Alyssa Craik: Guest Blog from the 2023 SWYAA GA in Oman

I didn’t know much about Oman prior to participating in SWY and wasn’t exactly sure what GA even was. However, I figured if I didn’t know that much about SWY and it turned out amazingly, why wouldn’t this also be a great experience? My instincts were correct! It was the best trip of my life […]

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Guest post: SWY34 recap from NL Brandon Wallace

As SWY 34’s National Leader I can say that despite the hybrid nature of this year’s program, SWY continued to deliver as a life-changing experience for all participants. The small discussion groups travelling to different prefectures throughout Japan on well thought-out itineraries allowed for in-depth friendships to form, which were further solidified during the voluntary activities, […]

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Want to host an info-session for the upcoming SWY program? Material is now available!

Hey SWY Alumni! SWYAA Canada is recruiting alumni across Canada to help us disseminate information about the upcoming 2022-2023 SWY Program. We have prepared 5 key documents to help you with this: -Key application dates -Program timeline and descriptions -A promo poster -QR codes -Course Discussion List All further information can be found on our […]

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How Young Canadians can get Involved in International Development and Diplomacy

A blog post written by Sareema Husain I was 19 when I attended Ship For World Youth (SWY for short), a unique cross-cultural exchange program that aims to provide youth with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills in an increasingly globalized world. When I got the call from the SWY exec committee stating that […]

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Want to get involved with SWYAA Canada? We are recruiting for our executive!

Here at SWYAA Canada, we are getting ready for the next election. It’s time for a renewal! As you all know, the Canadian SWYAA is a central part of keeping the SWY network and spirit alive across the country, and also manages the selection process for future batches. Your help and commitment is greatly needed and […]

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SWYAA Canada to host first ever SWY Virtual Weekend, August 2020

  It has been a hectic few months with COVID-19 putting a halt to many of our plans, personally and professionally. As the country slowly begins to open up again, many people have begun going back to work. However, we expect that things won’t go back to normal anytime soon. In the light of recent events in Canada and the […]

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SWYAA Global Assembly Postponed to 2021

Wherever you are in the world, SWYAA Canada hopes you are safe and healthy. We realize the global situation regarding COVID-19 has escalated greatly and continues to do so at an unpredictable rate. Many of you have concerns, especially about travelling, as borders shut down and movement becomes increasingly restricted. In light of these events, […]

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Unofficial Announcement for 32nd Ship for World Youth Leaders Program 2020

[sg_popup id=”1214″ event=”onLoad”][/sg_popup] Unofficial Announcement for 32nd Ship for World Youth Leaders Program 2020 #SWY32 based on IYEO call-out (Japanese only) Participating countries:‬ Britain, Brazil, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Peru, Bahrain, Egypt, Kenya & Japan!! *Please wait for official announcement in corresponding countries. The official invitation will be send to the countries that are confirmed to […]

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SWY Camp in Sweden

Written with excerpts from SWYAA Sweden In the beginning of August, SWYers from all around the globe gathered in beautiful Stockholm where they spent a week attending Sweden’s SWY Camp. The trip entailed two days spent in Stockholm sightseeing and four days at camp Västeräng located by Sweden’s second largest lake.  Fourteen different batches from […]

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