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 [...]

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 [...]

New Initiatives at Alliance Abroad

2018-08-24T13:51:54+00:00 By |

Removing Barriers Our award-winning program with the Ubuntu Institute 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 [...]

J-Day 2018 – Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank

2018-08-08T09:20:49+00:00 By |

J-Day – a day to eat, play, and give. On a day dedicated to eating, playing, and giving, it only made sense that Alliance Abroad teamed with the Central Texas Food Bank to give back! For those who are unaware, J-Day is a nationwide celebration acknowledging the positive influence of international exchange. Today, across [...]

International Students Learn about American Democratic Values and Civil Society

2018-08-06T16:20:41+00:00 By |

In the photo pictured left to right: Koketso Lesego Noe (Ubuntu Trainee, Botswana, South Africa), Tshepo Mpilo Motloung (Ubuntu Intern, South Africa), Officer Bronson Lillo (Sandusky Police Dept), Eric Wobser (City Manager), Nic Stouffer (Intern for the Week, St. Mary Central Catholic High School), Francisca Javiera Castro Montero (Intern, Chile), Vinc John Lery Bastasa [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Supporting Exchange Programs in Washington DC | Advocacy Day March 8 2018

2018-03-20T15:47:25+00:00 By |

The Alliance Abroad team helped support international exchange during a rally in Washington DC on March 8.We were particularly happy to hear Congressman Henry "Hank" Johnson's (D-GA) spirited defense of these programs:"Department of State international exchange programs are a proven and cost-effective way for the United States to remain internationally competitive, develop American leaders, and [...]

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. [...]