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[Alumni Reflection] 	Carolina Basualdo: Panchos and Politics in DC and Colorado
[Alumni Reflection] Carolina Basualdo: Panchos and Politics in DC and Colorado
I traveled to USA in 2014 six colleagues from Argentina, all invited by ACPYL and Fundacion Universitaria Rio de la Plata (FURP). We participated in a program that...
02-16-2017 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Alena Popova: “I have used many techniques that I saw in US”
[Alumni Reflection] Alena Popova: “I have used many techniques that I saw in US”
I know about elections firsthand. At the time of the 2012 Elections Exchange program, I already had taken part as a candidate in the 2011 Russian Parliamentary elections....
11-03-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Colmon Elridge: “I left a chunk of my heart with the people of Tunisia”
[Alumni Reflection] Colmon Elridge: “I left a chunk of my heart with the people of Tunisia”
As a kid who grew up in rural Kentucky, sometimes homeless and consistently poor, I never thought I would have the opportunity to travel within the United States,...
05-17-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Holly Chisa: Ancient Country at a Modern Crossroads
[Alumni Reflection] Holly Chisa: Ancient Country at a Modern Crossroads
The moment I knew we were somewhere different came at dinner about a week into our exchange.  We were eating in a small room in the back of...
05-17-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Katie Loovis: “Your head might hurt, but your heart will be full”
[Alumni Reflection] Katie Loovis: “Your head might hurt, but your heart will be full”
  Complex. That’s how I often describe Israel and the West Bank. There are religious, political, economic, geographic, cultural, and social layers that make me believe this is...
05-09-2016 posted by Acypl
[Alumni Reflection] Clay Middleton: “Building tolerance and increasing understanding”
[Alumni Reflection] Clay Middleton: “Building tolerance and increasing understanding”
  Being selected as a delegate to the West Bank and Israel in 2012 with the ACYPL provided me with great exposure to a culture and perspective that...
05-03-2016 posted by Acypl
[US to India ’15] Pete Seat: “Organized Chaos”
[US to India ’15] Pete Seat: “Organized Chaos”
Ask an Indian to describe their country and the answer is quick and firm, “organized chaos.” And it’s a description that’s hard to refute. Traffic lanes are guidelines...
01-05-2016 posted by Acypl
[US to India ’15] Lynlie Wallace: “Seeing India through more than an American lens”
[US to India ’15] Lynlie Wallace: “Seeing India through more than an American lens”
“We’ve been hearing a lot about Diaspora this week. So many well educated Indians have left the country. Do you think the Indian Diaspora is a bad thing?”...
01-05-2016 posted by Acypl
[US to India ’15] Tobias Read: “Opportunities start with people-to-people diplomacy”
[US to India ’15] Tobias Read: “Opportunities start with people-to-people diplomacy”
Even at the end of a record setting month for rain in the Pacific Northwest, I’m aware of how lucky I am to live in a place I...
01-05-2016 posted by Acypl
[US to India ’15]: “From cow powered rickshaws to parliamentary tours — an epic adventure in India”
[US to India ’15]: “From cow powered rickshaws to parliamentary tours — an epic adventure in India”

In December, a delegation of Americans traveled to India to learn about US-India bilateral relations and the Indian political system.The group met with parliamentary representatives, business leaders, and even attended a traditional Indian wedding!

12-17-2015 posted by Acypl

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Alumni Reflection: Ulfa Mubarika (PFP 2019)

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Alumni Reflection: Candace Gerritsen (Vietnam 2019)

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2020 New Board of Trustees Members!

  We are proud to welcome Tami Jackson Buckner (Australia 2009), Mike Inganamort (Morocco & Tunisia 2016), Bret Perkins (New Zealand 2013), DiAnne Graham (North Macedonia 2019), and...

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