China New Zealand Youth Leadership Summit. A unique and culturally enriching experience for New Zealand and Chinese senior high school students.
In July 2018, a delegation of the New Zealand senior high school students joined a large delegation of students from China to attend the summit in Qingdao and experience special topic days in Qufu, Hangzhou and Beijing.
The 2019 summit was held in Christchurch city with student delegates from China and New Zealand in residence at St Andrew’s College in the heart of the city. Special topic days in Dunedin were hosted by Taieri College.
We need a new generation of global citizens, leaders and entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge to take on the challenge of bridging cultural differences
- Do you see yourself as one of the next generation of global leaders and citizens?
- Can we lead together through cross-cultural harmony, respect and understanding?
- Are you prepared for the opportunities that exist between China and New Zealand now and in the future?
- What are the global issues of the 21st century and how will we face these?
- Are you keen to pursue a career in international leadership, business and engagement, foreign relations and diplomacy?
Winners of the Sister Cities New Zealand award for best youth event in 2018 (Qingdao) and recognised as an official youth event for the 2019 China New Zealand Year of Tourism.
2020 Youth Leadership Summit
This will be held in China from 5th to 17 July 2020. A large delegation of New Zealand students is expected to attend. Those interested may contact us to be placed on the waiting list. Applications open November 2019.
- This programme was the most incredible, life-changing experience I have had in my 17 years of life so far. The bond and connections that I have formed with people from around the world have been amazing, and there were so many lifelong messages that I was able to take away from this summit. Anyone who is interested in helping to lead the global changes of the future – this summit is for you.
Hayley O'Connell, Taieri College. Dunedin