Overview

UN Youth is excited to announce the second year of North America Leadership Tour! Previously titled US Leadership Tour, the trip expanded to Mexico and Canada in 2019, and this year we are pleased to be returning to these two new destinations. Running for a month through January and February 2020, the tour will give 14 tertiary-aged students the opportunity to explore a range of industries in San Francisco, Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Mexico City, and Montrèal.

In each city we will meet with groups in a range of sectors including commerce and trade, international relations, technology, human rights, and politics, as well as immersing ourselves in local educational and cultural activities. The delegation will then attend the world’s largest and oldest Model UN event, Harvard Model United Nations in Boston, and put their diplomacy skills gained throughout the tour into action! We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven, and social group to join us in exploring what opportunities the world has to offer young New Zealanders!

Think this sounds like a bit of you? Have a read of our application pack and apply today!

Applicants MUST be over 18 years, have completed 1 year of tertiary study, and be available to attend a planning weekend in Wellington from Dec 6th-8th.

The delegation will be lea by Co-directors Ihlara McIndoe and Anna Cooper, and will leave Auckland on January 20th, and return to arrive in Auckland on February 24th. Delegates are responsible for organising their own flights both to planning weekend and to Auckland before and after the trip. Anna and Ihlara are responsible for the planning and execution of every aspect of the tour as well as the pastoral care of the delegation while travelling.