Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP)

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Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan

The East-West Center is pleased to host the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP), an initiative designed to provide opportunities to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a network of young leaders who will contribute to lasting people-to-people relationships across the Pacific, Asia, and United States. 

Program Goals

Now in its sixth year, the objective of the PILP Fellowship is to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific Islands region and build a network of young leaders who will shape the Pacific's future.

This program seeks to attract candidates possessing outstanding intellectual promise, high leadership potential, and commitment to serve the development needs of their countries.  It is intended to strengthen participants’ knowledge and understanding of key economic, social, political, health, educational and environmental issues affecting the region, and enable them to cultivate the leadership skills, approaches and networks to make meaningful contributions to the region throughout their careers.

Type of Study 

Participants will spend approximately four weeks engaging in experiential learning exercises at the East-West Center’s campus in Hawai‘i, in addition to five weeks in Taiwan at the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs. The program curriculum includes such topics as applied leadership skills, future scenario planning, social entrepreneurship and risk analysis, climate change and environmental stewardship, international relations, and public health. 

Program Dates Taipei, Taiwan (view of Taipei 101, a landmark skyscraper in the city's government and financial district). Photo by Andy Enero.

The 2018 PILP Fellowship is scheduled to take place from mid-August to mid-October 2018. 

PILP Fellowship Provisions 

Tuition, residence hall room costs, health insurance, course materials, living stipend, airfare to Honolulu, airfare from Honolulu to Taipei, airfare from Taipei to home country, as well as visa SEVIS fees (if required).

Application Information & Frequently-Asked Questions 

Applications must be submitted before February 18, 2018 for consideration.  Instructions and forms are available on the How To Apply page.

Click here to view answers to the most frequently-asked questions about the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan.