first_imgThe East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Fall Cohort of the Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program in 2019.PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe 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’s Bureau 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.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.DatesFall 2019 CohortOctober 7 – November 9, 2019  Activities/Placement in Honolulu, Hawai‘iNovember 10 – 12, 2019  Activities in Washington, DCNovember 13 – 15, 2019  Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, DCELIGIBILITYApplicants must:Be citizens/nationals of one of the eligible countries (dual U.S. citizens are NOT eligible to apply)Be between the ages of 25-40Be currently employed in their home country (or in one of the other eligible countries) and have a demonstrated history of at least 2 years of employment in the tourism industryBe willing and able to obtain a J-1 visa and spend 6-weeks in the United StatesBe committed to returning to their home country after the programHave a track record of making an impact in their organziation, company, or communityBe capable of creating an action-orientated plan to address a specific business problem or policy challenge being faced in their countryHave sufficient spoken and written English language proficiency to effectively function in an American workplace.Eligible CountriesApplications will be accepted from the following Pacific Islands countries:Federated States of MicronesiaFijiKiribatiMarshall IslandsNauruPalauPapua New GuineaSamoaSolomon IslandsTimor LesteTongaTuvaluVanuatuDEADLINEYour application must be received by midnight March 30, 2019 (Hawaii Time).HOW TO APPLYFor all the details and an online application form go here. [If you are having trouble accessing the online application because you have extremely slow internet access you can download a PDF application form and submit it via email.]The post Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows Program-Fall 2019 appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img

Pacific Islands Tourism Professional Fellows ProgramFall 2019

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