AUGUST 6 to 9, 2024


Youths are keen observers of the world around them.

They are curious. They crave new experiences. They are unafraid to raise critical issues that are weighing on their minds.

Above all, they desire to champion a cause that’s larger than themselves.

But many youths feel alone in their humanitarian pursuits. They fear that they are too poor, young or inexperienced to change the world.

The annual University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) shows youths that they can. Delegates will meet hundreds of like-minded peers who want to build a peaceful, inclusive and sustainable world.

They will spend a week networking, helping needy communities, and hearing from movers and shakers of the humanitarian world.

USLS nurtures emerging world leaders by giving them the confidence to lead sustainable development projects in their communities. It is where ideas grow, collaborations take place and diverse voices unite for a better world.

Abdul-Aziz Mustahil Ahmed Ali Akaak

College of Applied Sciences, Sultanate of Oman

Desire To Make A Change

The 10th University Scholars Leadership Symposium was an experience I will look back on with fond memories. I was given the opportunity to travel to a foreign land, meet amazing people, and listen to great motivational speakers. Through the course of the symposium, I also got to interact with and learn from different people and understand their cultures.

Through my interactions with many of the delegates, I got to discover myself a bit more, to better understand my own convictions and what I stand for. Now the only questions are, what and how?

Thanks to Humanitarian Affairs Asia for the great work in Inspiring Individuals and Transforming Communities.