APLP Experience: Second Semester (January 2 – May 4, 2018)

APLP Fellowship activities for the Second Term take place virtually through internet-based platforms.  Most APLP Fellows return to their home countries [and former employment], as all required assignments can be completed independently and submitted through internet-based platforms.  The typical time commitment for Second Term assignments is 3 – 4 hours per week (ex: monthly updates, a capstone project and final portfolio).  The Second Term of the APLP is designed to provide the time, space and institutional support for participants to pursue individual career plans and professional goals. It is a time to activate the learning from the First Term in practical application and to deepen the leadership learning process.

In addition to the independent, internet-based assignments required for the APLP Fellowship Second Term, APLP Fellows may also choose to independently pursue activities such as internships, coursework or applied leadership projects. Most APLP Fellows undertake a Second Term activity in the Asia Pacific region. Please note the East-West Center will not sponsor visas for non-U.S. participants who wish to remain in the U.S. for the Second Term (APLP Fellows must make such arrangements independently with a partner organization).  Opportunities to undertake an East-West Center sponsored Second Term activity, such as the Group Independent Study Travel (GIST) Southeast Asia Field Study, have separate application processes which will be announced during the First Term.  Supplementary scholarships are generally not available to support Second Term activities, but project-specific funding may become available periodically – all such opportunities are announced to the entire APLP cohort during the First Term.



APLP Graduation: 


Participants gather in Honolulu in May after new study, project, and employment experiences in Asia Pacific, the U.S. mainland and Hawai‘i. Each participant gives an in-depth presentation on their activities, including reflection on the challenges and rewards of applying leadership and knowledge in new settings. Participants share experiences and learning during this important time of reflection, graduation and celebration.  Attendance at the graduation ceremony in May is not required - many APLP Fellows gather in the Asia Pacific region for independent celebrations.