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13 09, 2018

Alliance Abroad Announces IT Internship Program

2018-09-13T11:29:53+00:00 By |

September 12, 2018 Alliance Abroad recently launched an IT internship program that provides international students and graduates with specialized IT training, work experience and exposure. The internship is one of Alliance Abroad’s programs designed to provide more international youths with meaningful work and training experiences. Our goal is to provide a variety of work [...]

27 08, 2018

American English is Made in the U.S.A.

2018-08-27T16:51:02+00:00 By |

A blog series supporting the August theme of The U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs https://www.linguisticsociety.org/ American English is uniquely and distinctly American. The original English language came over to the North American continent with the early British settlers, but it’s evolved over time.  Since the 17th century English colonization of [...]

13 07, 2018

Police Provide Safety Seminars for Work Travel Participants

2018-07-22T04:48:43+00:00 By |

International Student Safety is a Priority in U.S. Communities In three American communities, three law enforcement officers are determined to keep visiting cultural exchange students safe.  Each of them are making a huge impact on the lives of visiting international students.  Their stories are in many ways similar, and all make you feel proud [...]

13 07, 2018

The Power of Diversity and Inclusion

2018-07-13T19:09:51+00:00 By |

This blog supports the  United States Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs June theme of Diversity and Inclusion. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Vernā Myers Diversity is a way of life for most Americans.  Diversity is so intrinsic to our culture, we tend to forget that it’s [...]

13 07, 2018

Exploring America’s National Parks

2018-07-13T19:10:01+00:00 By |

By Tamires Marques, J-1 Intern from Brazil I love when dreams come true. And knowing the Yosemite National Park was one of them! Yosemite is one of the most paradisiacal places in the world! If you do a quick search on the most beautiful places to see in California, this park is sure to [...]

23 02, 2018

Leveling the Playing Field

2018-02-23T22:21:50+00:00 By |

Celebrating the Achievements of African Americans The month of February has been designated as Black History Month.  It has become a central theme in American culture, recognizing and celebrating the achievements of African Americans.  The early origins began as “Negro History Week,” by distinguished historian, Cater Woodson, and other prominent and influential African Americans. [...]

16 02, 2018

What’s Presidents Day All About?

2018-02-16T18:58:00+00:00 By |

It’s fascinating when you search the meaning or genesis of something. No matter how much you think you know, there’s always something new to learn. President’s Day is actually not the official name of the holiday celebrated the third Monday in February. It’s still officially “Washington’s Birthday.” “Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated [...]

12 01, 2018

A Legacy of Love and Service: Commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2018-01-12T18:54:46+00:00 By |

You’ll be moved – maybe even to tears – when you read a message written by Dr. Martin Luther King’s wife. Coretta Scott King talks about her husband’s dreams for racial equality and about the principles of freedom, justice, tolerance and equality that not only define Dr. King’s dream, they exemplify our nation’s “noblest [...]

26 12, 2017

What a Wonderful Year!

2018-01-12T19:02:23+00:00 By |

t’s been a wonderful year for all of us at Alliance Abroad thanks to our incredible network of employees, partners, participants and host employers.   Although we faced some tough headwinds from proposed changes to J-1 visa programs, we banned together as a cultural exchange community. United in our support of exchange programs, we’ve shared [...]

15 12, 2017

A Holiday Party Poem – Celebrating the Spirit of the Season!

2017-12-15T22:25:32+00:00 By |

The holidays are a time to celebrate time-honored traditions and gather with family and friends but for thousands of international exchange students, it won’t be possible.  Our founder, Victoria Lynden, reminded us that for many of our J-1 participants, it’s the first time many of them will be very far away from families and [...]