Sailing for Sustainability in Asia (Spring 2018)

Socially and Environmentally Responsible Tourism

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Peace Boat strives to practice a progressive form of travel which aims to benefit people and
communities at the local level as well as create a more meaningful and educational travel experience based on people-to-people exchange. The ship is more than just a means of transport. Sea travel allows us to experience the freedom of our blue planet. This precious space beyond borders offers a unique environment to reflect on the world’s fragile beauty, as well as build lasting bonds for action with fellow travelers. Exchange programs will take place in a variety of locations and include diverse topics such as peace education, sustainable development, eco-tourism and climate action.

Celebrating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

Visit the botanical gardens and learn about urban Eco-tourism in Singapore, explore the rich cultural history of Cambodia, join sustainable tours in Thailand, and sail through the majestic islands of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Through cultural exchange and study programs, participants will gain an understanding of how the UN Sustainable Development Goals are being implemented in Asia and what innovative solutions are being presented to promote sustainability in the region.

Program:

April 2 – Depart for Singapore
April 3 – Arrival and Orientation in Singapore
April 4 – Visit Gardens by the Bay
April 5 – Experiential Program in the city, then embark on Peace Boat
April 6 – Onboard program: Introduction Session on Sustainable Development and Travel + Social Good
April 7-9 – Port programs in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for Cultural Exchange and Field Studies
April 10-11 – Port programs in Bangkok, Thailand for Ecotourism and Sustainable travel
April 12-14 – Onboard program: learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals
April 15-16 – Port programs in Cai Lan, Viet Nam to learn about Environmental Issues and the SDGs
April 16 – Disembark in Viet Nam
April 17-19 – Experience Programs in Viet Nam to learn about Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
April 20 – Return home (or extend personal travel)

Details

Program fee is approximately $2,800 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 Singapore and Viet Nam and home, visa expenses, travel insurance, or other personal expenses. Passport valid until at least November 2018 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!