[Model American Congress ’15]: “Gaining Real-World Experience in US Politics”

In late August, eight Egyptian students joined us in DC for Model American Congress. The program is hosted in partnership with Cairo University to bring high achieving students to the US for a two-week intensive program, including a one-week internship in a Senator’s office or committee office.

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[US to Indonesia + Malaysia ’15]: “Building incredible friendships abroad”

In August, seven American delegates traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia for a 10-day exchange trip to the county. While there, they had the opportunity to meet with various high level political officials, ACYPL alumni, and discover the two countries different cultures.

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[US to China ’15] Beth Lewallen: “Exchanges Create A Better World Inside and Outside Our Borders”

On the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, updates shared with friends are entitled “Moments.”  Like Facebook, the “Moments” capture a snapshot of life in China, the thoughts and experiences each user wants to portray.  The term perfectly captures my … Continue reading

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[US to China 2013]: Natalie Joubert: “Reflecting on my ACYPL experience”

It’s been two years since I traveled with ACYPL as part of the delegation to China, but the experience remains one of the more remarkable, fascinating journeys of my life. I dined with millionaire business executives, met with leading Communist … Continue reading

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Fall Intern Applications Now Open

ACYPL is now accepting applications for full or part-time internships for the fall 2015 semester. Start and end dates are flexible and all internships are located in our Washington, DC office. This isn’t your typical internship. ACYPL offers interns an … Continue reading


[Alumni Reflection MAC 2014]: Adel Elhemaily: “A trip that defined my future”

I was lucky enough to participate in the Model American Congress exchange program with ACYPL– a trip that that helped me to clarify why I am very passionate about politics even in this early stage of my 20s.  While it may … Continue reading

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[Intern Reflections] Alyssa Wilson: “Words of Wisdom for Future Interns”

As my time with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (or ACYPL) has now come to a close, I have started to reflect on all that I have learned and on the impact my time there has left on … Continue reading


Meet the Honoree: Congressman Joaquin Castro

Congressman Joaquin Castro will be honored at the 2015 Honors Evening on September 9 in Washington, DC for his commitment to ACYPL and public diplomacy. He participated in an ACYPL exchange trip to Argentina and Uruguay in 2007.  Joaquin Castro … Continue reading

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Meet the Honoree: Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner will be honored at the 2015 Honors Evening on September 9 in Washington, DC for his commitment to ACYPL and public diplomacy. He participated in an ACYPL exchange trip to India and Pakistan in 2007.  Senator Cory … Continue reading

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[Japan to US ’15]: Continuing a partnership of friendship with Japan

In late July, six Japanese delegates from diverse political backgrounds journeyed to the US for a ten day trip to DC, North Carolina, and Washington to learn about the US political system and local governance. They also joined alumni and friends at our 19th Annual Alumni Reception in Seattle.

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