Peace Boat US programs are open to students and life-long learners from the US and around the world! Peace Boat’s voyages are one of the most creative, unique, and impactful peace-building initiatives in the world, and offer an amazing opportunity for travel-based experiential learning around the world.
Our flagship program is the Youth for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Youth for the SDGs) Program. Please read more here.
In addition to joining our scheduled programs, students and faculty of any academic level and life-long learning groups are invited to work with us to develop a custom program based on your schedule requirements and thematic interests, and our regional and global itineraries.
Due to COVID-19 and the significant impact these developments have had on international travel and upcoming Peace Boat voyages, our Youth for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Program is postponed. We anticipate restarting this program in summer 2021 and will announce updates as soon as we are able to confirm the new schedule and itinerary.
POSTPONED – Peace Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America
June 20 – July 3, 2020 – Panama, Guatemala, and Mexico, sailing onboard Peace Boat’s 104th Global Voyage
Learn about sustainable development in Latin America while traveling onboard Peace Boat 104th voyage. Youth for the SDGs Scholarship is also available!
There are many ways individual students, academic groups, life-long learners, and travelers can join Peace Boat voyages. We work with academic institutions to create custom programs for student groups; individual students can join voyage segments related to their field of study; life-long learners will find all aspects of traveling with Peace Boat to be engaging and enjoyable.
Peace Boat and Peace Boat US coordinate extensive and rich learning opportunities onboard through the invitation of guest educators from Japan and around the world. They are activists, journalists, academics, artists, and other experts who guide our learning as we travel from port to port, encountering different issues. Immersion in the onboard community – primarily Japanese with a vibrant international contingent – is always one of the most amazing experiences.
Ports of call are where knowledge meets – and is confronted, tested, challenged by – reality. In every port of call, Peace Boat organizes a selection of programs that focus on experiential learning, cultural exchange, activism, advocacy and dialog. Peace Boat US programs in ports of call can also be custom designed to meet the specific needs of participants. Additionally, programs oriented toward sightseeing and lighter cultural encounters are also available.
Academic group: for a seminar or specialized study program, Peace Boat US works with you to design a program with pre-departure, onboard, and in-port components that fits your academic schedule and meets your subject and experiential needs. Programs can be designed for high-school students, college and graduate students, certificate programs, and life-long learning.
Academic individual: our programs provide an exceptional platform for a research or independent study project focusing on a topic and region which Peace Boat visits, including subjects like NGO/NPO administration, development, or languages. Peace Boat’s onboard programs, comprised of guest educators and various events, are also excellent learning opportunities.
Individual or group travelers: does the most unique experience possible appeal to you? Are you interested in traveling with a microcosm of Japanese society while visiting different countries and learning at a pace and direction that you decide?
Professional: the Peace Boat offers an exceptional space for a professional gathering, offering both closed spaces for meetings and a unique onboard community for socializing and learning. The degree of integration between your program and the onboard programs is completely up to you, and supported by Peace Boat staff on land and onboard.
The first step to coming onboard is to Contact us. We look forward to discussing possibilities with you!