At the end of a long year of study it is a real buzz to be associated with an overseas Study Tour. Most of the 23 students on the Future Leaders tour heading to China next week met for the first time at the opening workshop on November 4th. However, you wouldn’t have guessed it from the energy, ease of conversation and enthusiasm that flowed around the room. That positive flow certainly augurs well for a jam packed global adventure that is designed to enhance our learning and personal growth and allows ample time for us to have fun. For most of us the learning has already begun via research into the chosen theme that will form the focus of our particular discipline during our in-country experience. For my own part, it has been helpful in creating a broader perspective on Chinese culture. Not long to go now, it will be a busy ten days; my suitcase is out, I’m planning the pack and trying very hard to keep a lid on the excitement factor.