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American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Leadership Development Programs


The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) program focuses on international educational exchanges for young political leaders worldwide. The 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 skills and enhance their understanding of international relations. This program is designed to promote mutual understanding, respect, and friendship with the goal of cultivating long-lasting relationships among young people who are poised to become tomorrow's global leaders and policy makers.

The American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) program focuses on international educational exchanges for young political leaders worldwide. The 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 skills and enhance their understanding of international relations. This program is designed to promote mutual understanding, respect, and friendship with the goal of cultivating long-lasting relationships among young people who are poised to become tomorrow's global leaders and policy makers.


For detailed eligibility requirements, please see the application information below.


Please visit the U.S. Department of State ACYPL Information Page for detailed eligibility requirements and application information.


For more information about this program and all other education programs offered by the U.S. Department of State, please visit the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Programs website.