Peace Boat: Teach on this famous Ship and Travel the World!
An Update from Peace Boat!
Peace Boat – VOLUNTEER ENGLISH / SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS FOR GLOBAL VOYAGES
GET, Peace Boat’s language training program is now accepting applications for English and Spanish language instructors for our Global Voyage departing Japan and returning to Japan. We are nearing 100 global voyages in total! We accept volunteer language teacher applications each year.
National interviews will be held at the GET Office in Tokyo, Japan. Interviews for overseas applicants will be conducted via Skype around the time of the national interviews. Please check back to our website as these dates are subject to change.
Conditions of Employment:
This position is for enthusiastic, highly motivated, dynamic individuals with a minimum of 18-months of full-time language teaching experience. Applicants should be highly advanced speakers of English or Spanish, although it is not necessary to be a ‘native’ or ‘first-language’ speaker. Certification or graduate degree and Japanese ability is highly regarded. This is a volunteer position but voyage expenses are covered.
To apply, download an application pack from our website: Apply Now!
Peace Boat photos courtesy of the Official website!
The association behind this famous ship is a world wide organization with its main office in Japan. The goal is to develop connections between groups that advocate peace worldwide. It is a great organization and I hope to work on it as a volunteer teacher one day! You too can Teach English in Japan and while traveling all over the world on this great ship!
Check with Peace Boat about when their future information sessions are!
Have you ever taught or traveled on this famous ship? If so share your stories! Read More Below
One of our teachers, and my student`s son both went on the Peace Boat. Our teacher taught English and Spanish on this famous ship, and the student studied English and other languages while traveling around the world!
The teacher said she really enjoyed it, though the work was not easy. You don`t just sit around and enjoy the views. You do need to work. Yet what an experience it must have been!
The student really enjoyed the trip and the study.
Have you ever been on the Peace Boat? Tell Us
Some Readers answered:
GET Teacher and Web Reporter
by S. Anderson
I’ve had the privilege of traveling with Peace Boat around the world twice. Each trip was amazing and truly life-changing.
Most people are attracted to the idea of visiting so many amazing places, and that is definitely a big plus. Every day we stepped off the ship was a new adventure in a new world, and yet with the ship always just around the corner you feel like each port is just an extension of the home you’ve made on board.
However, for me and many other volunteers the true magic of Peace Boat is the community on board. Between my teammates, the passengers, and the incredible guest speakers, the people I met and the experiences I had on the ship were like nothing I could have imagined. I played ping pong with Ela Gandhi, sang outside under the stars with Peter Yarrow, danced all night with a Venezuelan orchestra…I could go on and on.
It’s hard to describe all that Peace Boat is…better to experience it for yourself!
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Imagine if you will….an around the world trip for free.
Your accommodation and food provided….the only catch. You must volunteer to teach English.
Seems like a fair trade to me, and then some!
I have been wanting to go on this very famous boat for a number of years now. But we have three young children so I really can`t be away for so long. But perhaps you can.
Attending a lecture on the about this peaceful ship at Tokai University, I thought what an experience it would be to sail the sea, meet people from all over the world, while teaching English. …I dream.
A former employee of mine said the work was hard–harder than at my school,
but she enjoyed the trip and felt it was well worth it.
The organization is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment.
The organization seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world.
They pursue this through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities.
These activities are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the world.
Most of the time, the organization carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit. Activities based on Japan and Northeast Asia are carried out from our eight Peace Centers in Japan.
–from the Peace Boat`s official website
I recommend being a volunteer teacher on this ship. You will work hard but I think most people would enjoy the experience of teaching a language and traveling around the world with a great group of people. I know I would love to do this one day!
You are not paid, but get your room and board for free in exchange for teaching a language. But the best things in life are free right?!
The Peace Boat is always looking for volunteer teachers. Visit the good ship`s homepage.