Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019

Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019

Published: 25 March 2019

“Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019: Transforming VISION into ACTION through SOCIAL INNOVATION” will be held at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong (13-18 July 2019), and you can be there. 

Vision for a better community is only as valuable as it is actionable and innovative. The Summit aims to provide a unique platform for youth leaders around the world to exchange experience and ideas, and empower them to realise their vision for a better community. Last year, the Summit attracted over 120 youth leaders from 30 countries and regions. Through inspiring keynotes from world-renowned speakers, workshops, and training sessions, the youth leaders generated cross-border projects during the Summit and actualising them through international partnerships, and transforming their VISION into ACTION.

Entering its third year, the Summit focuses on inspiring and facilitating youth leaders around the world to come up with innovative and collaborative ways to meet societal needs in a global context. Participants will participate in a series of keynote lectures, workshops and training sessions, discussions, and site visits, where they interact and collaborate with other youth leaders from around the world, and generate ideas and proposals to resolve current global and social challenges. Participants will present their proposals in a final presentation competition; outstanding proposals will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas after the Summit.



To apply, students should send the completed application form in PDF format via email to by 28 March 2019.  Application results will be announced by May 2019.

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.

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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