[Professional Fellows Program Flashback] Ibdilillah “Dil” Ishak: An experience of a lifetime

The fall Professional Fellows Programs (PFP) begins today, so enjoy this reflection from Ibdilillah “Dil” Ishak from Malaysia on his experience in 2010 where he worked in the Office of the License Collector for the City of St. Louis for four … 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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[Professional Fellows Program '14]: Building Connections between the Philippines and the U.S.

Beginning next week, ACYPL will welcome nine delegates from the Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar as a part of the fall Professionals Fellows Program (PFP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. Last spring, ACYPL … Continue reading

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[US to Australia '14]: #acypldownunder

In September, six Americans participated in the 31st American delegation to Australia. While in the country, they had the opportunity to visit Melbourne, the Parliament of Victoria, the Australian Parliamentary Library, the annual Canberra flower show, Floriade, meet local officials, and much more!

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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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[Model American Congress '14]: Egyptian students discover the US political landscape

The Model American Congress (MAC) Program was initiated at Cairo University in 2003 with support from the US Embassy in Egypt. The goal of this exchange is to provide each fellow with a greater understanding of the US Congress, as … Continue reading

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[China to US 35th Anniversary] Vivien Li: Third Time’s a Charm

I had the good fortune to be a delegate on ACYPL’s 30th Anniversary delegation to China in 2009, and two additional delegations in 1988 and 1999. All were extraordinary celebrations of our relationship with our Chinese counterparts, and as always, … Continue reading

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[Indonesia, Malaysia + Philippines to US '14]: Top Takeaways

If you didn’t catch the social media conversation about our most recent delegation, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines to the US, no worries! We’ve curated the online discussion that occurred over the course of their 11-day exchange trip in Washington, … Continue reading

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18th Annual Alumni Reception — August 20, 2014

Join fellow alums, friends, and a delegation from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in Minneapolis for the 18th Annual Alumni Reception! It’s our favorite event of the summer and great chance to reconnect with ACYPL outside of the Beltway!  We … Continue reading


[Russian Media Dialogue 2014] Elena Vasilieva: Just like in the movies: my American chronicle

To me, America is not about politics; rather the America I’ve always imagined consists of hundreds of well-known movies like, Gone with the Wind, King Kong, Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Rain Man, Home Alone, Die Hard, Titanic, The … Continue reading

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