Peace Education and the SDGs in South America – Winter 2019

SDGs Study Program and “Youth for SDGs” Scholarship

Registration for this program is now closed and scholarship recipients have been selected.

Please see our program participants here!

Travel around the tip of South America with the Peace Boat and learn about the UN SDGs in an experiential study program “Peace Education and the SDGs in South America,” taking place February 18-28, 2019 during Peace Boat’s 100th Voyage, sailing from Ushuaia, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile.

In 2015, 193 UN member states came together to define 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shape the global agenda for sustainable development in the next fifteen years and beyond. Peace Boat has made promoting and advancing the UN SDGs a key part of its mission.

“Youth for the SDGs” Scholarship

Achieving the SDGs requires mobilization of young people through entrepreneurship, volunteering, research, education and other endeavors. Toward this aim, Peace Boat US is providing two full scholarships (program fee and travel expenses) and a limited number of partial scholarships under the “Youth for the SDGs” theme. Please see below for application criteria and qualities we are looking for in applicants.

Peace Boat US is partnering with Wildlife Works to make our programs carbon neutral.


Registration is now closed

Program fee: $2500

  • Includes: all meals, onboard programs, onboard accommodation (shared occupancy) port programs, transportation during port programs, tips, and port charges
  • Does not include: airfare to and from program, travel insurance, visa expenses if necessary, and misc personal expenses
  • Passport must be valid through August 30, 2019
  • Participants are responsible for obtaining visas for Chile and/or Argentina if necessary per nationality

Upon initial registration, we will send further details about completing the voyage registration, documents for submission, and payment processes. Short-listed scholarship applicants will be contacted individually to schedule an interview.

Important deadlines

  • Initial Registration and Scholarship Application – midnight EST (NYC time) December 10, 2018 –> Now closed
  • Deposit and balance payment deadlines and processes will be confirmed soon.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Ages 18-30 years old
  • Currently or previously involved in SDG-related initiatives
  • Ability to obtain visas for relevant countries if necessary
  • Possess a passport valid through August 30, 2019

Qualities we are looking for in scholarship applicants

  • Leadership skills
  • Strong speaking and presentation ability (in English)
  • Experience volunteering or working on SDG-related initiatives, with particular emphasis on SDG13 (Climate Action) and SDG14 (Life Below Water), as part of Peace Boat’s commitment to the Ocean Pathway Partnership, a COP23 initiative recognizing the critical relationship between climate and the ocean, and reflecting the.Call for Action from the first UN Ocean Conference in 2017
  • Commitment and plans for continuing SDG-related work in the future