[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

Asia Delegate Stories East Asia

“US to Croatia + Hungary ’15]: “7 US politicos, 2 countries, 10 days”

In May, 7 geographically and politically diverse Americans traveled to Hungary and Croatia for a 10 day exchange trip to learn about the two countries legislative process and governance on a local and national level, as well as the two countries culture, and society.

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[US to Hungary + Croatia ’15] Dawson Hobbs: “On Broken Relationships and New Hope”

My ACYPL trip surprised me in many ways, but most surprising was how one of the first sights we saw served as a metaphor for an entire country. After a whirlwind day of briefings at the Croatian and Hungarian embassies … Continue reading

Alumni Europe

[Russia to US ’15]: Old Partnerships, New Friendships

In late April, 7 diverse political leaders from Russia joined us in the US for a 10-day exchange to DC, Virginia, and Colorado.

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Indonesian Professional Fellows Recognized by the Minnesota State House

Our four Indonesian professional fellows were recognized on the floor of the Minnesota House of Representatives by ACYPL alumnus and State Representative Joe Hoppe (Australia 2004) on May 1. Mr. Denni Nurdwiansyah, Ms. Elisabet Jupesta, Mr. Hans Jong, and Ms. Lia Wulandari received a standing … Continue reading

Professional Fellows Program Southeast Asia

[Intern Reflection]: Jenny Bright: “Love from the Intern”

Last week marked the last day of my internship here at ACYPL. Over the past several months, I have been lucky enough to spend my days in the office helping prepare the materials delegates receive at the beginning of an … Continue reading


[Alumni Reflection] Yuri Guaiana: “US Democracy Seen Through the Eyes of a European Traveler”

“Amongst the novel objects that attracted my attention during my stay in the United States, nothing struck me more forcibly than the general equality of conditions.” This is how Alexis de Tocqueville began his renowned Democracy in America after traveling … Continue reading

Alumni Europe

[Russian Federation to US ’15 Preview] Alexandra Poblinkova: “US and Russia: More Similar Than We Think”

Participating in ACYPL’s US-Russia Media Dialogue 2014 was a great experience for me. I had a great chance to visit the USA and to learn more about this country. During the 10-day program, I really enjoyed meeting new people, especially … Continue reading

Alumni Russia

US and Russia: International exchange over 44 years

Beginning on April 26, six geographically and politically diverse Russian emerging leaders will join us in the US for a 10-day exchange program organized by ACYPL and its partner, Russian NGO, the Youth Public Chamber. In 1971, the first ACYPL … Continue reading

Alumni Russia

Russian political leaders to arrive in US for international exchange program

        Russian political leaders to arrive in US for international exchange program Political Exchange Focuses on American Governance, Policy-making, and Public Diplomacy WASHINGTON, DC—A six-member multi-partisan delegation of political and policy professionals from the Russian Federation will … Continue reading

Media Press Russia