East – West Center, United States

International students from the Asia-Pacific region

The East-West Center’s graduate student programs, conducted in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i (UH), aim to cultivate a diverse student community dedicated to fostering positive change.

Established in 1960 by the U.S. Congress, the Center has supported over 8,000 students globally. These programs focus on building a sense of community, developing leadership skills, and enhancing regional literacy to facilitate collaboration and community development among nations. With participants from over 40 countries, including Hawai‘i and across the U.S., graduate students reside at the Center, engaging in shared learning, work, and living experiences. The East-West Center’s immersive environment fosters cultural exchange, collaborative preparation for regional leadership roles, and lasting relationships, creating an active network of individuals committed to driving positive change through shared experiences.

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