APLP Experience: Field Studies
Field Studies have been an integral part of the APLP since its inception. In 2002 the APLP Field Studies group traveled to Seattle, USA; Bangkok, Thailand and Tokyo, Japan. Field excursions provide new insights into leadership and the region and bring participants into contact with a wide range of leaders working in diverse locales.

The 2003 and 2004 Field Studies traveled to Washington, D.C. and to two sites in Thailand -- Bangkok and Khon Kaen, an agricultural city in the Northeast.

In January 2005, the field studies visited Washington, D.C., Bangkok, Khon Kaen, Thailand and Vientianne, Laos.

In October 2006, the APLP field study visited New York City and Washington D.C.

In December 2006, the APLP field study spent three weeks exploring Vietnam and attended the East-West Center Alumni Conference in Hanoi.

The content of the most recent field studies may be found in the following detailed materials.

October 2006 New York City/Washington, D.C. -pdf
January 2006 Thailand and Cambodia Field Study Itinerary -pdf
January 2005 Thailand and Laos Field Study Itinerary -pdf

The field studies are highly demanding of participants, with multiple meetings per day and required independent work. They provide a unique opportunity for our diverse class to learn together on the road. They have proven to be venues for the activation and realization of the work done at the East-West Center campus.

All Field Studies in 2007-2008 are subject to the availability of funding sponsorship.

Participants in Laos during 2005 Field Study.