Friday, February 05, 2010

Peace Boat Award for Japanese Language Students

Thanks to Adriene Leong for sharing on this opportunity.


I am writing to you to introduce Peace Boat, a Japan-based global education, advocacy and networking non-governmental organisation, and briefly outline a new scholarship programme, the Global Friendship Award, now being offered to Japanese language students around the world.

The Global Friendship Award provides recipients with an intensive, total immersion Japanese language study programme on board Peace Boat's 69th Global Voyage (16 April, 2010 – 25 July, 2010), as well as a bursary covering 40% of the entire voyage fare. The recipients of the Award will travel around the world with approximately 700 Japanese voyage partipants studying and communicating in Japanese everyday.

What is Peace Boat?
Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, works to promote peace, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment through international grassroots exchange and educational programmes. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on global voyages.

What is the Global Friendship Award?
- 40% Subsidy of Peace Boat Global Voyage fare visiting 22 ports in 20 countries.
- Free Intensive Japanese study programme on board Peace Boat.
- Open to students currently enrolled in a university (or equivalent).

The programme is designed to complement students' current courses of study and is suited to students seeking study opportunities during university summer holidays.

Peace Boat's 69th Global Voyage
Peace Boat's 69th voyage will be particularly special with ten Hibakusha (survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings) joining the voyage to  share their experiences of the atomic bombs. The hibakusha will provide testimony and generate exchange both on board and in ports of call around the world. This will be the third Hibakusha Project building on the success of those on Peace Boat's 63rd and 67th global voyages.

As well as 'The Hibakusha Project' guest educators from around the world will also join Peace Boat's 69th Voyage to provide lectures, workshops and seminars based on the voyage themes of sustainability, conflict and the environment.

What are the programme options?
Option A - Yokohama to Yokohama (April 16, 2010 - July 25, 2010)
Option B - Copenhagen to Yokohama (June 1, 2010 - July 25, 2010)

Application Deadline
19 March (FRI), 2010

It is our sincere hope that you will encourage students to apply for the
Global Friendship Award.

Best regards,

Maho Takahashi
International Coordinator

1-32-13-4F Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0075, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5287-3192


Maho Takahashi
Peace Boat / GET Universal

TEL: +81-(0)3-5287-3192
FAX: +81-(0)3-5287-3193

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