Ship for World Youth is an international youth exchange programme arranged by the Government of Japan. During the programme, 120 young people from Japan and 140 from other countries share daily life on board a cruise ship in around 45 days. The participants study and discuss topics of common interest and global importance, through lectures, cultural exchanges, sport, seminars, club activites and other activities. Petra Granholm from the Åland Islands takes part in the programme. Petra worked as a trainee at the Paeace Institute in the summer of 2007. She has written two personal reports (in Swedish) about the life on board: Report 1 [pdf 382K] and report 2 [pdf 760K].