[Turkey to US '15]: Welcome to the Rockies

For our first program of 2015, five delegates from Turkey traveled to the US as a part of a 7-day exchange trip.

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[US to Vietnam + Myanmar '14] Emily Cushman: Two countries, “a world apart”

  Our delegation had many impactful meetings during our time in Vietnam, but one in particular stood out to me as the most memorable. Part of our exchange included a visit to the Vietnam Friendship Village, a residential facility located in … Continue reading

Delegate Stories Southeast Asia

[PFP in Myanmar] Linda Rotunno: A Special Request

  A week before our departure for Myanmar, Mindy Walker, our amazing in-country partner, emailed ACYPL alumni Rick Smotkin, Cass Burton and me with a special request – BRING BOOKS. Books are prized possessions in Myanmar, and access to them … Continue reading

Delegate Stories Professional Fellows Program Southeast Asia

[PFP American mentor '14] Cass Burton: “The role of democracy—a sit-down with Aung Saan Suu Kyi”

Last week Cass Burton, our fall 2014 pro fellows American mentor, got the amazing opportunity to sit down with Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, while in Myanmar for his follow-on trip. He discussed the role of … Continue reading

Professional Fellows Program Southeast Asia

[Turkey to US '15 Preview] Mehves Evin: “How to maximize your acypl experience”

Many of the international or Turkish delegates will have visited the US before their ACYPL exchange, but this particular exchange trip will mark a very special time in your life. For those who are visiting the US for the first … Continue reading

Alumni Delegate Stories

[US to El Salvador & Nicaragua '08]: Adam Probolsky: Flexibility is Key

In 2008 I traveled to Nicaragua and El Salvador with ACYPL. The group of people I traveled with were definitely the highlight of the trip, but a very close second was being on the evening news, through no fault of … Continue reading

Alumni Central America

[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan '14]: Building Cross Border Relations in the Middle East

7 American delegates got the incredible opportunity to visit the Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan this month as part of a 14-day exchange.

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Middle East

[US to Palestinian Territories, Israel + Jordan '14] Mandy Wright: “Going away brings you closer to home”

Being chosen as a delegate for ‪#‎acyplMENA is an incredible honor. We have been to Palestine and Israel and headed to Jordan a few days ago. My purpose here besides serving as an ambassador is to learn. What an incredible opportunity this … Continue reading

Delegate Stories Middle East

Support ACYPL in 2014!

no buckets of water no pie in the face no selfies sans make-up just a thought about the complexities of our world and what acypl does to change that help us do our work. please give. We are so grateful … Continue reading


[Israel, Palestinian Territories + Jordan '14 Preview] Bev Perry: “Nothing is ever black and white”

Today as I read the latest news from the MENA region, I think back on the two trips I’ve been blessed to take with ACYPL to the Middle East.  The first was to Israel in 1994 and the second to Jordan … Continue reading

Alumni Middle East