Monday, October 03, 2005

The Ship for World Youth

The Ship for World Youth (SWY) is a unique international cultural exchange program organised by the Government of Japan. The most prestigious program of its kind, SWY brings together over 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 others in a number of seaports that are visited in the course of the voyage.

Commencing in 1989, the program is run on an annual basis. Each year a different mix of nations is invited to participate and a different ports of call are incorporated into the itinerary.

Note from GPTD coordinator (Sseayp Participant 2004): SWY is the same concept with SSEAYP as mentioned before. Every year the Alumni of both programs will meet at Tokyo in 21st Century Renaissance Youth Leaders Invitation Program. More info please open: