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ACYPL took me back to China, my birthplace, after an absence of more than 25 years. The experience reconnected me with my heritage, changed my career path, and made China my life’s work.China 1977
My ACYPL trip to China in 1977 was invaluable. Two years later I was a senior staff member in the White House for President Carter, and that trip allowed me to offer valuable advice as he considered normalizing relations; I was the only staff member who had spent time there!China 1977
ACYPL provides unique access for the world’s future leaders to a broad spectrum of seasoned experts in diplomacy and communication, and prepares them for effective future service.Germany 1982
ACYPL provides the kind of intense international experience that gave me greater clarity on issues at home.China 1977
ACYPL created opportunities for international engagement that have endured for a lifetime. To this day, I remain in contact with leaders I met at home and abroad. ACYPL gave me an early opportunity to experience a form of diplomacy that has proven invaluable time and time again.China & Hong Kong 1994
It’s true there’s no substitute for learning about a culture than experiencing it first-hand, and I appreciate ACYPL for giving me that opportunity.China 1998
The meetings I attended with young Russian leaders were informative and productive, and provided a window for each of us into our separate countries.USSR 1976
In our increasingly global society, programs like ACYPL provide young people an invaluable opportunity to broaden cultural perspectives and forge international partnerships that will last throughout their careers.Denmark, Germany and Belgium 1976
Last July, when we won a grant from the US Embassy in Moscow to bring 10 Russian journalists to the US I had no idea what the year would bring. ...
Join fellow alums, friends, and a delegation from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in Minneapolis for the 18th Annual Alumni Reception! It’s our fa ...
So much of an ACYPL experience is about the people we meet and interact with along the way. Hatem Bourial, with his warm smile and wild, beautiful curl ...