22 May 2019

Kiwi students encouraged to join leadership summit

Places are available for 45 New Zealand students to join up to 80 peers from China in July as part of the award-winning New Zealand-China Youth Leadership Summit, to take place in Christchurch, with showcase days in Dunedin and Queenstown.

China youth summit

The Summit, now in its third year, is aimed at senior high school and first-year tertiary students. It is designed to celebrate the close relationship between sister cities in New Zealand and China by empowering the next generation of global citizens and leaders.

From 13 – 19 July, the students will take part in workshops and work on projects about global citizenship, social responsibility, leadership and more while in residence at St Andrew’s College. The Chinese delegation will then visit Queenstown and Dunedin while hosted by Taieri College, showcasing our southern cities over four days.

Last year’s Summit was awarded Best Youth Project 2018 by Sister Cities New Zealand.

After previously running in the sister cities of Auckland and Qingdao, this year’s event will be hosted by Christchurch, sister city of Wuhan, and has been acknowledged as an official youth event for the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.

Further details and a registration form can be requested from summit@globalengagement.ac.nz 

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