May 28, 2009: Reception at EWCW for Participants in the U.S.-South Pacific & U.S.-Timor-Leste Scholarship Program

(Click to Enlarge) Scholarship participants, student supervisors, and other invited guests mingle at the East-West Center in Washington.

EWCW Hosts Recipients of the U.S.-South Pacific & U.S.-Timor-Leste Scholarship Programs



(Washington D.C.) May 28–The East-West Center in Washington hosted a reception for the student recipients of the U.S.—South Pacific (USSP) and the U.S.—Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Programs, which are funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Also attending the reception were the students' supervisors in Washington D.C., representatives of Pacific nation embassies, and EWC alumni.


The student fellows are degree candidates at universities in the United States in various fields that their sponsor hopes will eventually assist them in developing leadership qualities and skills that will contribute to the human resource capacity and development of their respective countries. 


One of the scholarship program requirements is an approximately five-week summer internship experience during which these students have a professional appointment, typically in Washington, DC, in an organization or government agency that is engaged in work related to the student’s major field of study.  During their internships, the USSP and USTL student fellows also engage in cultural enrichment activities. 


Following the internship experience, the student fellows will spend one week in a home stay with an American family in Portland, Oregon before returning to their respective campuses to continue their studies. 


You can learn more about these fellowship programs and other student programs administered by the East-West Center by visiting the Student Programs webpage .