[US to Argentina ’15] Andrew Kovalcin: “11 Things You Should Know About Argentina”

  One might think of Argentina as just another country in South America but it’s much more than that. Aside from the beautiful landscape and the acclaimed wines, there’s much more complexity and depth to the country and its people. … Continue reading

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[Israel to US ’15]: “Building friendship across the ideological divide”

A group of young leaders from Israel joined us in the US for an 8-day exchange to DC and Colorado, where they discussed common challenges facing their country as well as sharing possible solutions. [View the story “[Israel to US … Continue reading

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Apply now for the 2016 YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

“Looking to the future, I am excited to put the knowledge that I acquired during this fruitful program to practice as we, in Southeast Asia, approach the key issues facing the world. The challenges will certainly be interesting, but the … Continue reading

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[US to Australia ’15]: “32 was the best”

In October, the 32nd US delegation to Australia traveled to Sydney, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane for a 15-day exchange to learn about Australian politics and governance. Thanks to our long-time partner, the Australian Political Exchange Council for organizing a great … Continue reading


[US to Turkey ’15] Maggie Mick: “Turkey—The Wall”

  My second ACYPL journey took me to Turkey last month. During a meeting in Ankara, our host asked us, “What does every human desire in this life?” In my American mind, I thought “Love.” He then answered his own question as … Continue reading


[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15] Lia Wulandari: Exploring solutions to challenges in Indonesia

ACYPL brought me to Minnesota during the Professional Fellows Program and I spent my fellowship at the Hennepin County Election Office and met many humble people who are dedicated to their work. I discovered how the political, electoral, and local … Continue reading

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[US to Australia ’13] Megan Jones: “Connecting Iowans and Australians”

It is no secret I love my home state of Iowa. I came to Australia naïve about the connection my home state would have with this beautiful country. But just a few days into our trip, it was clear: from … Continue reading

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[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15]: Aushim Merchant: “Redefining my world view”

My Professional Fellows Program (PFP) experience is more than just a cherished memory– it is also a distinct part of who I am today. One of my most recent accomplishments since returning from America is setting up the Mintra Foundation … Continue reading

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[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 Turkey ’15]: “Building political partnerships in an ancient and modern city”

In early September, six American delegates traveled to Turkey for an 11-day exchange trip to learn about Turkish government, culture and society.

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