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8 05, 2017

Fighting for the Future of Cultural Exchange

2017-08-01T22:04:21+00:00 By |

We Never Tire of Fighting for What’s Right - We Hope You Don’t Either! Exchange programs are under intense scrutiny by the new administration and we’re asking once again for your support.  The Trump administration want to ensure our national economy and security, which is why we believe in fighting for the future of [...]

6 04, 2017

Cultural Exchange Programs Support Diplomacy and National Security

2017-08-01T22:05:05+00:00 By |

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 [...]

23 03, 2017

Extended Deadline: Write to Congress in Support of Exchange Programs!

2017-08-01T22:05:19+00:00 By |

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, [...]

17 03, 2017

Trump Budget Compromises Important Diplomacy Programs

2017-08-01T22:05:40+00:00 By |

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 [...]

8 03, 2017

International Women’s Day

2017-08-01T22:10:01+00:00 By |

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 [...]

2 03, 2017

Austin Opens Doors of Opportunity with a Key to the City

2017-07-13T22:36:59+00:00 By |

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. […]

1 03, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants is a Sad Day for America

2017-08-01T22:13:47+00:00 By |

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 [...]