BURSWOOD resident Jordina Quain hopes a six-week leadership program around Asia will help her gain a better understanding of world issues.
The Curtin University Masters of Public Health student will take part in the youth development program, The Ship for World Youth, which is operated by the Japanese Government.
Ms Quain is flying to Tokyo today before travelling to Singapore, India and Sri Lanka on the Japanese training sailing ship Nippon Maru.
There are about 240 young leaders from around the world taking part in the program, which will include discussing global issues and participating in multicultural exchange activities.
“I’d never heard about the program before but then I saw it on the John Curtin Leadership Academy alumni page,” she said.
“For me it’s a unique opportunity to explore and learn from likeminded people about world issues.
“It’s a pretty jam-packed schedule, we will be doing activities from 7am to 7pm each day with only a day off per fortnight.
“My career goal is to help prevent child abuse so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to understand issues from other countries.”
Ms Quain will be the assistant national leader of the Australian delegation and will join eleven other Australian young leaders aboard the ship.
Visit https://www.swyaus.org/ for more information about the program.