Would you like to use your language teaching skills to help build a global culture of peace-while seeing the world at the same time?

The Global English/Español Training Programme is Peace Boat's English and Spanish school. On our voyages, this programme is run by international teams of passionate volunteer teachers who inspire our students to use language to make connections with people from all over the world.

Peace Boat's language training programme, GET, is now accepting applications for English and Spanish language teachers for the 118th Global voyage until March 25, 2024. Interviews will be conducted online from April 15th-19th JST. For more information, download our application pack or send us an email.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list below for updates, or send us an email at getprogramme@peaceboat.gr.jp.

Peace Boat and GET are keeping up-to-date with global COVID-19 developments. The safety of our volunteers, staff, crew and passengers is our greatest concern. For more information please see our voyage policies. 

Check out the video below to hear about the GET Programme experience from past volunteers:


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What's Involved?

Peace Boat's onboard language programme, GET (Global English/Español Training), is a communication-based programme that aims to improve students' confidence and communicative ability in English and/or Spanish through a dynamic combination of onboard classwork, language-based events and activities, and exchange programmes in ports of call. Through GET, Peace Boat participants can acquire the necessary language skills to make their voyage as memorable and meaningful as possible. For teachers, the programme offers the opportunity to work with a great deal of autonomy, using their creativity both in and out of the classroom while enjoying the unique experience that is Peace Boat.


Basic requirements:

  • 18 months of relevant full-time experience teaching English and/or Spanish as a second language
  • Be highly advanced speakers of English (for those applying to teach English) or both English and Spanish (for those applying to teach Spanish). Note: it is not necessary to be a 'native' or 'first-language' speaker.
  • Be available for the duration of the voyage for which they are applying (including online training and pre-voyage orientation periods)
  • Be able to obtain all relevant visas required to participate in the voyage for which they are applying

For detailed position requirements, please read the GET Volunteer Teacher Information and Application Pack.

Application Process

Please be advised that the application deadline for each voyage is approximately four months prior to its departure and eight months prior to its completion.

A selection of applicants will be invited for an online interview. This appointment is typically held two or three weeks after the Volunteer Teacher application deadline for each voyage.

How to Apply

To apply for an upcoming voyage, please download the GET Volunteer Teacher Information and Application Pack.

Completed applications must be submitted via email. Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have read the Information and Application Pack in its entirety, as we are unable to accept incomplete applications.

For additional inquiries email getprogramme@peaceboat.gr.jp.