Exchange Day: The Journey of Cultural Exchange through Community

What connects us to one another; brings us together? The question of ‘how communities come together,’ and more importantly, ‘how communities stay together' has always been a relevant facet of the human experience. However, with growing tensions between communities of all forms and types, colors and religions, I find the question is more pressing [...]

Korea West Selects a Model Student

Yuna Kang is a model student. We’re not making that claim because she also happens to be a model intern at Alliance Abroad; the South Korean Education Ministry and OSIT selected her as the very best student from the second round of 70 students participating in the WEST program. Yuna will become an example for [...]

An Intern Exchange Visitor Reflects on her Experience

It’s almost time to wrap up my experience as a Exchange Visitor Intern and to say goodbye to the United States. Time flies! I’ve been trying my best to check everything I wanted to see and do off my list, and realized that there was still one thing I needed to do before leaving: go [...]

Exchanging Cultures, Celebrating and Connecting

Seventy foreign students from five continents came together to celebrate an important Muslim holy day. Though not everyone who helped celebrate Eid al-Adha in Denver last month are Muslim, they have all become friends. Most of the students are Turkish, but neither nationality nor religious differences mattered to anyone. In fact, to the cultural [...]

The Calming in the Storm

The damage from Hurricane Florence was devastating, the strong winds and rising waters taking their tolls on many Carolina coastal communities.  In times such as these, we are both saddened by the losses and, at the same time, heartened by the humanity that inevitably arises in these troubling situations. In communities all over the [...]

Alliance Abroad Announces IT Internship Program

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

New Initiatives at Alliance Abroad

Removing Barriers Our award-winning program in South Africa has fueled our passion to further develop programs that reduce barriers and empower individuals. In fact, since late 2017, we have launched three additional programs that improve access, equality, and opportunity for a greater number of youth around the world. Microfinance This new initiative assists [...]