FAPA Emerging Leaders Workshop

An Opportunity for Young Professionals to Learn US Taiwan Policy in DC

Program Overview

Since 2010, FAPA has organized the FAPA Emerging Leaders Workshop normally every two years. This week-long Workshop invites outstanding young talents around the world to Washington, D.C. to learn about U.S.-Taiwan-China relations and exchange views with each other. FAPA has cultivated more than 150 emerging leaders thus far, including Member of LY Wang Ting-yu, City Councilors Ying-meng Lin and Jiho Chang.
2022 FAPA Emerging Leaders Workshop is held especially in memory of Taiwan’s independence pioneer and legend Dr. Lee, Ying-Yuan. 

Program Fee

FREE. FAPA will pay for the accommodations and meals for the participants during the Workshop. Participants need to cover the round-trip travel costs to Washington, D.C.

Ideal Candidates

We look for young professionals or students, who are passionate about Taiwan and aged from 20 to 40, interested in International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, Laws, Economics, or related fields with excellent English proficiency. Professional experience will be considered an advantage. 

Registration Information

  • Fill out the registration form. (Word or PDF)
  • Email the registration form and application documents to [email protected] by July 22.
  • Application documents include an English statement of purpose and a recommendation letter. (SOP example HERE)
  • Please fill out the Registration Confirmation Form after you email all documents so that we keep better track of your registration. You will receive a confirmation of the registration letter within four days after you fill out this form.


  • Participants are welcome to join the FAPA 40th Anniversary Banquet and the National Advocacy Conference. For more information, please visit: https://fapa.org/2022-nac/
  • To apply for an air travel subsidy, please fill out & email the Air Travel Subsidy Application to [email protected]. Please elaborate on the reasons for applying for the subsidy in the application.
  • Air travel subsidy is NOT guaranteed to all applicants and does NOT cover the flight fares in full. 

Important Dates

July 22


July 25


July 27- Aug. 3


Aug. 5


Aug. 10

Intent to Register Deadline

Sep. 11

Workshop Starts!

Workshop Schedule

Below is the course schedule from the 2022 FAPA Emerging Leaders Workshop. We managed to add the most updated topics, such as U.S.-Taiwan FTA and cyber warfare to the schedule. 

Click HERE for the 2019 ELW Schedule.