Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program - Spring 2020
Application deadline November 30, 2019!
The East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP), in cooperation with the Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State’sBureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, conducts the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program. This program will bring two cohorts of tourism industry professionals from the Pacific Islands to Honolulu, Hawai‘i for intensive six-week programs that build significant new capacity and facilitate enduring professional bonds between industry leaders in the United States and the Pacific Islands. Participants receive leadership training, network with fellow professionals, visit exciting tourist sites, are placed in an organization/business/agency for a 4-week on the job learning experience, and travel to Washington DC for a capstone conference.
The Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program draws broadly and deeply upon Hawaii’s unique position as an American state with one of the world’s premier tourism industries. It is designed to build capacity across the Pacific region by creating strong and enduring connections between 32 mid-level Professional Fellows from 13 Pacific island countries and no fewer than 13 Hawaii-based Americans in private and public tourism-related organizations.
If you are selected as a Professional Fellow, your full participation will be funded by the East-West Center through a grant from the U.S. Department of State.