Harvard College in Asia Program
The Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP) was founded in 2003 with the goal of fostering a mutual interest and understanding among students from Harvard and Asian universities. HCAP sponsors exchange conferences with top universities in Asia. In January, students from chosen partner schools come to Harvard to attend a week-long conference. In late March, students from Harvard attend conferences at our partner schools across Asia.
Both the January and March conferences include an educational component and an explorational component into the city, combining guest lectures, discussion workshops, outings, and socials.
The HCAP comp is an application comp with a short application and interview in the fall, in which potential members list their preferences for the various trips and committees listed below.
HCAP has, year after year, partnered with The University of Hong Kong, the University of Tokyo, St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, The American University in Dubai, Singapore Management University, National Taiwan University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and Boğaziçi University in Istanbul.
HCAP is lead by two co-presidents and a board consisting of a Chief of Staff, Finance Chair, Treasurer, Content Chair, Social Chair, Public Relations Chair, Foreign Liaison Chair, and Operations Chair. There are 6 committees: Finance, Content, Social, Public Relations, Foreign Liaison, and Operations.