Young Opportunities Australia &
The Young Leaders Tour brings together the brightest Australians to create ideas, ignite change and inspire leadership.
The power of travel to educate, engage and inspire young Australians is at the heart of the Young Leaders Tour philosophy.
The world is rapidly changing, and Australia is well positioned to leverage the opportunities that lie ahead in the Asian Century. Young people need the capacity to respond to these changes and be equipped with the skills to pro-actively lead.
During this two-week immersion program in northern India, you will develop your leadership skills, your entrepreneurial mindset, and your employability as active global citizens.
Over 14 days you will explore India's Golden Triangle: New Delhi, Agra (home of the iconic Taj Mahal) and Jaipur. You will participate in leadership workshops, an Impact Project, and strategic career planning.
Throughout our journey, we will have a series of touch-points with local organisations and professionals. To top it all off, you will be guided around Agra and Jaipur by our Indian community development partner, for a rare insight into Indian life and culture.
January 2018 - dates TBA
February 2018 - dates TBA
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR LEADERSHIP AND INSIGHT STUDY GUIDES
A topic for each workshop. Each study session is approximately one hour and is facilitated by your Program Leader.
An outline of ‘touch points’ with local high-impact organisations.
An outline of the ‘Impact Project’, a group project that you will pitch at the Farewell Dinner.
A study program with academic readings about the Indian social, economic and political context.
- A reference list for other readings that may be of interest about democracy and governance, social stratification and religion.
Day 1 (Sunday January 10)
Arrive in New Delhi before the sun goes down. Join your team for local orientation on your guesthouse rooftop. Enjoy a group dinner at the local Indian dhaba.
Day 2 (Monday January 11)
Workshop 1: The Art of Leadership.
Experience the United Nations in action during an informative presentation at the International Labour Organisation. Visit a local community-run school.
Day 3 (Tuesday January 12)
Workshop 2: Collaborative Impact Project.
Visit Salaam Baalak Trust for a walking tour of Pahar Ganj guided by rehabilitated street children.
Day 4 (Wednesday January 13)
Workshop 3: The Entrepreneurial Mindset.
Visit Asha Society for a briefing on the organisation’s work in New Delhi. Experience one of Asha’s community centres in an urban slum community. Enjoy a traditional Tibetan meal in Hauz Khas Village for dinner.
Day 5 (Thursday January 14)
Spend the morning shopping up a storm at a local market. Visit Gandhi Smriti - the location of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination in 1948, and India Gate nearby. Enjoy a late afternoon social meeting at the Imperial Hotel where politicians once met to discuss India and Pakistan’s partition.
Day 6 (Friday January 15)
Experience infamous Old Delhi. Take a cycle rickshaw down Chandni Chowk to theRed Fort - residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years. Then, delve into the back streets for a traditional meal of paratha!
Day 7 (Saturday January 16)
Workshop 4: Career Strategy & Planning.
Tour Qutub Minar Monument in South Delhi. Experience an evening show at theKingdom of Dreams – Bollywood’s answer to Broadway!
Day 8 (Sunday January 17)
Meet our Indian development partner organisation. Travel approximately three hours from Delhi to Agra. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to journal and work on your Impact Project.
Day 9 (Monday January 18)
Day 10 (Tuesday January 19)
Travel to Jaipur, approximately five hours drive from Agra. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore your vibrant and colourful surroundings.
Day 11 (Wednesday January 20)
Workshop 5: Poverty and Prospects.
Take a bicycle tour of the Pink City before indulging in some shopping and tasting a local lassi.
Day 12 (Thursday January 21)
Explore the magnificent Amber Fort. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace in the city. Watch a Bollywood movie at the ancient Raj Mandir.
Day 13 (Friday January 22)
Travel from Jaipur to Delhi, approximately six hours. Pitch your Impact Project at the evening group dinner.
Day 14 (Saturday January 23)
It’s a wrap! Depart at any time.