International Youth Exchange Program

“Hong Kong youth exchange has been the most exciting program I’ve ever been involved with. Being selected to be part of an inspirational group of young people who are leaders in diverse areas was very humbling. The trip was incredibly insightful, its government and most importantly, its culture. I loved every minute of the experience and made life time connections with some of the Hong Kong delegates. I can’t wait to go back and explore more.” 

Sara Shengeb – 2016/17 WA Delegate

The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC), Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA), will provide the opportunity for ten West Australians aged between 18 and 24 years the opportunity to participate in an exchange program between Hong Kong and Western Australia in October 2017 and February 2018. Young people from regional areas as well as Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The exchange program is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

The aims of the program are to provide delegates with the opportunity to develop:

  • self-confidence
  • international friendships and networks
  • a real understanding of a different culture
  • a base for future education and career goals

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