Octavio Saenz [South Korea '11]—winner of the U.S. Department of State’s Citizen Diplomacy Challenge

In June, Octavio Saenz, an alum who traveled to South Korea in 2011, was named one of ten winners of the US Department of State’s Citizen Diplomacy Challenges! “In honor of the 75th anniversary of State Department exchange programs, and … Continue reading

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Join us in Seattle for the 19th Annual Alumni Reception

Join fellow alumni, friends, and our delegation from Japan in Seattle on Tuesday, August 4 for the 19th Annual Alumni Reception– our favorite outside the Beltway event that gives us the chance to reconnect with alumni and friends from around … Continue reading

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Join us for an Alumni Happy Hour with our Australian delegation

Come hang out with ACYPL, the Australian delegation, fellow alums and supporters for our first Alumni Happy Hour of the year! Tuesday, July 14 5:30  — 7:30 pm City Tap House 901 9th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 *Happy Hour specials … Continue reading

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[US to Argentina '15:] “Building understanding and partnership with Argentinian friends”

This year marked our 30th anniversary of exchanges with Argentina, and for 12 days, our 7-member American delegation met with local officials, business and university representatives, explored Buenos Aires and Tucumán, and much more.

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[YSEALI Professional Fellows Program spring '15] Elisabet Jupesta: “An enormous opportunity”

This spring I was given the opportunity to travel to theTwin Cities to work at the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) through the YSEALI Professional Fellows Program with ACYPL. After arriving in Minneapolis, I received a  warm welcome from the … Continue reading

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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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[YSEALI Professional Fellows Program spring '15]: “Our American experience—from plans to action”

In late April, 14 fellows from Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam joined us in the US for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. [View the story "[YSEALI Professional Fellows Program spring '15]: “Our … 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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