FAPA Emerging Leaders Workshop

An Opportunity for Young Professionals to Learn U.S. - Taiwan Policy in D.C.

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.

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 Steps

  1. Register Online.
  2. Fill out the Registration Form. (Word or PDF)
  3. Email the registration form and application documents to [email protected] by April 27. (All documents have to be in PDF format)
    *Application documents include an English statement of purpose and a recommendation letter.*


  • Participants need to submit USD$ 100 as a security deposit for their spots in the workshop. The full amount will be returned to them after they participate in the entire workshop. 
  • Accommodation is on a double occupancy basis. 
  • 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

April 27


April 28


May 1 - 15


May 19


May 25

Intent to Register Deadline

June 25

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. The 2023 schedule is coming soon. 

Click HERE for the 2019 ELW Schedule.