BLOOM – Be A Leader and Open Other’s Minds

Guest post by Kevin Kobayashi On January 24, 2017 Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe compared SWY PY’s to buds of the sakura tree.  As one develops and flourishes into blossoming leaders, their true beauty inside and out is revealed to the world. In the past 5 months since SWY 29, the world has been my […]

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Happy Pride Month Saskatoon! 

Thank you OUTSaskatoon and the USSU Pride Centre for supporting a Pride Space during SWY 29. Young global leaders from 11 countries came together to share experiences and learn tools to create safe spaces in their own communities. Building a more loving and accepting world, one step at a time. Happy Pride Month Saskatoon! Stephanie Shyluk

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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!

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Cross Cultural Understanding in a Globalized World

Kyiv, Ukraine Cross Cultural Understanding in a Globalized World Diversity and inclusion is a concept best learned by experience, not research. On March 20th, 2017 I was fortunate enough to deepen my understanding of cross-cultural understanding with a group of fascinating students from Kyiv, Ukraine. Coincidentally, the visit to The European Collegium was to speak about […]

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2017 SWY Canada Pre-Departure Training and Farewell Reception

2017 SWY Canada Pre-Departure Training and Farewell Reception From the 12-16th January 2017, the official Canadian Delegation for the 2017 Ship for World Youth (SWY) Global Leaders program were in action in Toronto for a training and team-building session before departing to Japan! The packed program included various sessions on SWY protocol, Japanese language and […]

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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 – […]

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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. […]

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Ship for World Youth 2017 – Information Session in Halifax, NS August 18th, 7pm

LOCATION: TBC DATE: August 18 2016, 7pm This information session is open to potential candidates interested in applying to the Next Generation Leaders Progam, formerly known as the Ship for World Youth (SWY). SWY Canada is seeking 12 young professionals to represent Canada and take part in this unique cross-cultural program aboard the Nippon Maru. […]

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