Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship 2017 in USA (Funded)

Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship 2017 in USA (Funded)


Deadline: December 15, 2016
Location: USA

Funded !!


The East-West Center is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 – 2018 Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP). The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region and a signature program of the East West Center.

Currently celebrating its 16th anniversary, the APLP has created a network of 581 dynamic leaders in 58 countries who are helping to build a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community.

Program Description:

The APLP seeks outstanding individuals from all walks of life (government, business, NGOs, health sciences, media, monastic orders, and education) to participate in an innovative leadership development program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  The average age of an APLP Fellow is 33, with an average of 5 – 8 years of professional experience prior to entering the program.

All fellows live on the East-West Center’s campus in Honolulu, Hawaii from August through December 2017 for the residential portion of the program.  From January – April 2018, the program is run virtually [online] and fellows have the option to return to their home countries or apply for extended fieldwork in Southeast Asia, internships, self-designed projects and employment experiences.


  • Bachelor’s degree – applicants must have at least a 3-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited U.S. College or University or from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. Equivalency is determined by the University of Hawai’i.
  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, and a deep interest in experiential leadership development training.


  • Professional work experience and achievement
  • Leadership track record in professional, public, and/or personal realms
  • International experience and aptitude, including overseas residence,  language skills, intercultural and diversity exposure
  • Volunteer and community service experience
  • Asia Pacific engagement: evidence of knowledge of the region, as well as a demonstrated commitment to its future prosperity. This might include employment in the region, classes taken at University, languages spoken, memberships and fellowships, specific projects, field studies, and areas of research interest
  • Experience of cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups.

Scholarship Value:

  • Fees to cover tuition, on-campus accommodation and administrative expenses for the eight-week program are $3,500 USD. Personal living and travel expenses vary according to the candidate’s lifestyle. We suggest that selected candidates budget at least $600 USD per month, or $1,200 USD for eight weeks, for food and other personal expenses.


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3 thoughts on “Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship 2017 in USA (Funded)

  1. I think this is a great opportunity for individuals like me who is passionate and committed enough working as catalysts of change. As an Environmental Specialist, Community Leader and a Human Resource Manager, I wish I could join this Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship next year.


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