Welcome to AsiaPacificEd.org, a cross-cultural bridge to explore and connect with the Asia Pacific region.
The East-West Center’s AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools created AsiaPacificEd.org as an instrument for excellence in cross-cultural learning and exchange. It brings the world into the classroom and serves as a vehicle for building mutual knowledge among learners and educators from across the United States and the Asia Pacific.
AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools
One of the East-West Center’s signature programs, AsiaPacificEd Program for Schools is a global leader in providing Asia-focused global learning and exchange opportunities for elementary and secondary (K-12) teachers and students from across the United States and the Asia Pacific region. Our professional development programs for U.S. and Asian teachers, youth leadership programs for American and Asian high school students, and virtual classroom exchanges for K-12 schools provide direct experiences and hands-on opportunities for teachers and students across the U.S. and the Asia Pacific to connect and learn together, while our curriculum resources offer teachers with flexible tools to engage students in creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.
The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, is located midway between Asia and the US mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, DC, office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.
AsiaPacificEd.org draws upon the vast assets of the East-West Center and its extensive networks throughout the United States, Asia, the Pacific, and the world to further the Center’s K-12 mission.
More information on the East-West Center can be found at www.eastwestcenter.org