Our Pacific Student Leaders Program is a week-long course that sees young people from across both the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia come together to develop their personal and team leadership skills through fun, unique, hands-on activities. Each intake is held in a different location across the Pacific, with the last intake being held in Rarotonga (Cook Islands)in 2019. Our next course is the first course we are able to run since Covid-19 so it is definitely not one you will want to miss.
The course is designed to get students into a new environment which exposes them to a different culture and way of life. They will have an opportunity to travel the island, learn about the rich history, experience the tasty local cuisine, meet and collaborate with students from different schools and locals. Our courses have been hugely beneficial for students to gain a new perspective, build useful skills to take into the final years of school and after, make life-long friends and unforgettable memories.
Our Fiji course was so impactful it even made it onto the Fiji News!
What will I do on the course?
Meet your fellow students
Fly to your Pacific Island
Leadership skills workshop
Lead your team
Youth wellbeing insight
Immerse in the local culture
Formal course function
Final cultural activities
Fly to Akld
Farewell to fellow students
FIJI - APRIL 2019
new people from NZ and
another country and learning
how to work as a team and push
our limits. It was amazing.”
AITUTAKI - FEB 2017
a course with Future Leaders, I
would 100% recommend it…Trust
me in saying that you will not
regret this opportunity!”
Frequently asked questions
There’s an online application form requiring:
- Basic contact information
- A personal statement telling us a little about yourself, your experience in leadership roles and why you want to do the course
One you’ve submitted your application it will be reviewed and we’ll let you know whether you’ve been successful or not. We’ll normally contact you within 2 weeks after applications close, but timelines can vary. Note that if you’re successful you’ll need to pay a deposit in order to secure your place.
The standard price inculding international flights, accommodation and food ranges from $2500 – $3000 depending on the destination, but keep an eye out for our Early Bird pricing. Note that if your application is successful, you’ll need to pay a deposit in order to secure your place, with the full balance due prior to attending. Payment dates for each course will be advised when your registration is confirmed. We accept online banking payments.
Costs for students from our host countries in the Pacific Islands is $100 to be paid at the beginning of the course.
See the next questions with info for help with course fees.
We are able to offer one scholarship per course to those who can demonstrate financial hardship. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further infortmation about how to apply.
Many of our students like to fundraise to help cover their course costs. Here are a few ideas for how to raise money:
- Approach your school: The skills you develop during the programme will help you succeed in your leadership role, so why not approach your Teacher, Careers Advisor, Dean or Principal to see if the school would be able to sponsor you.
- Use a crowdfunding website: Set up a Givealittle or PledgeMe webpage. Make sure you spread the word to reach as many people as possible! E.g. ask all your friends and family to share the link on social media.
- Contact a community organisation: Try your local RSA or Rotary Club as they often offer monetary support for courses like this.
- Offer your services: You could do small jobs or chores for your family and neighbours in return for a donation. E.g. cleaning, dog-walking, babysitting, weeding or mowing the lawns.
- International flights to and from the Pacific Island location
- Transport from the airport to the accommodation and back
- Hostel or dorm-style accommodation for the duration of the trip*
- All food and drinks during the trip (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
- All programme materials (e.g. for activities and exercises)