Victorian Young Leaders to India 2023
The Victorian Young Leaders India virtual program 2023 aims to develop student's global citizenship and leadership capabilities over a six-week journey. This program is designed for Year 9 students to allow them to live and work as global citizens and future leaders in a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected and globalised. The program will enable students to develop their intercultural capability, form new friendships and implement design thinking to develop STEM projects. It also involves completing an inquiry-led project and design challenge to address a real-world issue related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Students will also work together to build intercultural capability by completing the Global Competence Certificate (GCC), an online 10 module program with live online reflective sessions. Guided interaction sessions to build understanding of culture, life and school in Australia and India will also be delivered as part of the program.
In preparing and to set the context for students, a pre-program session will be delivered to provide students with an opportunity to bond as a team. This session will help participants understand program requirements and expectations and will provide an insight into the six-week journey.
Benefits for students
Connections between the youths in Victoria and India further strengthen bilateral relationships between the two countries and help students develop the skills they need to thrive in the future workforce.
The program will benefit students by enabling them to build upon their global competencies and will give them the opportunity to learn about Indian culture and traditions through regular virtual interactions with students abroad.
Why get involved?
The program will bring together students from Australia and India, working together to:
foster connections and develop relationships with communities and schools of India and Victoria and with the Indian diaspora in Victoria
develop students' engagement and future opportunities in STEM by completing an inquiry-led project and design challenge to address a real-world issue related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
build intercultural capability by completing the Global Competence Certificate (GCC)
develop students' global citizenship and leadership capabilities.
The Department has partnered with Value Learning to deliver this program in Term 1 2023. To learn more about how to get involved, see:
Value Learning - VYL India.
Equip your students for a global future
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to complete a six-week journey learning side by side with students in schools in India and connecting with the Indian diaspora community in Victoria.
Teachers joining the program will be offered professional development, including access to the Global Competence Certificate online program to build their intercultural capability and professional learning on the design challenge framework. Additionally, teachers in Australia and India will have the opportunity to learn from each other and build their professional network.
What are the Phases of the Virtual Program?
pre-program phase, prepares students and teachers for the program. This phase focuses on building program-specific knowledge, setting and understanding program expectations and an overall introduction to the six-week journey ahead.
six-week program, includes an opening forum (in-person for Victorian students and teachers), a design challenge and inquiry-led project, sessions on intercultural capabilities and peer learning, and development of global competences.
post-program phase, includes a closing student forum to showcase the program achievements and provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and success of participating students and teachers. It also facilitates reflection and sharing of learning to sustain the skills developed, promotes the program to prospective students and teachers, and supports continued engagement with India and Australia.
How to get involved
For more information, see: Value Learning - VYL India or email:
Getting Involved in the 2019 VYLC
The Victorian Young Leaders to China (VYLC) Program is award winning, six-week in-country immersion program for Year 9 students, designed to help prepare them to live and work as global citizens and future leaders in a more inter-connected world.
The program is a life-changing opportunity for students and teachers to live and attend school in China. Combining language and cultural learning with personal development and leadership skills, the program focuses on one of Australia’s main trading partners, China.
To provide flexibility and encourage wide participation across Government, Catholic and Independent schools, three program options are available in 2019.
- State-Wide Program
- Sister School Partnership Program
- Overseas Language Study Grant Program
Connect, Learn and Explore
The Victorian Young Leaders to India virtual program 2023 is designed to prepare year 9 students to live and work as global citizens and future leaders in an increasingly interconnected globalised world.
In 2023, the program offers a unique opportunity for students to complete a six-week journey learning side by side with students in schools in India and connecting with the Indian diaspora community in Victoria.
The program will give students the opportunity to develop their intercultural capability, build new friendships beyond borders, and apply their STEM skills in an engaging design challenge.
- A six-week design challenge to address real-world issues and apply a STEM solution
- Complete a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) that gives participants the global skills they need to make social impact
- Connecting with Indian student buddies online and engaging and learning about each other's cultures through fun activities
- Meet inspirational people that are champions in the Australia – India bilateral relationship and be mentored
How to get involved
Contact your school to learn how you can participate.