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About the study tour

2018 scholars at Central Park, New York
2018 scholars enjoying a day out at Central Park, New York City

The Global Discovery Program Study Tour (GDP Study Tour) is an immersive, international tour with exclusive access to influential global Monash alumni and their networks. Ten Monash students will spend nine nights in New York City with Monash alumni, expenses paid.

Meeting with the Monash alumni [during the Global Discovery Program] showed me that anything is possible... that my career can be global if I adopt the right mindset, am willing to put the hard work in, and am flexible to change in a time when the workplace is changing rapidly. Hearing advice from alumni about how to make the transition from a domestic to an international career was particularly interesting as it gave practical advice about how to make the global leap. Learning the importance of packaging your life story to connect with others and share who you are in an effective way was also an invaluable lesson." Corinna Laderberg, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, GDP NYC 2018

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the students to gain entry to organisations and meet key corporate decision makers and leaders. Global Discovery Program scholars have visited a variety of companies and organisations, including:

●        LiveTiles

●        Revlon

●        Moelis & Co.

●        BlackRock Asset Investment

●        The8App

●        iHeartRadio

●        Studio 71

●        United Nations

●        Global Citizen

●        Charity Water

●        Boston Consulting Group

●        Bluestone Lane Coffee

●        ANZ USA

●        Telstra USA

●        Viacom

●        Rent the Runway

●        New York Stock Exchange

●        Citibank

●        Standard & Poor’s Rating Agency

●        Sweatshop

●        American Museum of Natural History

●        Alpha

What's included?

  • Return economy flights to New York City from Melbourne only. Flight departs 13 July 2019.
  • Student accommodation for nine nights
  • Insurance (travel and medical)

Why should I apply?

  • Meet and connect with Monash alumni in New York City, our Global Leaders Network, East Coast USA.
  • To make connections and open doors
  • Kick start your global career
  • To enhance your interview and employability skills
  • Be immersed in New York City

The Global Discovery Program Study Tour is brought to you by Monash University and the Global Leaders Network Advisory Committee, East Coast USA.

NYC 2019 Study Tour theme

Actioning knowledge to create impact.  What will your impact be?

When applications open, Monash students are invited to submit an application that includes a 30-second video on a predetermined theme selected by the Global Leaders’ Network. Previous ‘themes’ have included:

  • Anything is possible
  • Be the Change
  • What will you discover?
  • Where will your ideas take you? Just imagine.
  • How will you embrace an innovative mindset?

For 2019, the selected theme of the program is “Impact”, with the question students are to answer in their application being “Actioning knowledge to create impact.  What will your impact be?