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?

Now’s your chance, we are extending the application deadline to 18:00 JST April 27, 2020!

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**Please find recent updates to the Teaching Demo portion of the Application pack due to COVID 19, thank you.

Peace Boat's language training programme, GET, is now accepting applications for English and Spanish language teachers for the:

105th Global Voyage – Departs Yokohama on August 19, 2020* and returns December 3, 2020.

Zenith 2nd Global Voyage – Departs Yokohama August 27, 2020* and returns December 10, 2020.

*For Spanish teachers: Please note that all teacher-related GET Programme administrative activities and correspondence are conducted in English. All application material, with the exception of actual Spanish-language lesson content, should be presented in English.

**All successful applicants must be able to attend the pre-voyage orientation to be held in Tokyo roughly one week before the official departure date.

Please download the Information & Application Pack above for position requirements and detailed application instructions.  Applications are due by 18:00 JST on April 27, 2020. International interviews will be held via Skype between May 11-15, and national interviews will be held at our offices in Tokyo on May 16-17.

Applicants attending interviews in Tokyo are not required to submit self-introduction or demonstration lesson videos. Applicants living in Japan but unable to travel to Tokyo at that time may request an online interview, but must then follow international applicant procedures. Please see our application pack for details.

All applicants will be considered for both voyages. While applicants may state a preference for one voyage over the other in their cover letters, final voyage assignments are at the discretion of programme coordinators.

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 to attend either full-day information and interview session at GET’s office in Takadanobaba or invited for a Skype interview, depending on their location and availability. These appointments are typically held two or three weeks after the Volunteer Teacher application deadline for each voyage. Please note that all travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

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.