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TOMORROW'S LEADERS TODAY

The Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) is a unique and once in a life time program funded by the Government of Japan.  The program invests in young global leaders, preparing them to work and thrive in a globalised world of diverse communities.  The Australian SWY Alumni supports this incredible program by promoting the program to Australian youth and engaging in projects to further SWY goals.

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In a rapidly globalising world, cross-cultural communication and cooperation are indispensable skills all young people need.

— TAKE THE NEXT STEP ON A LEADERSHIP JOURNEY THAT CONNECTS YOU TO THE WORLD

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We are now facing various global-scale problems and each county has its own challenges to face. I have high hope that you will utilize what you learn from this program and leverage the network you are cultivating through this program as you work to solve those issues.  - Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, 2019

SWY Summary

International Youth Leadership Program

A unique international youth exchange and leadership program that allows participants to challenge their comfort zones while learning leadership and cross-cultural communication skills.  

Taking Place in Japan and Onboard the Nippon Maru

The SWY program changes every year. In recent years the program has included: 

  • Multi-day cultural exchange in a Japanese prefecture 

  • 1 week of 'on-shore' training in Tokyo - mixture of lectures, tutorials and excursions 

  • 4 weeks onboard the Nippon Maru cruise ship continuing study and visiting various global ports

Build an international Network of other Young Leaders 

This program provides approximately 250 youth from around the world the opportunity to come together to discuss common global issues, experience cultural exchange, and join seminars and workshops conducted by experts and the participants themselves.

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Don't miss out on SWY Australia news....

If you are interested in applying for future SWY programs, sign up for the SWY newsletter below to be kept up to date with future programs.  

The SWY program seeks people who:

  • are leaders in their community

  • are dedicated to building stronger communities 

  • are passionate about developing global connections

  • work well in groups and under pressure 

  • have a desire to learn about and engage with other cultures

  • will represent Australia to the highest degree

Not planning to apply and just want to keep up to date? No problem! We welcome all friends of the program to join our mailing list.

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