What We Do
ACYPL and our program partners around the world design unique international educational exchanges for young elected, political, and policy leaders with often divergent points of view to explore common concerns and points of difference.
Each US-based and international program provides in-depth exploration of the governance, politics, policy making, bilateral relations, culture, and geographic diversity of the host country. Participants are provided opportunities to strengthen their personal leadership and public diplomacy skills and enhance their understanding of international relations.
With financial support from the United States Department of State, corporations, labor unions, foundations, and alumni, ACYPL annually conducts 25-30 programs around the world.
Each ACYPL exchange includes 7-12 young leaders, ages 25-40, and is designed to reflect the broad diversity of the United States.
Exchanges begin in the host country’s capital with delegates traveling to 1 or 2 additional locations throughout the 8-14 day program. Delegates experience the host country’s geographic and cultural diversity as well as examine its national and local government, politics, policy making, and history.
ACYPL international delegations are hosted by American ACYPL alumni in their home state who give generously of their time, expertise, and financial support.