Indonesian Professional Fellows Recognized by the Minnesota State House

Our four Indonesian professional fellows were recognized on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives by ACYPL alumnus and State Representative Joe Hoppe (Australia 2004) on May 1. Mr. Denni Nurdwiansyah, Ms. Elisabet Jupesta, Mr. Hans Jong, and Ms. Lia Wulandari received a standing … Continue reading

Professional Fellows Program Southeast Asia

[Intern Reflection]: Jenny Bright: “Love from the Intern”

Last week marked the last day of my internship here at ACYPL. Over the past several months, I have been lucky enough to spend my days in the office helping prepare the materials delegates receive at the beginning of an … Continue reading


[Alumni Reflection] Yuri Guaiana: “US Democracy Seen Through the Eyes of a European Traveler”

“Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of conditions.” This is how Alexis de Tocqueville began his renowned Democracy in America after traveling … Continue reading

Alumni Europe

[Russian Federation to US '15 Preview] Alexandra Poblinkova: “US and Russia: More Similar Than We Think”

Participating in ACYPL’s US-Russia Media Dialogue 2014 was a great experience for me. I had a great chance to visit the USA and to learn more about this country. During the 10-day program, I really enjoyed meeting new people, especially … Continue reading

Alumni Russia

US and Russia: International exchange over 44 years

Beginning on April 26, six geographically and politically diverse Russian emerging leaders will join us in the US for a 10-day exchange program organized by ACYPL and its partner, Russian NGO, the Youth Public Chamber. In 1971, the first ACYPL … Continue reading

Alumni Russia

Russian political leaders to arrive in US for international exchange program

        Russian political leaders to arrive in US for international exchange program Political Exchange Focuses on American Governance, Policy-making, and Public Diplomacy WASHINGTON, DC—A six-member multi-partisan delegation of political and policy professionals from the Russian Federation will … Continue reading

Media Press Russia

ACYPL Congressional Alumni Members Reception — May 13, 2015

Please join us for the ACYPL Congressional Alumni Members Reception to recognize the 114th Congressional class! To make a contribution to help support this event, please click here.  

Alumni Events

[Alumni Reflection] Erin Van Sickle: “A culture of service in Vietnam and Myanmar”

One of the reasons I was particularly excited to travel to Vietnam and Myanmar was to learn about the ways in which nonprofits, business communities, and governments leverage volunteers to meet critical needs in both countries. Through this exchange, I’ve … Continue reading

Alumni Asia Southeast Asia

Here’s your chance to be named Best Citizen Diplomat from the US State Department

  ACYPL American alumni are invited to take part in the first U.S. Department of State Citizen Diplomacy Challenge! By showcasing your exchange experience, you could be named one of the nation’s top citizen diplomats. “As alumni of international exchange programs, … Continue reading


[Alumni Reflection] Erin Conwell: “Trevor Noah, Ferguson, and Cape Town”

Recently, it was announced that Trevor Noah, a South African comedian, would take over for Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. Trevor first appeared on the Daily Show in January 2015, where within his first minute, he … Continue reading

Africa Alumni Sub-Saharan Africa