The Ship for World Youth (SWY) programme, operated by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, is a programme that involves youths from Japan and countries around the world. The participants board the Ship for World Youth, live together, and while on board, they study and discuss common issues from a global perspective and participate in other various activities that involve multi-cultural and multi-national exchange opportunities. The SWY programme which began in 1988, marked its 28th voyage in 2016.

New Zealand is a part of the upcoming year’s¬†SWY Programme for 2017! For the official announcement and application details, click here.