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

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,...
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An Award Winning Award

Beyond Tourism to Making a Difference in the World. Two years ago at the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) held in Cape Town, South Africa, we came up...
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Good Samaritans: Helping Hands During Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Kush Sutaria, a J-1 intern student, was on a sales call in San Antonio, fortunately out of the fury of the storm’s eye.  As it...
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Feeling Thankful

I feel like a Thanksgiving turkey; I’m stuffed.  Along with my Alliance Abroad family, we celebrated Thanksgiving, remembering the many reasons we have to be thankful. But besides the full...
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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays at Alliance Abroad. It’s a time to refocus and recalibrate in a positive way, and provides the impetus for deep reflection on the...
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Alliance Abroad Awarded Best Work Experience Provider

For Immediate ReleaseAustin, TexasOctober 2, 2017Alliance Abroad Awarded Best Work Experience ProviderUbuntu Institute Partnership Recognized as Innovative Work Experience ProgramAustin-based Alliance Abroad was recognized for the second year in a...
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The Senate Scores Another Win for America

J1 programs gain Senate support and fundingA White House group got a gentle hand-slapping from the Senate, making it clear that they can’t make unilateral changes to J1 programs without...
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White House Plans to Eliminate J-1 Programs will Harm U.S. Hospitality and Tourism

A proposed plan by the White House could cripple hospitality and tourism businesses across the nation.In a recent study commissioned by the Alliance for Cultural Exchange the independent research firm,...
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Labor Day – An Nationwide Tribute to American Workers

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September to recognize the “social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have...
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A Hay Day at J-Day!

Coming together to eat, play and give.They came together to eat, play and give.  They came from all over the world and gathered all over the country. Thousands of foreign...
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