Peace Education and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin America (Summer 2018)

July 20 – August 3, 2018

This program is geared toward university students, and welcomes advanced high school students, graduate students, and life-long learners, participating individually or in groups.

Summer 2017 program participants

Participants joining the summer program will learn about meaningful development experiences, visit the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) office in Panama and learn about efforts in the Latin American region to maintain peace and sustainability, highlighting SDG #17: Partnerships for the Goals. We will also have the opportunity to exchange with indigenous communities and learn from youth working for the SDGs. Embarking on the Peace Boat in Panama, participants will cross the Panama Canal and participate in lectures, cultural exchanges and presentations onboard the ship.

Once Peace Boat reaches Costa Rica, participants will have the opportunity to join a program focused on SDG #13: Climate Action while exploring the rich natural environment of the rain forests and coastlines. We will continue sailing towards Mexico, where we will disembark the ship and hold an exchange program with local communities as well as experience the pristine nature in Puerto Vallarta, focusing on SDG #14: Life Below Water and the conservation of our marine resources.


July 20-23 – Study programs in Panama including presentations at the UN regional office, exchange with indigenous communities and refugee youth. Embark in Cristobal, Panama.
July 24 – Sail through the Panama Canal
July 24-26 – Onboard program including guest speaker lectures and presentations on the SDGs
July 26 – Arrival in Puntarenas, Costa Rica Program focused on climate action and environmental awareness
July 27-31 – Onboard program including lectures and workshops on Sustainable Development
July 31 – Arrival in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and study program about marine conservation
August 1-3 – Study programs and cultural exchange with local communities in Mexico
August 3 – Return home

Full Voyage Itinerary


Program fee is approximately $2,700 USD per person, and includes all accommodation on land and at sea (shared occupancy), land and sea travel during the program, three meals per day, and port programs. Fee does not include flights between home and Panama City and Puerto Vallarta and home, visa expenses, travel insurance, or other personal expenses. Passport valid until at least January 2019 is required. Participants are free to travel before and after program at their own expense.

Contact us for more information about participating. Individual students, student groups, and life-long learners are all welcome!