Youth Canada

Ship for World Youth (SWY) Canada

Ship for World Youth (SWY) Canada
Focus: Humanities, Programs Abroad
Opportunity Type: Program
Location: Japan, surrounding waters
Student Grade: 12
Available to students from: All Provinces/Territories
Time of year: Winter, Spring
Prerequisites: Participants must be aged 18-30 and Canadian citizens
Cost: Expenses covered by government of Japan
Application Deadline: See website

The Ship for World Youth is an international cultural exchange program organised by the Government of Japan. SWY brings together 250 youth from around the world to learn about international cooperation and understanding. Over a two-month period, participants are involved in a wide range of activities aimed at fostering cultural sensitivity, understanding and friendship. Most of the program is conducted onboard the cruise liner Nippon Maru, with some activities scheduled in Japan and several ports that are visited during the program.

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