Author Topic: Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) Fellowship for International Students in USA, 2014/15  (Read 304 times)

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The East-West Center is inviting applications for Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) for 2014/15 academic year. The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May). The first five months (August through December) involves intensive coursework and living and working within a diverse community. During the second semester (January – May), participants engage in a range of flexible, customized activities for an additional 4 months. Upon entry, all participants are awarded an Asia Pacific Leadership Fellowship.  In addition to the APLP Entry Fellowship granted to all participants, a sizeable number of East-West Center funding opportunities are available.

Applications for the 2014 – 2015 APLP Fellowship will be available from September 1, 2013. 

Study Subject(s): First semester program content focuses on three areas: interpreting emerging issues facing the Asia Pacific; developing leadership capacity; and professional development. Activities include workshops, discussion seminars, outdoor challenges, lectures, simulations, field experience, independent work and online activities. After the core experience, participants engage in a range of flexible, customized activities for an additional four months (January to May). These activities include: coursework at the University of Hawaii; developing applied leadership projects; carrying out extended field studies; new professional positions; or returning to employment. In all cases there is a continuation of the program through online and/or face-to-face meetings. There is a May graduation/re-union and conference in Honolulu.

Course Level: The APLP is a nine-month program (early-August to early-May) with a minimum five-month residency requirement. Participants engage in a range of flexible, customized activities for an additional four months (January to May).

Scholarship Provider: East-West Center

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:

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All participants have at least a Bachelor’s degree and most have a Master’s degree. APLP participants have come from 53 countries and have a tremendous range of backgrounds (as examples:  science, business, development, politics, government, civil society, medicine, religious orders, art, finance, academia or research). The age of participants ranges from mid 20s to mid 40s with an average of over 30.  Most have at least five years of professional experience.

-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 the TOEFL.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: 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. APLP 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 empowered to exercise leadership and promote cooperation in a variety of cultural, geographical and institutional environments. In short, APLP alumni are navigators of change.

Number of award(s): The 35 – 40 participants selected each year have strong leadership experience or exhibit high leadership potential.

Duration of award(s): The APLP is a nine-month program (mid-August to mid-May) with an initial five-month residency requirement in Hawai‘i.

What does it cover? 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 resources, 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 (fellows responsible for paying applicable U.S. taxes). In addition to the APLP Entry Fellowship granted to all participants, a sizeable number of East-West Center funding opportunities are available.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The priority application deadline will be December 1, 2013.

 Note: Applications for the 2014 – 2015 APLP Fellowship will be available from September 1, 2013. 

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application