Participating countries for SWY 30 (2018) announced

The participating countries for the 30th edition of the SWY program, which will happen in 2018 between January 17th and March 4, have been announced! They are:

Australia, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, Peru, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka and of course Japan!

SWY 29 Delegation Media Coverage

The all-star Canadian delegation for the Ship for World Youth Global Leaders Program (SWY 29) are getting some good buzz in both online and print media.

Here’s a list of the ones we’ve tracked so far!

1. The Guardian – Jennifer Whitaker gets a feature article – P.E.I. resident ready to learn on the high seas (PDF)
2. McGill University – Twitter

9. Fiji Times –  The SWY 29 delegation onshore activities – Ship youths visit institutions – Fiji Times (PDF)
10. Homme Magazine – Entrevue en français avec Henry Tsang & Parker Mah – hommemagazine.ca – Le bateau des jeunes leaders du monde (PDF)

Official SWY 29 Canadian Delegation Announced!

Special thanks to all Canadians from coast to coast to coast who took the time to share their stories and apply for the Canadian delegation for the Ship for World Youth. Over the course of the summer, we received nearly 200 applications. The talent, passion, and commitment across the country was immeasurable and highly inspiring. Behind the scenes, SWY alumni from across the country reviewed applications and rigorously debated their qualities throughout the selection process. In the end, the final selection was made to encompass a highly diverse team representative of different geographical and cultural backgrounds and personal experiences from all walks of life….no easy task to say the least.

The candidates who were selected have been notified and their bios have been posted on the site here. Again, we thank everyone for their time, effort, and patience throughout the selection process. If you have questions about the selection process, kindly email us info@swycanada.org.

Press release: Recruitment campaign for the next GLP launched!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Urgent – 12 young people wanted to represent Canada on the Next Generation Global Leaders Program “The Ship for World Youth Leaders” – Press Release

Experience Japan, Fiji and New Zealand on a 6-week life-changing program on a ship with 242 youth leaders from around the world!

 Montreal, 18 July 2016 – One of the most extraordinary youth programs in the world will embark on another fantastic journey with 242 youth leaders from around the globe. Through the generosity of the Government of Japan, 12 Canadian youth (11 participants and one National Leader) will be selected to participate in the 2017 sailing of the Japanese ship, the Fuji Maru, for the once-in-a-lifetime experience known as The Next Generation Global Leaders Program “The Ship for World Youth Leaders” (previously known as The Ship for World Youth).

The Next Generation Global Leaders Program “The Ship for World Youth Leaders” serves as a unique cross-cultural exchange program that aims to provide participating youth with the opportunity to enhance the leadership and management skills necessary to excel in an increasingly globalized world. Onboard, delegates will be engaging in a series of expert-led seminars, participant-led workshops and cultural activities.  

This unique cross-cultural program will travel by cruise ship from Japan to Fiji and New Zealand, and takes place from January to March, 2017. 

The Canadian Ship for World Youth Alumni Association is organizing the recruitment. Please note that English is the working language of the program. Applicants must be between the ages of:

  • 18 and 30 for Participating youth (as of April 1st, 2016) (Deadline 1 September, 2016)
  • 30 and 39* for National Leader (Deadline 15 August, 2016)

Application forms, deadlines, Info Sessions and other pertinent information are available by visiting:

For interviews with past participants of SWY or further information, please contact:

Sarah Pinchevsky – SWYAA Canada President
Email: info@swycanada.org
Tel.: +1-5145022355

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS RELEASE: PressReleaseGLP2017ENFR