The first program of its kind in Australia, and reflecting Macquarie University’s pursuit of innovation and internationalisation, the Global Leadership Program (GLP) offers students the opportunity to participate in an extracurricular program to build their leadership capability, cross-cultural competency, knowledge on global issues, and sense of global citizenship and community responsibility.

The GLP is open to all students at the university with undergraduate, postgraduate and international students here on short-term study programs participating from over 200 disciplines. Students participate in a workshop series on topics such as gender economics, social entrepreneurship, nuclear proliferation and indigenous medicine; attend engaging keynote speaker events with global leaders and innovators; and design and pursue their own program of experiences, often including study abroad programs, interning, volunteering or learning a language.

In 2017, the Institute of International Education (IIE) recognised the GLP as a leader in international education, awarding the Program the prestigious 2017 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education – Internationalising the Campus, the first Southern Hemisphere university to win the award in its 17 year history.


Team GLP!

Want to blog for the GLP?

The GLP blog showcases the experiences of GLP students and alumni. It is a resource for students, providing them with ideas, inspiration and practical advice. It is also a platform for students to have their writing published and their GLP achievements recognised.

Students have blogged on;

  • Study abroad programs to South Korea, the United States, Italy and Switzerland;
  • Internships in Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, Far North Queensland and with many corporate and community organisations in Sydney;
  • Practical advice on how to complete the GLP in a year, how to land an internship, how to make the most of networking and tailoring the GLP to your studies and;
  • Diplomacy, the future of work, the United Nations and sustainable development, Aboriginal rights, and design, technology and social change.

If you have an idea for a blog, send us an email, glp@mq.edu.au or give us a call, 9850 6761. We’d love to hear from you!