Deadline: December 31, 2013
The East-West Center is pleased to invite applications for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship (APLP) for the 2014 – 2015 year. The APLP is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region and a signature program of the East West Center. Upon acceptance, all participants receive a fellowship valued at approximately $15,000 USD to cover the majority of the program costs.
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. From August – December 2014, 35 Fellows from around the globe will join regional specialists and leadership educators in a dynamic learning community. From January – April 2015, Fellows have the option to participate in extended fieldwork in Southeast Asia, internships, self-designed projects and employment experience.
- 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.
- TOEFL or IELTS: This is a requirement for all international students (unless automatically exempt). Your English language proficiency exam 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 exam as soon as possible. Exemption criteria are listed in the APLP Application Instructions Booklet.
- 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.
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