[China to US ’15]: “Preparing young political leaders for continued partnership between the US and China”

In September, six geographically and politically diverse emerging leaders from China joined us in the US for a 10-day exchange trip that took them to DC, Orlando, FL and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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[US to China ’15] Beth Lewallen: “Exchanges Create A Better World Inside and Outside Our Borders”

On the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, updates shared with friends are entitled “Moments.”  Like Facebook, the “Moments” capture a snapshot of life in China, the thoughts and experiences each user wants to portray.  The term perfectly captures my … Continue reading

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[US to China 2013]: Natalie Joubert: “Reflecting on my ACYPL experience”

It’s been two years since I traveled with ACYPL as part of the delegation to China, but the experience remains one of the more remarkable, fascinating journeys of my life. I dined with millionaire business executives, met with leading Communist … Continue reading

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[Japan to US ’15]: Continuing a partnership of friendship with Japan

In late July, six Japanese delegates from diverse political backgrounds journeyed to the US for a ten day trip to DC, North Carolina, and Washington to learn about the US political system and local governance. They also joined alumni and friends at our 19th Annual Alumni Reception in Seattle.

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[US to China ’15] Lauren McLean: “Saying Goodbye”

We have said good-bye to Zhou, who over the course of two weeks has become a friend I hope to see again. He showed us his country, joined in conversation with us, shared stories with us, and even experienced new … Continue reading

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[Professional Fellows Congress spring ’15]: “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”

In early June, ACYPL hosted 215+ emerging leaders from 44 countries for the spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. The week-long event included workshops, panel discussions, and professional trainings for all the young professionals.

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[US to China ’15]: “Building friendships at home and beyond”

In May, 7 American delegates traveled to China to participate in a 14-day exchange that took them to Beijing, Qinghai Province, and Shanghai. While there, they met with local and national officials, toured museums, visited universities, and learned about US-China trade, among many other activities

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[US to China ’15] Lauren McLean: “In the Hutongs”

I thought I might be alone when hitting the streets at 5 a.m. for a run today. Instead I find them filled with people, children, bikes, scooters and cars. In the Hutongs, people buy and sell dumplings from storefronts and … Continue reading

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[US to Japan ’14]: Journey to the Far East

7 American delegates participated in a 14-day exchange to Japan where they met local and prominent political officials around the country. Visiting cities such as Tokyo, Tsukuba and Okayama, the group saw Mount Fuji, met famous Japanese painter Hakubun Fujishima, and visited historical landmarks.

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[China to US ’14:] 35th anniversary delegation

This year, ACYPL celebrated its 35th anniversary China delegation! After a brief orientation in Washington, DC, the group traveled to Missouri and Colorado to meet with prominent local and political officials, and learn more about the US political landscape. Below, a wrap-up of their time in the US.

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