2019 YPL Conference PDF Form
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2019 Young Pacific Leaders Conference - FIJI

2019 YPL Program:

Virtual Activities - February 2019

YPL Conference in Fiji - 1st Week of March 2019

YPL LEADS Activities - May 2019

Application Deadline 12:00 AM: (New Zealand Time), 2 December 2018

(We anticipate that participants will be selected by 21 December 2018)

All required fields in this application must be answered completely.


Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be eligible for the program: 

1. Applicants must be 25-35 years old at time of the conference

2. Applicants must be a citizen and current resident of one of the YPL countries: Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii. 

3. Applicants must be fluent in English. The YPL Conference will be held entirely in English. 

4. Applicants must have a minimum of two-years work experience.

5. Applicants must be able to travel to Fiji and attend the 2019 YPL conference in its entirety. The YPL Program will cover all travel, accommodation and meals for selected recipients. 

*Please note travel dates may vary based on location of departure and may require extended layovers depending on flight itineraries. Please contact Cultural Vistas for more information at  

Application Directions

1. Prepare electronic versions of the following items; you will upload them at the end of this application:

Current C.V. or Resume (Limit 2 pages, Word Document or PDF format)

- Passport: Accepted participants must have a passport valid through 1 November 2019 at the time of the workshop. A copy of the biographic page is required (page with picture, legal name, birth information) and can be uploaded towards the end of the online application.

2. Complete this form in entirety including the two essay questions.

3. Upload the required documents

4. Review and agree to program terms and conditions

5. Submit 

**Please note that once started, the application is only saved upon full submission. Should you wish to print a copy of your application, please do so prior to submitting. It is recommended that applicants have all required documents (resumes, written materials, etc.) ready and in Word Document or PDF formats prior to begining the application. No other format types are supported and any materials submitted in other formats will not be accepted, deeming the application incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Personal Information

AS APPEARS ON PASSPORT (*Information below must match your valid passport or other government-issued ID*)

Does your passport expire AFTER 1 November 2019? *

Biographical Information

Gender *
Do you have any dietary restrictions? *
Do you have any physical conditions or allergies about which we need to be aware to prepare for your participation in this program? *
Have you ever participated in a U.S. government-sponsored program? *

Current Contact Address

PLEASE NOTE, the YPL Program will only arrange participant travel from YPL-eligible countries to the Conference. If you currently reside outside of the region, you will be responsible for arranging your own travel to a YPL country for Conference travel to Fiji.

Home Address (if different from current address)

Professional Experience

Paid work experience, including full time or part time employment, or paid internship:

Do you use English in your professional or academic settings? *

Unpaid internship or volunteer experience:

International Experience

Do you have any previous experience working or studying in another country (besides your home country)? *
Please indicate the areas you have visited:
If you have traveled outside of your home country, indicate the purpose of travel:

Previous Association with YPL

Have you previously participated in a Young Pacific Leaders Conference or Program? *
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How did you find out about this opportunity?

Emergency Contact Information

Please give the name and contact information of a spouse, relative and/or close friend which Cultural Vistas can contact in case of an emergency in which we cannot reach you.

Essay Questions

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Supporting Documents

Please upload the following documents:

Program Terms and Conditions

Read and check each statement below to indicate agreement:

I hereby agree to the following terms and conditions:
If you have any questions about these program conditions, program details, or need assistance submitting an application, please contact Cultural Vistas at   

Application Deadline 12:00AM (New Zealand Time), 2 December, 2018
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please e-mail Cultural Vistas at

Cultural Vistas - Washington, D.C. Office
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005