APPLICATIONS OPEN: Participating Youth
The 29th Ship for World Youth Programme
The SWYNZ Alumni Association is excited to announce that Aotearoa New Zealand has been selected to attend the Ship for World Youth Leaders programme in Japan in 2017!
We are currently receiving applications from 18 – 30 year olds (11 participating youth delegates) that together with the National Leader will form the New Zealand delegation.
If you are interested in representing New Zealand as a member of the delegation please complete an application together with the question sheet describing (briefly – 250 words) what you can bring to the delegation.
SWY29 will make ports of call in both New Zealand and Fiji before returning to Japan, with OPYs arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday January 17, 2017 and departing at the completion of the programme on Friday, March 3. Participating countries are: Federative Republic of Brazil, Canada, Republic of Costa Rica, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Fiji, India, Japan, Republic of Kenya, New Zealand, Kingdom of Tonga, Ukraine..
More information about SWY29 can be found on:
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5.00pm, FRIDAY 12 AUGUST, 2016.
Please post printed applications to:
SWY Alumni – SWY28
c/- Darryl Bretherton
1/1 Stanley Rd
Completed electronic applications to:
All successful applicants will be required to participate a training weekend prior to attending the programme. A venue and exact dates will be confirmed once the delegation has been confirmed (expected to be in November and based in Wellington).
APPLICATIONS OPEN: National Leader
The 28th Ship for World Youth Programme
The SWYNZ Alumni Association is excited to announce that Aotearoa New Zealand has been selected to attend the Ship for World Youth Leaders programme in Japan in 2016! We are looking for an ex-Participating Youth who is between 30-39 years old and interested in representing NZ as the National Leader. In your EOI, please briefly (250 words max) describe why you want to be NL for SWY29 and what you can bring to the delegation.
SWY28 will make ports of call in both New Zealand and Fiji before returning to Japan, with OPYs arriving in Tokyo on Tuesday January 17, 2016 and departing at the completion of the programme on Friday, March 3. Participating countries are: Federative Republic of Brazil, Canada, Republic of Costa Rica, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Fiji, India, Japan, Republic of Kenya, New Zealand, Kingdom of Tonga, Ukraine..
More information about SWY28 can be found on:
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSE FRIDAY 15 JULY, 2016.
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The Ship for World Youth Leaders is a unique international youth exchange programme funded by the Government of Japan. We are seeking young New Zealanders between 18-30 years of age to apply for nine funded places on the programme. Applications are also invited from New Zealanders between 30-39 years of age to apply to be the National Leader for New Zealand.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often does the Program run?
The program is run each year by the Cabinet Office in Japan . They are responsible for organising the whole program and inviting various countries to participate.
Which countries get invited?
Each year the Japanese Government invites the governments of some 11 – 15 other countries to send delegations. The participating countries usually change each year. Generally there is a mix of countries from various regions of the world.
How much does it cost?
As a participant there is little cost involved. The Government of Japan very generously covers most expenses. This includes your return airfares to Japan as well as all living expenses whilst in Japan and onboard the ship. Participants are required to purchase travel insurance and usually take some spending money for souvenirs while overseas.
Where does the Ship visit?
During the program the ship will visit a few ports of Japan with short (overnight or longer) stopovers.
How can I participate in the next Programme?
The New Zealand Government will be notified by the Japanese Embassy next time we are invited to participate. The Japanese Government will then liaise with the Embassy of Japan, the New Zealand Government and SWY NZ to promote the program and to seek applications.
What countries have participated in the Programme?
Papua New Guinea
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Criteria for participants changes slightly from year to year:
The following criteria have been used in the past:
- 18-30 years of age
- able to participate in the entire program
- in good condition both physically and mentally
- capable of acting co-operatively and in harmony with delegation throughout the program
- expected to contribute greatly to the various activities for promoting sound development of youths
- good command of English to be able to participate the activities such as discussion on university level
- preferable to have a command of Japanese, which is a working language of some of the selective activities in the program, however this is not compulsory
- interest in and an understanding of Japan