Winter Program 2019, APRU Undergraduate Leaders, University of Oregon, USA

Winter Program 2019, APRU Undergraduate Leaders, University of Oregon, USA

Published: 10 January 2019

APRU Undergraduate Leaders’ Program (ULP) 2019
This year’s ULP will be hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon from July 1-12, 2019.
For the 2019 Undergraduate Leadership Program, “Untangling the Knot: Pacific Rim Environment, Health and Inequality Challenges” students from the Pacific Rim will come to the environmentally-focused state of Oregon to apply new thinking to untangle three intertwined social dilemmas: environmental degradation, public health risks and social inequality.

Students will work in small teams to address a real-world issue in one of these areas (e.g., environment), while working through how the challenge is entangled with the other two areas (health and social inequality). Representatives from locally-based community organizations working on these issues will develop challenges for the teams and at the end of the program will pick the best student group solutions. 
The 12-day program will combine high impact educational practices including research and community-based learning with intensive leadership development and the application of scientific knowledge to societal dilemmas. Students will engage in skills development workshops in areas such as team building, science communication and non-profit management.  They will attend leadership lectures, interact with faculty experts, experience organized excursions and cultural activities and develop real world action plans for solving these pressing social dilemmas.
ULP 2019 is targeted at undergraduate students of any discipline who have completed their first year of study. They must be aged 18 or above at the time of application.
To ensure academic and experiential quality of the program, the number of participants is capped at 50. Each APRU member university may nominate 4-5 students for this year’s program.
Each selected student should complete the online application form at once they have been nominated by UNSW.
Applicants should prepare a 300-500 word statement outlining how this program contributes to their academic and personal goals.

Key Program Dates:

  • Sunday June 30 –Students arrive in Eugene, Oregon. Check into accommodation and rest.
  • Monday July 1 –Welcome ceremony, orientation, introductions, campus tour and team building.
  • Thursday July 4 –Special cultural experience (TBA)
  • Saturday July 6 –Organized excursion (TBA)
  • Wednesday July 10 –Final presentations
  • Thursday July 11 –Proposal selections, closing ceremony and farewell dinner.
  • Friday July 12 –Students check out of accommodation and depart Eugene, Oregon.

A more detailed program schedule will be disbursed after students have been selected to participate in the ULP 2019. 

Priority registration deadline: Friday March 15, 2019
Successful students will be notified via email.
For enquiries related to ULP 2019 please contact Ms. Grace Honeywell or Mr. Will Johnson at the University of Oregon.



Students should contact for nomination for the program.

If you wish to transfer credit for the program, you must first seek approval from your faculty for credit transfer through Cross-Institutional EnrolmentFor more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Complete this UNSW Overseas Short Course Application Form and Transfer of Credit Form by 1 March 2019.

For more information see - Applying for credit and funding for your overseas short course.

Risk assessment

All programs involve some degree of risk to participants. If you choose to source a provider on your own, please remember to do some research on them first and ensure that they are a legitimate organisation and that the product they offer will definitely meet your requirements. Students are therefore advised to undertake their own risk assessment before departure and any participation in these programs is at their own risk.

Before departure

All students should register their travel with UNSW. You should also undertake a risk assessment before heading overseas. For more information see - How to prepare for departure.

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