GLL Singapore

Global Leadership Link (GLL) Singapore serves as the main stop for all GLL counterparts around the world. Every July, over 400 selected students from more than 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Singapore for this specially crafted 5-day programme that exposes participants to pressing global issues. Students will appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of our modern-day challenges, and aspire to be leaders that are at the forefront of creating innovative solutions that can make our world a better place.

The programme highlight includes a formal research project competition, where 400 youth leaders convene to exchange ideas on their research projects and pitch to industry experts. This competition will be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), highest ranked university in Asia based on QS World University Rankings 2018. Also, students will have a boarding experience at Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), top IB World School in Singapore, and a campus experience at the National University of Singapore.

This exclusive leadership experience also encompasses a two-day learning adventure, where students will be immersed in spaces of co-creation with often overlooked communities. Future leaders have to be aware that society is not homogeneous; it comprises different groups of people and often overlooked are the elderly, migrant workers and special needs youth. Through this immersive community-driven curriculum, we aim to nurture social awareness, raise consciousness and appreciation of community and social issues.

2019 GLL Singapore

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DAY 1 – 24 JULY 2019

Live To Learn 
Provide students with key information on social innovation and community in ASEAN and an opportunity to shift their perspectives on marginalized communities.

Let there be Dance 
Develop an appreciation for unexpected talents.

Team Work
Develop team identity and bonding across the different nationalities.

Majulah Eraser Cup Competition
A creative spin-off of a nostalgic local game which will cover information around social innovation and community efforts around ASEAN


DAY 2 – 25 JULY 2019

Bigger Hearts, Smaller World
Programme with the beneficiaries of a social enterprise, students will gain insights through real-life experiences and stories with various communities in Singapore.

Inter-generational Innovation
L!VE Innovation @ St. Luke’s Eldercare: Differentiated medium of interaction with elderly to encourage the nurturing of friendships and creation of memorable moments

GiGi Blok Exhibition with Life Print
Using Augmented Reality (AR) photos to create an exhibition to represent their learning experience across the two days.


DAY 3 – 26 JULY 2019

Campus Life Immersion
Orientation activities and campus exploration with fellow Japanese participants, facilitated by NTU undergraduates who will share their valuable experience on campus life.

Research In Action
Preparation for research project competition:Rehearsal for oral presentation and poster set-up

Our Community
Networking dinner with participants


DAY 4 – 27 JULY 2019

Opening Ceremony of Global Link Singapore (Click here to learn more)

Present With Passion 
Three modes of presentation: Oral, Booth and Poster (for more details on each of the category, refer to Global Link Singapore)

Celebrating Excellence
Award ceremony – all participants will receive a certificate of participation, trophies to be won for each category. The best overall presentation will get an exclusive sponsored invitation to our sister event in Japan, Tsukuba Science Edge 2020.

Farewell Gala Dinner of Global Link Singapore


DAY 5 – 28 JULY 2019

NUS campus experience by facilitators from NUS

Farewell