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  • Cultural Exchange Programs Support Diplomacy and National Security

    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. The Alliance for International Exchange, which comprises 90 nongovernmental organizations, with more than 10,000 staff and [...]...

Alliance Abroad Group

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • 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, [...]...

Alliance Abroad Group

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • 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 [...] The pos...

Alliance Abroad Group

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • 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 [...] The post International Women’s Day appeared first on Alliance Abroad Group 2016.

  • 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 [...] The post Honored to Serve the Austin Community appeared first on Alliance Abroad Group 2016.

  • 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. Like her grandfather, Nelson Mandela, Princess Cee [...] The post Austin Opens Doors of Opportu...

Alliance Abroad Group

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • A Day Without Immigrants Sends a Unified Message to Washington

    Photo by Darren Hauck / Getty Immigrants all over the country took part in peaceful protests yesterday, demonstrating in major cities and boycotting work, school and commerce.  “A Day Without Immigrants,” was a loosely organized social media driven event that brought thousands of immigrants together to protest President Trump’s immigration policies that many feel marginalize immigrants, […] The po...

Alliance Abroad Group

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • 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 […] The post A Day Without Immigrants is...

  • Top Korean Students Arrive in Austin to Work, Study and Learn from Texas Businesses

    At a time when President Trump is attempting to limit access to the United States to foreign visitors, Austin-based Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) is extending a warm welcome to top-performing students from South Korea.  As a U.S State Department designated sponsor for several visa programs that bring students and young professionals into the United States […] The post Top Korean Students Arrive in A...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • 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. Secretary Kerry was quick to remind a sometimes forgetful nation of the sad state of economic and diplomatic affairs when Barack Obama first took office in 2009. But in a detailed and beautifully […] The post Farewell to the Chief, Thank Y...

  • 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. A program of formal educational exchange initiatives between the countries are aimed at “enhancing hemispheric competitiveness, increasing prosperity and providing study abroad o...

  • Support Korean West Program as Advocate of Asian-American Programs

    As cultural exchange leaders and Austin neighbors, Alliance Abroad Group (AAG) shares GAACC’s passion for driving economic growth for businesses with ties to Asia and Asian Americans. We are proud sponsors of the Korea WEST Intern program, a joint venture between the U.S. State Department and the South Korean Ministry of Education. The program’s purpose […] The post Support Korean West Program as ...

  • United in Our Passion for Cultural Exchange

    The Presidential election in the United States has raised questions and concern about the future of international exchange programs.  We want to assure you that there will be no immediate or dramatic decisions that will affect the existing program. President-elect Donald Trump will need to first appoint key staff members including a Secretary of State, […] The post United in Our Passion for Cultur...

  • Why We Love Our Work

    Thato Khasuli has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to literally thousands.  Since we first published his story about his journey from South Africa to the U.S., it has spread around the internet, touching people all over the globe.  Thato has put new energy and passion into our work as cultural exchange sponsors and […] The post Why We Love Our Work appeared first on Alliance Abroad Group.

  • When You Are Given an Opportunity, Grab it with Both Hands!

    “I’m without words,” is what Thato said when he learned that his story received the coveted Global Youth Travel Extraordinary Experience award. He literally was soaking it all in and then wanted to call his mother to share the news. Thato said she, too, was speechless after she learned that her son, living half way […] The post When You Are Given an Opportunity, Grab it with Both Hands! appeared f...

  • Extraordinary Experience Winner!

    Intrigued about cultural exchange or dreaming about living and working in a foreign country? There is no better endorsement than the real life stories of those who have had similar interests. A year ago Thato Khasuli was a local volunteer at the World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, Thato […] The post Extraordinary Experience Winner! appeared first on Al...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Thato Khasuli

    His journey from a small township in South Africa to a resort town in New Hampshire gives us all reasons to believe that dreams can and do come true. One leap of faith and years of hard work set Thato on an incredible journey half way around the world that has been marked by lessons, friendships, insights and self-discovery. Thato’s story won the 2016 Global Youth Travel Award for Extraordinary E...

Alliance Abroad Group

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • State Department Leader to Give Inaugural Address at WYSTC

    Keri Lowry on the State and Fate of J-1 Exchange Program The newly appointed U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, Keri Lowry, will be attending The World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) later this month in Belgrade, Serbia.  Keri oversees the U.S. Department of State’s Visitor Exchange program, which facilitates over 300,000 foreign visitors […] The post State Department ...

  • Why We’re Wild About WYSTC

    The World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry. Since its inception in 1992, the conference has been held in a different international location and this year it will take place in Belgrade, Serbia September 20-23.  Six hundred industry professionals from over 100 countries […] The post Why We’re Wild About ...

  • Reasons to Believe – Thato’s Journey

    Thato Khasuli’s story reminds us why we do what we do and why we believe in the higher purpose of our work. Though Thato’s tale is his own, in many ways he represents hundreds of thousands of young people around the globe – people with high hopes and taller obstacles. His is a story of […] The post Reasons to Believe – Thato’s Journey appeared first on Alliance Abroad Group.

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Type: Youtube Video

Generated 6 months ago

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