The Young Leaders Programs have been running at Trinity since 2001. The students who participate in these programs not only experience a taste of university life and their pathways to tertiary education, but also what it means to be a global citizen.
The learning that takes place outside of the classroom is just as important as the learning that takes place during classes. The students learn from each other about different cultures, values and languages. Our experience in running these programs is supported by our genuine belief that the opportunities offered to students will not only benefit them individually, but will also benefit the wider community.
The Young Leaders Program was an extraordinary experience where I got to meet people from all over the globe, the kindest of mentors and awe-inspiring professors. The Social Justice and Personal Development streams taught me to look at life with a different perspective and to never be afraid to take the first step towards making this world a better place. It was simply fantastic to spend two weeks at Trinity College and I believe they were the best days of life.
Lala Rukh Junejo
Social Justice, Personal Development
When I first arrived for the program, I was surprised at how everyone was so friendly. You can go up to just about anyone and start talking about things from sports to politics to hobbies. The fact that everyone of us are from different parts of the globe provides us with endless topics to talk about to interact and learn from each other. I can assure you that the bonds we make at YLP, even if it was for a week or two weeks, are ones we will not forget. The free hot chocolate you can get anytime in the dining hall is also one of the perks of YLP. Make sure you try it!!!
Jack Nyi Hun
Social Justice, Psychology
I attended the Young Leaders Program in July 2014 and was part of the Commerce stream. What I learned in the program lead me to start my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne in 2016. During my second semester, I received a full scholarship to attend Trinity College as a residential student; an opportunity I would not have received if I was not so engaged with the Young Leaders Program as a student and mentor. To say that the Young Leaders Program was life changing is an understatement, because I would not be the person I am today without the Young Leaders Program.
Student July 2014
Mentor 2016, 2017 & July 2018 Commerce
I had one of the best times in my life during YLP. I got to meet so many inspiring individuals from different backgrounds and every single one of them has their own unique stories to share. The program definitely helped me to be a better person and find my life goals. I made so many lifelong friendships and priceless memories. I cannot thank the program and mentors enough.
Yi Xiang Chee
Science & Engineering
I'm incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of the Young Leaders Program. The staff, mentors and fellow young leaders generated a wonderful home-away-from- home atmosphere throughout the program. I have acquired lifelong leadership skills in public speaking and developed great confidence and resilience. I'd strongly recommend you grab the chance to experience the amazing Young Leaders Program.
Personal Development for Future Leaders
"He that travels far knows much.” Stepping out of your comfort zone is one thing, while truly embracing the experience is another matter. I am grateful to YLP for the incredible experience to meet talented individuals from across the globe while embarking on a journey of discovering my prospective subjects; It has been an amazing journey and pleasure to experience Melbourne while cultivating the confidence to build a strong global network and develop everlasting friendships.
Science & Engineering
Attending the Young Leaders Program for one week, I never would have imagined how emotionally attached I would have become to all the people I met there. As a Melbournian, immersing myself in cultures from all over the world was so educational and this exposure allowed me to associate Melbourne with so many newly-made memories. YLP has inspired me immensely and my character and mindset will forever be changed because of it.
The Young Leaders Program was the highlight of my year. I made lots of unforgettable memories and met people that I will never forget. It has opened a lot of new experiences that I would not imagine getting at this age. It offers a lot of insights into the world we are interested in and gives us a preview of what the streams can really offer. I would highly recommend to take part in this amazing program. I am sure that you would not regret it.
The Young Leaders Program has been the most memorable and life-changing experience in my life. Throughout the week, we were encouraged to explore new dimensions of ourselves, to show respect to others, and to be actively involved in the community.