Youth for the SDG Summer 2018


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Fri Jul 20, 2018 - Fri Aug 03, 2018




2018 Summer Program in Latin America with Peace Boat

Join Peace Boat US for their 2018 summer program in Central America!

Peace Boat US is looking for youth from the ages 16 to 30 years old to join on their 98th voyage through the Panama Canal from Cristobal, Panama to Puntarenas, Costa Rica before disembarking in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This program will run from July 20th to August 3rd with the goal of educating youth on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America. Participants will get to have cultural exchanges with people such as refugee youth, government officials, and even some indigenous groups such as the Kuna and the Embera. They will get to see the beauty of nature in the countries they visit. Participants will leave the program with a more in depth understanding of how countries in Latin America are working towards the sustainable development goals.

What is Peace Boat?

Peace Boat US is the New York office for Peace Boat, an international NGO dedicated towards peace and sustainability. They promote the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals through their programs which educate participants on the ongoings of the world such as eco-hiking in Costa Rica or learning about the indigenous cultures in Panama. They do this through their global and regional voyages on their ship, the Ocean Dream which carries 1,000 passengers each voyage. The Ocean Dream circumnavigates the globe three times a year in three different voyages. One goes through the Southern Hemisphere, the Northern Hemisphere, and the equator. Each global voyage lasts for approximately 3 months. While onboard participants in the voyage have a variety of workshops, seminars, and activities to participate in. They can range from things such as karaoke to a workshop on self identity. They also have guest speakers that come onboard the journey to share their knowledge and experiences such journalists, academics, community organizers, indigenous leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, and UN representatives. The entire journey is filled with new opportunities and constant learning. Participants can be referred to as lifelong learners because age does not matter when learning.

"Youth for the SDGs" Scholarship

Peace Boat offers two full scholarships and several partial scholarships for those looking to participate known as the "Youth for SDGs" scholarships. The full scholarship will be offered to one male and one female participant and will cover the participant’s program fee (which covers travel once there, food, and accommodations), airfare to Panama from NYC and back to NYC from Mexico or the equivalent of it, and travel insurance for the duration. Participants are expected to pay for any souvenirs, extra food, or extended time spent in Panama or Mexico. Those interested in the scholarship may find information pertaining to it on the Peace Boat US website. The scholarship is open to those ages 18 to 30 with a valid passport till December 31st, 2018 that are involved in SDG initiatives. There is an application process for those who wish to sign up for the scholarship whether it be for the full scholarship or a partial scholarship.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16

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