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2018 Destinations – ALT X

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Asia Leadership Trek X

Under the theme of “Vision and Value Creation: Charting the Path to Tomorrow’s Asia,” this coming winter 2018’s Asia Leadership Trek will be held on December 17 to  January 14, 2018 and will explore Mumbai, New Delhi and Agra, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan (main program), and Tbilisi, Georgia; and Baku, Azerbaijan (optional program). The Trek costs US$2600 (main), and US$1,400 (optional) which includes inter-Asia flights the cities, and accommodations, transportation, and meals in each country. Trekkers will arrive in New Delhi, India on December 24, 2018 (main), in Tbilisi, Georgia on December 17 (optional), and depart from Tokyo, Japan on January 14, 2018.



Schedule and Targeted Meetings (Meetings TBC)*
  • Tbilisi, GEORGIA (Dec.17-20, 2017): Bank of Georgia, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation, MagtiCom, Mzera Television Telasi, The University of Georgia, US Embassy, UNDP, Georgian Government and more
  • Baku, AZERBAIJAN (Dec. 20-24): AF Holding, Azerbaijan Railways, Azercell, Caspian Telecom, Inter Galss, MDI Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Government and more
  • Mumbai, New Delhi, and Agra, INDIA (Dec. 24, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018)Prime Minister’s Office [TBC], Ministry of Trade & Commerce, TATA Group, Bank of India, Arvind Group, Indian Oil Corporation, Ministry of Education, CNN India, Smile Foundation, Mumbia University and more
  • SINGAPORE (Jan. 1-3): National University of Singapore, Singapore Government Ministry, Future Cities Laboratory, Economic  Development Board, Singapore Tourism Board and more
  • Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (Jan. 3-7): Prime Minister’s Office [TBC], CIMB or Maybank, Sunway Group, Ministry of Education, Bank Negara Malaysia, Fugee School (Rohingya Refugee Camp), Grab Car, Conference at Sunway University, and more
  • Seoul, KOREA (Jan. 7-10): Samsung Innovation, National Assembly, Ministry of Defense, US Embassy, Teach North Korea Refugees, Demilitarization Zone, Ministry of Education, Asia Future Institute, Kim & Chang Law Firm, and Startup Scenes and Companies
  • Tokyo, JAPAN (Jan. 10-14): Tokyo Motors, Canon Institute of Global Studies, Meiji Shrine, Revolver, Inc., Softbank or Mistletoe (TBC), Democratic Ruling Party, National Diet, Tokyo University, and more.

*Subject to change upon Organizers’ discretion. 



  • Cost
    • Main Trek: USD 2600; Optional Trek: USD 1400
    • Includes: 1. Flights Within Asia, 2. Accommodations, 3. Transportations, and 4. Meals Relating to Formal ALT Programs
    • Excludes: 1. Airfare To And From Asia, 2. Visa Fees, and 3. Free Time Expenses—Meals, Transportation, Other Fees, etc.


  • Applicants
    • 20 Faculty Members, Scholars and Students from the Harvard, MIT and Fletcher Communities




  • Application Due: October 1, 2017 Midnight
  • Admission Announced: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • First Non-Refundable Deposit Payment of USD 300: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12am
    • Venmo: samuel_kim
    • PayPal: [email protected]
    • Direct Deposit or Wire Transfer: Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives, Routing No: 011000138, Account No: 4661167456, Bank of America
  • Optional Trek Participation Notice: October 10, 6pm
  • 1st Prep Session: Monday, October 30, 6pm; Venue: HKS Taubman 275
  • Final Payment [Inclusive of Optional]: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6pm. Only 50% of a Total May Be Refunded Till November 10. Thereafter No Refund. Of Any Amount.
  • 2nd Prep Session: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6pm
  • 3rd Prep Session: Tuesday, December 12, 6pm Over Skype Call
  • Departure for Tbilisi; Saturday, December 16, 2017
  • Departure for New Delhi: Saturday, December 23, 2017


We Look Forward To Seeing You On the Trek!!