A unique and culturally enriching experience for New Zealand and Chinese students to be held in Christchurch 2019 …..watch the 2018 video

The 2018 Summit has now been held in China where up to 100 students from New Zealand and China schools met in Qingdao, Hangzhou, Beijing and Qufu.


2019 Youth Leadership Summit

Christchurch city is the 2019 host for the Summit with student delegates in residence at the beautiful St Andrew’s College in the heart of the city.


2019  dates

Summit: 13 – 20th July 2019

Summit: and Special Topic Days 13 – 24th July



Summit:  St Andrew’s College, Christchurch  New Zealand

Special Topic Days: Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin


An exciting cultural immersion experience for New Zealand students

We need a new generation of global citizens, leaders and entrepreneurs with the skills and capacity 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?
  • What are the global issues of the 21st century and how will you face these together?
  • Are you keen to pursue a career in international leadership, business and engagement, foreign relations and diplomacy?


Who can attend

Students attending  high school (Years 11, 12 and 13) or first year of tertiary studies (college or university) from China and New Zealand. Ages 15 to 20 years. Students not located within a sister city or sister school may also apply. Applications must be supported by your school with attached references.


2019 program and application

Download the first edition 2019 Youth Leadership Summit Christchurch, first edition

Download the  Application for registration for the 2019 Youth Leadership Summit

Enquiries to summit@globalengagement.ac.nz

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“The Summit was a lot more that just a two week trip, it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. The people we met along the was were amazing and the activities we got to do were incredible, while learning so much. I’m so privileged to have come on this trip and would have changed a thing. Its organised perfectly and we all had the best time.”

Lukas Scowen, Western Heights High School, Rotorua

Summit Leadership Program, Christchurch 13th to 24th July 2019

Workshops, lectures, forums and project teams will explore

Global Citizenship, China and New Zealand Relations and Cultural Differences; Global Issues, Barriers and Challenges;  Facing Change and Shifting Mindsets; Resilience in Leadership,  Tomorrow’s Leaders Workshop, China’s History and Culture – the same but different;  Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Group Project on a Special Topic announced on Day One

Sports, wellness and team activities


Summit Special Topics

Showcase Christchurch, Innovation and Education

Showcase Queenstown, History, Film and Adventure

Showcase Dunedin, Environmental Conservation and Education