprecedented cuts to the Department of State, and significant, but unspecified, cuts to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). ECA funds are critical to sustaining international exchange programs, which enable critical “people-to-people” diplomacy efforts. Though these programs are considered “soft” by some, we know that they have untold …
Trump Budget Compromises Important Diplomacy Programs
Our interest in preserving State Department programs, like the visitor exchange, is not self-promoting; it is national security preserving. After 27 years supporting cultural exchange programs, we know that programs aimed at creating global connections work. They accomplish the goal of greater understanding and establish early diplomatic ties with foreigner students, many of whom are destined to be the next …
International Women’s Day
Alliance Abroad celebrates women around the world. As a woman owned business, we believe in the power of women. We lift, advance and support women to break through stereotypes and shatter glass ceilings. We encourage women to embrace and own their power and potential. We must stand behind one another, lift each other to greater heights and celebrate the achievements …
Honored to Serve the Austin Community
Alliance Abroad is honored to be recognized by The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC) for the work we do supporting important initiatives in our community.
Austin Opens Doors of Opportunity with a Key to the City
Austin Businesses Support Diversity Initiatives and Cultural Exchange Programs The Mayor of Austin, Texas, presented a key to the city to H.R.H Princess Celenhle Dlamin (Cee) of Swaziland. The princess was visiting Austin as part of her official role as Chief Operating Officer of The Ubuntu Institute.
A Day Without Immigrants is a Sad Day for America
Restaurants may be closed or short on staff today. Construction projects may come to a grinding halt. Hotels around the country may contend with unmade beds and understaffed restaurants. Lawns and yards may not be manicured or maintained. Fruit and vegetables may wither on the vines. Why? Throughout the country immigrants are protesting Donald Trump’s heavy-handed and under advised crackdown …
A Day Without Immigrants Sends a Unified Message to Washington
Immigrants all over the country took part in peaceful protests yesterday, demonstrating in major cities and boycotting work, school and commerce.
Farewell to the Chief, Thank You Secretary Kerry
John Kerry’s exit letter detailing the accomplishments of the Obama administration and the Department of State was brilliantly composed and thoughtfully stated.
Austin Organizations Collaborate to Support Educational and Economic Opportunities Between Mexico and the U.S.
Local Organizations Seek Employer Support of Important US-Mexico Internship Program Strengthening economic and educational opportunities between the U.S. and Mexico has been an important ongoing mission of both countries.