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The Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong is a not-for-profit organization focused on outcomes-based learning through outdoor adventure that has been serving the Hong Kong community for over 45 years. It is committed to delivering high quality personal development, teambuilding and leadership programmes. (Find out more at www.outwardbound.org.hk).

The Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong is partnering with various sponsors to offer 12 female students the opportunity to attend a unique and innovative pilot programme aimed at empowering participants with the confidence and aspiration to succeed in their future careers and overcome barriers to advancing in leadership.

Empowering and Advancing Women in Leadership Programme 2016

The programme is specifically developed for female undergraduate students aged between 18 and 21, and will address gender issues.

The programme is an 8-day expedition on ‘Spirit of Outward Bound Hong Kong’, their flagship round-the-world sailing vessel.

Applicants are invited to submit a motivation letter and a referral letter from faculty/teacher.

Applicants should bear responsibility for securing teachers’ permission for any absence from class entailed by the program. If that turns out not to be forthcoming, then they will have to miss out.

Important Dates

Applications are accepted until Sunday September 18 (5 pm), 2016.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed by a selection panel on Friday September 23, 2016. Applicants should make themselves contactable and available for further arrangements.

Successful applicants will be notified on Monday September 26, 2016.

Participants must be available for the full duration of the programme Tuesday October 11 (9 am) to Tuesday 18 October (4 pm), 2016.


  1. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree at any recognized higher learning institute in Hong Kong
  2. Females aged 18 to 21 years old
  3. Holder of a valid HKID Card.

Application Process

Applications will only be received electronically and must comply with the format provided. Completed applications should be submitted to: staffcs@outwardbound.org.hk and copied to horizons@hku.hk on or before Sunday September 18 (5 pm).

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