[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

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ACYPL Congressional Alumni Members Reception — May 13, 2015

Please join us for the ACYPL Congressional Alumni Members Reception to recognize the 114th Congressional class! To make a contribution to help support this event, please click here.  

Alumni Events

[Alumni Reflection] Erin Van Sickle: “A culture of service in Vietnam and Myanmar”

One of the reasons I was particularly excited to travel to Vietnam and Myanmar was to learn about the ways in which nonprofits, business communities, and governments leverage volunteers to meet critical needs in both countries. Through this exchange, I’ve … Continue reading

Alumni Asia Southeast Asia

Here’s your chance to be named Best Citizen Diplomat from the US State Department

  ACYPL American alumni are invited to take part in the first U.S. Department of State Citizen Diplomacy Challenge! By showcasing your exchange experience, you could be named one of the nation’s top citizen diplomats. “As alumni of international exchange programs, … Continue reading


[Alumni Reflection] Erin Conwell: “Trevor Noah, Ferguson, and Cape Town”

Recently, it was announced that Trevor Noah, a South African comedian, would take over for Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. Trevor first appeared on the Daily Show in January 2015, where within his first minute, he … Continue reading

Africa Alumni Sub-Saharan Africa

[Northern Ireland to US ’15]: “Building transatlantic relationships from Northern Ireland to the US”

In March, 7 Northern Irish policy leaders and elected officials journeyed to the US for an 8-day exchange trip to DC and Boston to learn about the US governance system and develop new transatlantic relationships.

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Europe Northern Ireland

[Northern Ireland to US ’15 Preview] Chanelle Hardy: 50 years later, an injustice anywhere is still, well, everywhere

Reflecting on my trip to Northern Ireland last summer, I realized the Northern Irish, too, had a reason to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Looking me directly in the eye, my guide on a … Continue reading

Alumni Europe Northern Ireland

[Pro Fellows ’15] Toni Panetta: “The long-term impact of the Professional Fellows Program”

The Philippines hadn’t been on my traveler’s bucket list, but when I received an email from ACYPL asking whether I’d be able to serve as an American mentor to three Filipinos participating in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) … Continue reading

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