[YSEALI Professional Fellows Program spring ’15]: “Our American experience—from plans to action”

In late April, 14 fellows from Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam joined us in the US for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program. [View the story “[YSEALI Professional Fellows Program spring ’15]: “Our … Continue reading

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[Professional Fellows Congress spring ’15]: “Making It Matter: Changing the World One by One”

In early June, ACYPL hosted 215+ emerging leaders from 44 countries for the spring 2015 Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DC. The week-long event included workshops, panel discussions, and professional trainings for all the young professionals.

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[US to China ’15]: “Building friendships at home and beyond”

In May, 7 American delegates traveled to China to participate in a 14-day exchange that took them to Beijing, Qinghai Province, and Shanghai. While there, they met with local and national officials, toured museums, visited universities, and learned about US-China trade, among many other activities

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[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

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“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

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[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

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[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

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