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[US to Vietnam + Myanmar ’14] Delegates visit victims of Agent Orange

While our delegates were in Vietnam they had the opportunity to visit the Vietnam Friendship Village in Hanoi to meet with children and veterans affected by Agent Orange. The nonprofit provides temporary housing and critical services for those affected by Agent … Continue reading

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[US Elections Exchange ’14] Linda Rotunno: What counts on Election Day?

Paul Tully, the brilliant political operative, used to remind us every day at the DNC…”Nothing counts but what happens on Election Day.” I have worked in Democratic politics most of my adult life. I know what a successful campaign feels … Continue reading

ACYPL Delegate Stories

Now accepting applications: Winter 2015 Interns

We’re excited to announce ACYPL is now accepting applications for full or part-time internships for the winter 2015 semester. Start and end dates are flexible and all internships are located in our Washington, DC office. ACYPL offers interns an opportunity … Continue reading


[Department of Small Worlds] Swedish Serendipity

ACYPL, like all small nonprofits, relies on interns to support its work. Three times a year, we welcome 2-3 undergrads or recent graduates to our join team. Being an ACYPL internship is not just about making copies. Our interns work … Continue reading


Congrats to our new Board leadership

Board elections were held yesterday and we have a new President and Chair!  Stacie Fujii (Egypt ’05, Thailand ’08) was elected President and Rick Smotkin (Jordan ’09, Sri Lanka and Nepal ’12) was elected Chair.  We also welcomed Jason Matthews … Continue reading

ACYPL Recent News

[US to India 2013] Mat Erpelding: The “Ah-ha” Moment

    Our last delegation of the 2013 visited India, and Idaho State Representative Mat Erpelding blogged about the connections he saw between both countries. Deeksha– ACYPL Experiential Learning

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[US to the Philippines & Malaysia 2013] Matt Summy: Trying to capture the experience in words

Meaningful connections are rare, which is why we value them so much when then happen. As a member of the delegation to the Philippines and Malaysia, we had so many meaningful connections that I remain in a virtual state of … Continue reading


[US to Australia 2013] Donovan Dela Cruz on the intersection of public space and natural beauty

To describe Australia’s landscape as beautiful and diverse– and being from Hawaii I know beautiful and diverse when I see it—would be a huge understatement. But what is unique about Australia is its commitment to ensure a modern infrastructure and … Continue reading

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[US to the Philippines and Malaysia 2013] Katie Koupal on expectations

“Have fun and expect the unexpected,” were the departing remarks our delegation finished our briefings in DC and headed to Manila. Glancing down at our jam-packed schedule, I left thinking, “no way, we won’t have time for surprises,” but 36 … Continue reading