Mount Clear College will again be conducting the Victorian Young Leaders to China Program in 2019. The program is a Victorian Department of Education initiative, offering students the opportunity to live and study in China for six weeks.

Students participate in a variety of activities that are designed to develop their leadership and teamwork skills, as well as personal development. They will visit high schools in China, experience homestay with a Chinese family, explore the city of Nanjing, and travel to Beijing and Shanghai for sightseeing opportunities.

The final dates and itinerary have not yet been confirmed, however we plan to conduct the program in March and April. In 2018 the program ran in the last two weeks of Term 1, through the holidays and the first two weeks of Term 2 and we anticipate the same timing next year.

The significantly subsidised cost to attend the 6 week program is $2,000.00 and there are payment plan options available. Students who are eligible for the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) may allocate the annual CSEF funding of $225.00 to this trip. The Department of Education have made available a number of further funded positions for families with Health Care Cards. The final cost for these positions cannot be determined until the total number of eligible families is confirmed. The funds will then be shared equally across all, resulting in minimal trip costs for each eligible family. The separate costs for passports and spending money for each student must be provided by the Parents/Guardians.

Parent Information Nights will be held Wednesday 24th of October in the Colleges Library