Offer: Asia Pacific Leadership Program
The Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in Asia Pacific and a signature program of the East-West Center. The program links advanced and interdisciplinary analysis of emergent regional issues with experiential leadership learning.
The APLP empowers future leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century.
Graduates leave the East-West Center with an expanded regional perspective. They are knowledgeable about the societies and issues of the Asia Pacific region and trained to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2010
The APLP is a nine-month program (mid-August to mid-May) with a minimum five-month residency requirement. During the first five months all participants are based at the East-West Center in Honolulu and live together on campus. The purpose of the APLP is to create a network of action, focused on building a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community.
Bachelor's Degree - applicants must have a 4-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. Generally, an equivalent could be a 3-year bachelor's degree plus a 1-year master's degree, or a 2-year bachelor's degree plus a 2-year master's degree.
TOEFL: This is a requirement for all international students (unless automatically exempt). Your TOEFL test result can be no more than two years old. The International English language Testing System (IELTS) may be substituted for TOEFL. See FAQs for further details. We recommend you take the TOEFL test as soon as possible.
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 interest in and knowledge of the region, as well as 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.
FUNDING 2010-2011 (SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT):
Upon entry, all participants are awarded an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellowship. The Fellowship is used to cover the majority of program fees, provision of learning materials, electronic and print materials, transportation to most off-site locations, other travel and excursions, specialized workshops, and health insurance. The estimated value of these items is approximately $15,000.