EWCA Member Benefits and Privileges

Welcome to the East-West Center Association!

With your recent participation in an East-West Center (EWC) program, we welcome you as a member of the East-West Center Association (EWCA), an international network of more than 68,000 professionals in key positions in education, government, business, media, and other professions. This extensive network is one of our greatest resources.  We hope you will continue to participate in programs that support the East-West Center’s mission and outreach in the region.  

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We look forward to hearing about your new experiences and ask that you keep us informed of your work, your accomplishments, and your whereabouts. Please help us keep in touch by making sure we have your current contact information. Access the East-West Community to update your information online and to stay abreast of alumni activities, visit EWCA Announcements and News.


Benefit Highlights:

Global Network

With more than 68,000 alumni and associates around the world, the East-West Center has one of the largest networks of professionals working to advance international cooperation and understanding between the East and West. As part of that network, you can receive advice and support from members throughout the region. By joining any of the 50 alumni chapters in Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. and through your chapter involvement, you can open up even more rewarding opportunities and collaborate with others.  While traveling, you can also contact local chapters for assistance.

Alumni E-newsletter and Blog

The Alumni e-newsletter keeps you informed of developments at the EWC and provides updates about our large family of members around the world.  Find articles and updates from current EWC participants, alumni, and community on the EWCA Blog.  

Make sure we have your current email so you are on our email list. 

Social Networks and EWC Community

Connect and communicate with each other by joining the Alumni Facebook page and  Alumni and Community LinkedIn Group (for members only).  Remember to tag #EastWestCenterAlumni on relevant posts!  The East-West Center Community is an online community and directory exclusively for members.  Update your contact information anytime and search for friends and professional colleagues to connect with. 

EWC Housing Alumni Discount 

NOTE: Due to covid restrictions on EWC’s campus, the EWC Housing Office will not be taking any new reservations until 2022. Updates will be posted here when available.

Continuing in 2022:  Members receive an alumni discount at any of the three EWC housing facilities: Lincoln Hall, Hale Mānoa and Hale Kuahine. Advanced reservations are necessary. For more information, contact the Housing Office at (808) 944-7805.  Don’t forget to mention you are an EWC alumni! 

International and Regional Conferences 

Biennial Alumni International Conferences are held in major cities around the world. Conferences offer an important and unique forum for professional interchange and networking. It is also a place where old friends meet and new friendships are forged. Members receive discounted registration rates. 

Library Privileges

Associates living in Hawaii may borrow circulating books and documents from the EWC Research Information Services collection for up to one month. Visiting associates may also borrow these materials for a month or the duration of their stay in the islands, whichever is shorter.

Eligibility for the East-West Center Distinguished Alumni Award

You may be recognized by your colleagues in the EWC community worldwide for your professional achievements and contributions to further East-West understanding and cooperation. For more information, go to website

And much more