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Ship for World Youth Program



The Japanese Cabinet Office, supported by SWY Australia and the Japanese Embassy in Canberra, is inviting 11 young Australians (18-30) and a national leader (30+) to represent Australia for a 6-week global leadership and cross-cultural programme from January 15th to March 1st 2019. The program is called the 'Ship for World Youth' (or SWY) and has been running since 1967.
The program consists of a multi-day cultural exchange and homestay in a Japanese prefecture, one week of 'on-shore' training in Tokyo which is a mixture of lectures, tutorials and excursions and then four weeks onboard the Nippon Maru continuing study and visiting the Australian ports of Darwin and Brisbane.

As part of this program, participating youth will be able to interact with likeminded youth from around the world and also develop their communication, leadership and management skills. Participants attend a variety of lectures on board and are invited to run their own seminars and discussions aboard. The core subjects of leadership, cross-cultural understanding and project management are supported by lectures in topics which in recent years have included: Children’s Rights, Education, Lifestyle-related Diseases; Social Innovation for Sustainable Development and Conversations about Empowering Self and Others.
The program is fully sponsored (there are small costs for uniform etc. past participants have fundraised for this). 

Program Lecturers are world leaders in their fields and the global networks that participants will develop will be invaluable to their careers.
To apply for or for information on the Ship for World Youth Leaders, visit
Facebook: Ship for World Youth - Australia
Applications close 5PM AEST Friday 1st August 2018


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