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rakesh
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What is the Global Young Leaders Conference. I got a random letter from them today! I have got no clue on who put me up for it! How does this programme work and is it any worth? Does it look good on UCAS..??
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I went to GYLC a couple of years ago.

It's this program where people in your school (teachers and other students who have previously gone to it) nominate you to go because they think you have 'leadership potential'. It takes place in different cities around the world such as Budapest, NYC or washington. The one I went to was in washington then NYC. So:

1.) The program works by you first deciding what timeframe you want to attend it (if you are attending it) because they do it every two weeks during the summer. They send you all the forms for that kind of stuff in your package, which they mail to you. Depending on where you're going, you'll do a range of activities. On my NYC/washington trip, we started off in washington, then travelled to NYC in the second week. There'll be about 400 people attending on average, so they separate you into country groups. In each group there's around 20 people representing a country (say Haiti for example). In your group you'll debate issues (they give you all the sheets on that) and eventually, towards the end of the program, you'll debate with other country groups. It's a bit like Model United Nations, but less rigorous. It's not just all work. You visit monuments and famous places in NY and washington (i.e. I went to Ellis Island, the US state department, the UN, etc)...we even got to debate one time in an actual UN chamber! There's also *renowned* people who give talks. It's not all work though...you do get loads of free time and to explore the cities when everyone's out.

2.) YES, it is definitely worth it. You meet some truly amazing people (I'm still in touch with some of the people I met) and have lots of fun. The last night is a cruise around the statue of liberty, which is like a disco on water! It's really an incredible experience and I would def recommend going on it.

3.) Yes, it does look good on your PS, but depending on where you're applying. If you're applying to the US it looks very, very good. UK unis tend to place less emphasis on extra curriculars, but it never hurts to have something like GYLC on your PS, especially as you have to be elected to go to it.

Hope that helps...if you have any more ques feel free to PM me. I think you should def go if you can
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yeah. i went in 2004...was absolutely amazing experience and definatly worth it. It looks very good on your ucas and also on future job applications because you have to be nominated in order to attend. I'm supprised your school didn't tell you they were nominating you. It is a great honour and you will have a fantastic time if you go!!!
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Cool, I also got the letter. Though on my letter it said they had got my details off collegeboard. Sounds like a fun experience. Might go for it. Which 'conference' did you go to Ellsbells3032. The one in America or the European one?
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i went to the america one....
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been invited for the follow up this summer in china as well!
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It means you are my future leader :adore:
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I went in 2006 and seeing as I'm applying for Politics I am sure it helped when I spoke about the UN, IMF etc in my PS.

I'd highly recommend going! It was amazing.
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I also received a letter about my nomination to it. First I thought it was fake, but then realized that my school was interviewing people to see who to send (I guess the letter I received means I have already been invited due to collegeboard?). So I suppose it is pretty serious.

Would be really nice if you "old" participants gave more details about it
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Oohhh I went on this . Regarding UCAS, if you just write down I participated in GYLC then it won't have any credit whatsoever - if however it really did have an impact on you and widened your knowledge/debating skills/communication/presentation etc. like it did for me regarding economics and politics then as long as you explain this it will.

anlari, I admit I thought that as well at first just because they seemed to accept anyone and everyone (not meaning to sound superior) but I'm talking about the way they selected people in my school. It's definitely real though :p:.

To be honest, it's just worth going for the experience - loads of people there were applying for engineering/dentistry/medicine etc. but they had a fabulous time.

If you'd like to know anything more specific just fire away on this thread or message me
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koehui
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hi guys..
i m koe hui from malaysia..
i m intreting in gylc..
but i need somebody to nominate me..
so who is kindly to nominate me?
if u willing pls msg me to get nomination letter..
thx
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