Conference - International Students

Program Details:

Our versatile one week leadership program includes an array of educational, interactive, and hands-on activities in a multicultural environment. You will also have the opportunity to explore Brisbane and experience the Australian lifestyle and culture.

2018 Program

Week 1 22/07
Morning Sessions Students Arrive In Brisbane Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre & Visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Formal Welcome Academic English and Public Speaking Workshop UQ School of Economics Visit
Indigenous Culture Workshop + Art workshop UQ Campus Tour
Afternoon session Welcome dinner Team Building, Communication and Problem Solving skills workshop Interactive Seminar: “Community Leadership in the Age of the Displaced Person” Competition: Virtual Business Enterprise Competition: Virtual Business Enterprise
Morning Sessions UQ Faculty EAIT Visit “Breaking the Barriers and Beating the Odds” - Inspirational Speech Mt Tambourine Visit - (Rainforest walk, Curtis waterfalls) Students Depart Brisbane
UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Visit “Setting Yourself Up for Success”
Group Presentation Starts
Afternoon session Cultural Competence Training Workshop Group Presentation Continues Burleigh Heads Beach
Graduation and Farewell

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How do I apply?

  • To download the application form click here: Application form
  • Email applications to with subject line: APPLICATION: Chrysalis International Young Leaders Conference
  • Application deadline is Friday 26 April 2019.
  • Applications will be processed and places assigned on a first come basis as there are limited places per country - so be quick! Don't wait for the last minute to apply.

What happens after I apply?

As soon as we receive a complete application form from you, our team will process it and send you an acceptance form that Includes:

  • Personal details and emergency contact sections; Travel/Health Insurance details; Medical/Dietary details; and other necessary permission and acknowledgement sections that need to be filled in by you or your guardian if you are under 18).

After submitting your acceptance form, you will be sent the following documents:

  • Chrysalis Guidelines: What Should I Bring?
  • Chrysalis Guidelines: Accommodation
  • Chrysalis Guidelines: Organising Flights

You must submit the completed acceptance form including payment details to secure your place. Remember, your acceptance form must be processed (i.e. payment must be received) by Friday 24 May 2019.
Finally, all participants must provide flight details (Arrival and Departure) by Monday 24 June 2019.

Due to guardianship arrangements, under18 students must not arrive prior to Saturday 27 July and leave no later than Saturday 3 August 2019.


The one week program costs AU$2,300.

What does the fee include?

This fee includes all academic programs and workshops, mentoring, accommodation, meals, airport pick-up and drop off, daily transportation, field trips and recreational activities organised as part of the program.

What is not covered in the fees?

This fee does not include airfares, visa costs and insurance. Students must book their own flights and provide us with details once booked. This is a mandatory requirement to ensure we can organise pick-up and drop-off for each student. Please liaise with the nearest Australian consular services office to apply for a suitable visa well in advance. Note that all participants must have valid travel and health cover prior to commencing in the program.

Payment guidelines: Payments can be made by credit card or via direct bank transfer. Further details are provided in the acceptance form.

Application form

Download and fill in the application form below and email to