Over the years we’ve been honored to provide an opportunity for thousands of young political leaders to experience an ACYPL exchange. Here are just a few of the notable names we are lucky enough to count among our alumni network (with the exchange listed in parentheses).


United States Senate
Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Majority Leader (Middle East 1979)
Dick Durbin, D-IL, Minority Whip (USSR 1979)

Cory Gardner R-CO, Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee (India and Pakistan 2007)
Roy Blunt, R-MO (Belgium 1989)
Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND (France 1995)
Gary Peters, D-MI (Saudi Arabia and Jordan 1995)

Cabinet Secretaries
Betsy DeVos, Secretary, Department of Education (China 1988)
E. Scott Pruitt, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (Israel and the Palestinian Territories 2000)

United States House of Representatives
Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, Majority Leader (China 1995)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-WA, Republican Conference Chair (China 1998)
Steny Hoyer, D-MD, Minority Whip (Germany 1982)
James Clyburn, D-SC, Assistant Minority Leader (USSR 1972)
Joseph Crowley , D-NY, Chair, House Democratic Caucus (Portugal and Spain 1988)

Rob Bishop, R-UT (China 1984)
Marsha Blackburn, R-TN (Finland and Estonia 1996)
Joaquin Castro, D-TX (Argentina and Uruguay 2007)
Mike Coffman, R-CO (South Africa 1993)
Steve Cohen, D-TN (Japan 1986)
Tom Cole, R-OK (Australia 1987)
Jim Costa, D-CA (Germany 1987)
Joe Courtney, D-CT (UK 1990)
Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-NJ (Belgium, Italy, and Spain 1978)
Thomas Garrett, R-VA (Thailand and Vietnam 2012)
Morgan Griffith, R-VA (China 1997)
Brett Guthrie, R-KY (Brazil 1999)
Vicky Hartzler, R-MO (China 1996)
Bill Huizenga, R-MI (Philippines 2007)
Evan Jenkins, R-WV (Taiwan 1998)
Lynn Jenkins, R-KS (Vietnam 2001)
Derek Kilmer, D-WA (Taiwan 2008)
Alex Mooney, R-WV (India 2003)
Erik Paulsen, R-MN (Philippines 2001)
Mark Pocan, D-WI (Indonesia 2002)
Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-AS (Australia 1986)
Hal Rogers, R-KY (Mexico 1976)
Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA (USSR 1985)
Todd Rokita, R-IN (Vietnam 2005)
Ed Royce, R-CA (Germany 1984)
Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ (Morocco 2005)
Adrian Smith, R-NE (Tanzania 2004)
Jason Smith, R-MO (Algeria 2010)
Juan Vargas, D-CA (Russia and Ukraine 1994)
Greg Walden R-OR, (Japan 1991)
Peter Welch, D-VT (USSR 1986)
Kevin Yoder R-KS (Russia 2004)

Kate Brown, D-OR (Australia 1996)
Roy Cooper, D-NC (France 1990)
Kim Reynolds, R-IA (Taiwan 1995)

Attorneys General
Hector Balderas, D-NM (Pakistan 2006)
Mike Hunter, R-OK (Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua 1986)
Derek Schmidt, R-KS (UK 1996)

Secretaries of State
Matthew Dunlap, D-ME (Russia 2002)
Tre Hargett, R-TN (Taiwan 2000)
Shantel Krebs, R-SD (China and Taiwan 2012)
Mark Martin, R-AR (Pakistan 2006)
Michele Reagan, R-AZ (Australia 2005)
Paul Pate, R-IA (Chile and Brazil 1994)
Maggie Toulouse Oliver, D-NM (Cuba 2015)

State Treasurers
Allison Ball, R-KY (Hungary and Croatia 2017)
John Chiang, D-CA (South Korea 2003)
Michael Fitzgerald, D-IA (China 1988)
Mike Frerichs, D-IL (Japan 2011)
Nancy Kopp, D-MD (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia 1981)
Tobias Read, D-OR (India 2015)