EWC Welcomes New Students


New 2016 East-West Center studentsHONOLULU (August 10, 2016) – Nearly 70 student fellows from 38 countries and territories have arrived in Hawai‘i to begin participating in East-West Center programs this fall. Later in the month, 37 additional participants will begin the Center’s Asia Pacific and Pacific Islands certificate leadership programs.

(View a photo gallery of the Aloha Ceremony welcoming the new participants.)

The new graduate students and leadership program participants join more than 100 continuing participants in a diverse residential community on the East-West Center campus. The new student fellows – the majority of whom are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in a wide range of fields through the University of Hawai‘i – are currently participating in EWC’s intensive two-week Community Building Institute, featuring a wide variety of workshops, field trips and activities to develop collaborative team-building, cooperative study, cross-cultural understanding, regional literacy, leadership and service.

The degree study participants come to the Center through more than 15 distinct international competitive funding streams and programs, and are supported by alumni association scholarships and more than 35 named and endowed awards.