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Peace Boat US works to build a culture of peace around the world by connecting people across borders and creating opportunities for learning, activism and cooperation. We achieve this through programs in which people from the US and around the world participate in voyages onboard the Peace Boat, our Japan-based partner organization and one of the most unique and creative peace-building initiatives in the world. Programs combine learning, activism, advocacy and travel, allowing participants to experience the reality of global issues such as the impact of war, environmental degradation, gender violence, poverty and other issues. Participants learn through immersion in grassroots peace-building that is the Peace Boat experience.
Peace Boat US programs give you access to global experts, travel opportunities, learning spaces and the experience of a lifetime as we travel around the world visiting more than 20 countries in three months. We work with academic institutions to create custom programs for groups of students, ranging from one week to a full voyage of approximately 100 days, which combines onboard learning with hands on experience and action in the countries we visit. Working in partnership with our partner NGOs we support and promote fair trade, sustainable development, environmental conservation and peace building initiatives in the regions that we visit. We also extend a warm welcome to travelers of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in any combination of life-long learning, travel, adventure, activism and immersion in Peace Boat’s unique community onboard. We look forward to having you sail with us! Please contact the Peace Boat US Office for more information about costs and procedures.