Peace Boat

Program Reviews

Mina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Latin America - Summer 2017

The Latin American voyage from Panama to El Salvador in the summer of 2017 was an incredible experience for me. The program helped me gain an understanding of several cultures very different from my own. We had the opportunity to eat the local cuisine, explore the area, and interact with the people while learning about the efforts of these regions to achieve the United Nation’s 17 sustainable development goals. Getting to see and speak to the people was what I found most meaningful. You get the opportunity to hear their stories as they impart their wisdom to you. It can be rather eye-opening at times to talk to people my age who have a very different life. This program gives you the chance to get to talk and get to know some of the locals. It was a great opportunity and all the participants were wonderful people to spend time with as well.

Javier
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

5 reasons why I loved Peace Boat

1) I travelled with a purpose: discovering places, meeting new people from different backgrounds, in places that just being tourist would not happen.

2) In this world, every world fits: our travel was in Latin America, but onboard you meet many different cultures from many different countries.

3) My "country" doesn't define me: I had my culture, but after meeting other places on Peace Boat, I took and learned other people's great characteristic and make it mine, to be able to build my own personality, you also discover that onboard we are all seeking the same "peace and understanding"

4) You have fun in an academical programme: this programme is supported by an academical background, which after having so much fun you realise that it looks great on your CV.

5) PEOPLE AND SEA!

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Avinash
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Sailing for Sustainability

I had an opportunity to be part of the Peace Boat Global Voyages to travel to Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I loved every bit of my time on the boat where I was exposed to lectures by accomplished professionals from different field. More ever, what was more important to me was to get to know these activists and professional personally and discuss my opinions and concerns off the stage.

During the port calls, I had an opportunity to learn more about different approaches to solve social problems by visiting NGOs, citizen's groups and hearing the testimony of locals.
Overall, it was a trip for a lifetime where I made friends, learnt about the world, its problems and people who are trying to make a change and contribute in some way! All of it, while travelling across countries on a very comfortable boat.

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Daniela
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A once in a life time opportunity

Peace boat offers you the chance to learn from a wide range of experts whilst travelling the world. Once you reach a port you'll have the opportunity to see first hand what you have been learning on board. The "Sailing for sustainability" program offered an intensive learning, and hands on experience on each of the four countries visited. This very holistic approach to learning and experiencing the world is with out a doubt a once in a life time opportunity.

The organizing team were always helpful, and friendly. The atmosphere on board was very cheerful and it provided the participants a space to engage each other in a deeper and more meaningful way that for sure will result in life long friendships. It is a life changing experience that I recommend to everyone.

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Sade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Sailing for Sustainability in Asia -Spring 2018

The programme offered many experiences that were authentic, motivational, flared new ideas, new awareness and life-changing. Along with meeting some phenomenal young people just like me in the developing world who does fantastic work.

The programme had a range of localised examples of how sustainability is being implemented in the 4 countries we visited. The Peace Boat offered an extensive range of presentation topics on peace and provided numerous linkages to other subject areas, with an environment to engage the presenter on a deeper level. Also, we had opportunities to share which were particularly proud moments but inspiring from the levels of engagement we received after each of them.

In preparation for this voyage, the staff was very responsive and supportive before and during the programme. They formulated a fun experience for learning that simply can not be forgotten!

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Sabrina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth for the SDGs in Asia

Peace Boat's youth voyages are an incredible opportunity. While on board the Peace Boat, there are dozens of events and lectures daily. Their guest speakers provide the participants with fascinating academic discussions. While in the ports, the youth for the SDG's scholarship winners are able to visit and network with local NGOs.

Spending 3 weeks with Peace Boat in Southeast Asia was a life changing experience. I had the opportunity to met so many amazing community leaders. I learned more than I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful for this opportunity!

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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

“Sailing for Sustainability in Asia" Sustainable Development Goals Youth Scholarship

This whole voyage has been a life changing experience, my first time in Asia and my second time on peaceboat has definitely provided me with what it promised and more,
an amazing cultural and educational experience where the exchange with great professionals and seeing the world´s most innovative projects and NGOs has impacted me.
I have learned a lot from the different projects the other scholars are involved in their countries.

Every detail was very well planed and the program surpassed the expectations! it was EXTRAORDINARY!

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Talia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Valuable Experience, Expanded Perspective

Overall, I had a very meaningful experience with Peace Boat during the Peace Education and the SDGs in Latin America. I was very glad that the group got to see both the municipal and the traditional sides of the places we visited. The overnight stay we had with the Embera indigenous community of Panama was absolutely amazing, very rich culture and very kind, genuinely joyful people. Life on the boat also offered many opportunities to see various lectures and attend programs, though I wish our stay on the boat was more longer and more immersive, though I do understand we had a tight and very full itinerary. Hope you consider Peace Boat!

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Carolina
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I joined the Peace Boat trip for three weeks after working as an intern at the Peace Boat office in Tokyo.

The experience at the Peace Boat was amazing; you will be able to travel through the open ocean and visit so many different cities, opening your eyes to the world. The organization and safety rules work very well. I would highly recomend Peace Boat if you are learning Japanese or if you are interested in learning more about the Japanese culture, social, political and ecological topics.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe that Peace Boat should try to be friendly for foreigners who dont speak Japanese. I feel I missed out on important information due to my limited Japanese ability.

Health service is really expensive when you do not have any other option other than using the one on board.

Guest Educators invited to the boat, should be more prepared and should be from different political opinion in order to provide a global understanding of political conflicts around the world.
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Aki
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

simply awesome

While I enjoyed the trip a lot, it must be clarified that I wasn't participating in any training program etc. I was simply enjoying the voyage, and randomly participating in some education and volunteer activities, as well as partying. Anyway, the experience was just great.

What would you improve about this program?
I wish people could be just a little bit less serious and take it easy every once in a while (both staff and participants). Maybe this is just my irrelevant "outsiders" view into the Japanese culture though.
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