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[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15] Lia Wulandari: Exploring solutions to challenges in Indonesia
[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15] Lia Wulandari: Exploring solutions to challenges in Indonesia
ACYPL brought me to Minnesota during the Professional Fellows Program and I spent my fellowship at the Hennepin County Election Office and met many humble people who are...
09-30-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to Australia ’13] Megan Jones: “Connecting Iowans and Australians”
[US to Australia ’13] Megan Jones: “Connecting Iowans and Australians”
It is no secret I love my home state of Iowa. I came to Australia naïve about the connection my home state would have with this beautiful country....
09-30-2015 posted by Acypl
[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15]: Aushim Merchant: “Redefining my world view”
[Professional Fellows Program spring ’15]: Aushim Merchant: “Redefining my world view”
My Professional Fellows Program (PFP) experience is more than just a cherished memory– it is also a distinct part of who I am today. One of my most...
09-30-2015 posted by Acypl
[China to US ’15]: “Preparing young political leaders for continued partnership between the US and China”
[China to US ’15]: “Preparing young political leaders for continued partnership between the US and China”

In September, six geographically and politically diverse emerging leaders from China joined us in the US for a 10-day exchange trip that took them to DC, Orlando, FL and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

09-29-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to Turkey ’15]: “Building political partnerships in an ancient and modern city”
[US to Turkey ’15]: “Building political partnerships in an ancient and modern city”

In early September, six American delegates traveled to Turkey for an 11-day exchange trip to learn about Turkish government, culture and society.

09-24-2015 posted by Acypl
[Model American Congress ’15]: “Gaining Real-World Experience in US Politics”
[Model American Congress ’15]: “Gaining Real-World Experience in US Politics”

In late August, eight Egyptian students joined us in DC for Model American Congress. The program is hosted in partnership with Cairo University to bring high achieving students to the US for a two-week intensive program, including a one-week internship in a Senator's office or committee office.

09-22-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to Indonesia + Malaysia ’15]: “Building incredible friendships abroad”
[US to Indonesia + Malaysia ’15]: “Building incredible friendships abroad”

In August, seven American delegates traveled to Indonesia and Malaysia for a 10-day exchange trip to the county. While there, they had the opportunity to meet with various high level political officials, ACYPL alumni, and discover the two countries different cultures.

09-22-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to China ’15] Beth Lewallen: “Exchanges Create A Better World Inside and Outside Our Borders”
[US to China ’15] Beth Lewallen: “Exchanges Create A Better World Inside and Outside Our Borders”
On the popular Chinese social media app WeChat, updates shared with friends are entitled “Moments.”  Like Facebook, the “Moments” capture a snapshot of life in China, the thoughts...
09-02-2015 posted by Acypl
[US to China 2013]: Natalie Joubert: “Reflecting on my ACYPL experience”
[US to China 2013]: Natalie Joubert: “Reflecting on my ACYPL experience”
It’s been two years since I traveled with ACYPL as part of the delegation to China, but the experience remains one of the more remarkable, fascinating journeys of...
09-02-2015 posted by Acypl
Fall Intern Applications Now Open
Fall Intern Applications Now Open
ACYPL is now accepting applications for full or part-time internships for the fall 2015 semester. Start and end dates are flexible and all internships are located in our...
08-28-2015 posted by Acypl

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