The "Indo-Pacific Journalists Study Tour and Dialogue in Taiwan: Enhancing Regional Connections" is a program run by the East-West Center in Washington in partnership with US Embassy Delhi. The program will take 18 journalists, representative of mid to senior career journalists in India, Taiwan, Japan, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and New Zealand on a three-day study tour, dialogue, and briefing program of Taiwan, free of cost. Participants will visit the capital Taipei, and Hsinchu, home of Taiwan's semiconductor industry. 

The application window will launch on December 1st, 2023, and program participation will be confirmed by the end of January 2024. The study tour will take place in April 2024 (Dates TBC). 

Application Guidelines:

  1. Please fill out the application in English only. Non-English applications will not be considered. 
  2. If you have any questions regarding the application or any of your answers, please contact Program Manager Ms. Abbigail Hull at or the Program Coordinator Mr. Aryan D'Rozario at 

The U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Global Leadership Youth Summit 

The US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Global Leadership Youth Summit is a new annual youth leadership initiative implemented by the East-West Center, with funding and support from U.S. Embassies in Seoul and Tokyo as well as the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea. This program is for emerging leaders based in the United States, South Korea, and Japan, with additional representation from Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Participants will take part in an online workshop series before capping off their journey in Busan, Republic of Korea to represent their countries at a three-day Summit, July 11-13, 2024. This summit will give youth the unique opportunity to work together with a diverse group of their peers to discuss and act on some of the most pressing global challenges facing the world today.

The U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Global Leadership Youth Summit Application Form:


  1. English language fluency is an important aspect of this program. We will not be able to accommodate candidates who are unable to converse or write in fluent English.  
  2. Applicants must be between the ages of 18-30 years old
  3. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, Japan, or South Korea
  4. Applicants who are citizens of a Southeast Asian country or Pacific Island, must be an alumnus of the YSEALI or YPL program and nominated by their U.S. Embassy post. 
  5. This program does not give preference to any academic major or minor over another. Individuals from all disciplines and academic backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants do not have to be a current student to apply
  6. Applicants, if selected, must be willing and able to attend four virtual sessions (to be held on weekends) and the U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Global Leadership Youth Summit: on July 11-13, 2024 in Busan, Republic of Korea (South Korea). Participants must also be willing to take part in alumni activities and follow-on programs after the Busan Summit. Travel expenses (airfare, hotels, food, travel to and within South Korea) will be borne by the East-West Center and the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea. 
  7. We encourage a diverse range of applicants including those who are differently abled, identify as LGBTQIA+, and/or are members of protected groups (including refugees and/or North Korean defectors). 
  8. Applicants must adhere and agree to all the “Terms and Conditions” at the end of this application. 


  1. Please complete all parts of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
  2. Applications that demonstrate a lack of fluency in English will not be considered.  
  3. Decisions on complete applications will be communicated to applicants no later than February 1, 2024. 
  4. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to East-West Center in Washington Program Manager, Ms. Abbigail Hull (  


This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the East-West Center.

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