About the Tour

Next January, we’ll be taking 16 young leaders from around Australia on a three-week tour of East Asia to explore the changing economic, cultural and political paradigms of nations in a globalised world

Across three weeks and three countries, you’ll meet and engage with key players in this emerging region – from multinational businesses, politicians, embassies, leading thinkers, artists, NGOs and grassroots organisations. You’ll visit breathtaking historical sites and immerse yourself in everything East Asia has to offer.

View the 2019 Information Pack

If you’re in Years 10-12, join us as we explore the places, people and forces that are shaping the world as we know it. The theme of the tour is shifting paradigms in the a globalised world. We’ll be exploring places, people and forces that are shaping our present and changing our futures. Starting in Japan we look at how culture is shaped through the interaction of the state with the world. Moving through South Korea we will explore the geopolitical implications of opposing ideologies. The tour will end in China were we will look at how these ideologies combine with economics to produce the fastest growing region we have ever seen. We’ll explore the changes that are being made in our world today and how nations, organisations and people are responding to and creating these changing realities. 


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Applications for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Program have now closed.

Applications for the Emerging Leaders Program 2020 will be open in March 2020


Please feel free to get in touch with the tour team with any questions you have about the tour.

Jennifer Horton:

Media Inquiries

UN Youth Australia welcomes enquiries from media interested in reporting on the Emerging Leaders Program.

Please email communications@unyouth.org.au and we will get back to you with more information.