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Young Leaders Program

Enabling the next generation of leaders to reach their potential
Tailored for overseas students, these programs help participants develop important leadership and communication skills and an awareness of Australian culture.

We have welcomed hundreds of students from some of the world's top universities in the last few years, teaching leadership and communication skills to millennials.

For a typical Young Leaders Program, we provide a dedicated program manager, orientation upon arrival, opportunities to interact with University of Sydney students, access to campus facilities, and assessment opportunities. A dedicated team coordinates the programs, making logistical arrangements including airport transfers, accommodation, transport, orientation and support throughout the program.

Our international university partners include:

  • Canada: University of Toronto
  • China: Tsinghua University, No. 1 Hospital of Jilin University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hefei No.6 High School, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Renmin University, Peking University, Beijing Institute of Technology, China University of Political Science and Law
  • Japan: Keio University, Kyoto University, Meiji Gakuin University, Tohoku University
  • Malaysia: University of Malaya
  • South Korea: Pukyong National University, Seoul University, Sookmyung Women's University
  • Thailand: Chang-Mai University, Srinakharinwirot University

Sample programs and testimonials

Partner: Kyoto University, Japan

The program enabled students to increase their knowledge of Australian culture and learn about effective intercultural communication. The program consisted of lectures, workshops and discussions with local students.

"The lecturers are really kind and are excellent teachers. I enjoyed my class very much every day. I learnt different values by talking with the University of Sydney students. I found their way of thinking is more open and flexible than in my country. In addition, this was my first encounter with a country with a truly multicultural society."

Partner: Tsinghua University, China

The program covered topics including resource management and energy; international environmental policy and climate justice; the roles of local governments and NGOs in sustainability development; biodiversity and ecosystems; sustainable urban planning and design; and sustainable agriculture. Alongside the lectures and workshops, students had a number of field trips which enhanced their understanding of these topics.

"We obtained a good overview of environment and sustainable development and Australia through a wide range of lectures and field trips. I especially enjoyed learning about sustainable planning and development as it is important in our country too. It was good not only to learn about renewable energy in class but also to see it being used in so many areas in Australia, such as solar power for houses and farms, through our field trips."

Partner: No.1 Hospital of Jilin University, China

Students gained insight into the Australian healthcare and medical education system. Field trips to hospitals and medical research institutions enabled students to meet and discuss issues in medical practice and clinical research with their counterparts in Australia.

"We have learnt so much about medical facilities and clinical research centres in Sydney. We also enhanced our understanding of the important connection between environment and health, particularly its impact on children. I was delighted that I had the opportunity to exchange views with the professors and medical students in Australia."

Young Leaders Program brochure

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