Luce Scholars 2018-2019
The 2018-2019 Luce Scholars arrived in Asia at the end of June 2019 for two months of intensive language classes and then began professional placements with host institutions in Asia from early September 2019 through June 20, 2020. The 18 Scholars were chosen from a competitive pool of nominations by 70 colleges and universities across the United States. Their placements in Asia reflected their diverse backgrounds and included institutions such as the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM) in Hanoi, Vietnam, the Mehrangarh Museum Trust in Jodhpur India, and the Asian Center for Women’s Studies in Seoul, Korea. In October, 2018 the Luce Scholars convened for a mid-year assessment program in Krabi, Thailand. In July, 2019, The Asia Foundation coordinated the Focus Country wrap-up meeting held in China – Taiwan and Hong Kong S.A.R. A dinner was held onboard the Aqua Luna in Hong Kong to close the wrap-up programs. A program of The Henry Luce Foundation, it has been overseen and implemented in Asia by The Asia Foundation since its inception in 1974.