International Exchange

Windseekers know no borders! And by sailing a Tall Ship, Small Ship or Yacht in one of our International Exchange programs, you will certainly set new cultural horizons. Of course you’ll get to maneuver, navigate, climb the rigs, cook and clean as you would during any other Windseeker Journey. But the International Exchange Program will add that global shine to your nautical adventure.

Aside from the excitement of sailing and port festivities, you will participate in a cultural program which allows you to enter debates, national dinner parties and games to bridge cultural differences. You can learn about such issues as sustainable innovations within the global maritime sector or worldwide seafarer’s history.

Language on board?

English. And don’t worry. Basic understanding of working English is enough. If you can read and understand this, you’ll be fine! The Crew will explain everything until everyone gets it.

Sailing experience?

Don’t need it! The beauty of Sail Training is that everyone can participate and an experienced professional Crew will teach you all that you need to know in order to reach your destination safely. They will guide you in your tasks – but don’t worry, you will catch on quickly and start to do everything together with your team. You will work in shifts: one in the day and one during the night – the Ship doesn’t stop just because it’s dark!The program allows you to enter debates, national dinner parties and games to bridge cultural differences. It will motivate you to tackle issues like sustainable innovations within the global maritime sector, and enrich you with knowledge on worldwide seafarer’s history.

Sponsoring

Good news! If you are a Windseekers between 15 and 25 years old and wish to enter one of our International Exchanges, you may be eligible for sponsorship. Contact us at info@windseeker.org to learn about the possibilities.

Mentors

You’ll never sail alone. International Exchanges have mentors who will organize fun and educational activities for the Trainees (that’s you!). Mentors will also just be there for you, like a big brother or sister if need someone to talk to. They’ve been where you are and their job is to make you feel comfortable and welcome.

On board of

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing

Tall Ships

Wylde Swan

Den Helder (NL) - Hartlepool (GB)

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 1. Step on board the Wylde Swan and let yourself be swept into an a...

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01 Jul 2023 - 08 Jul 2023

7 dagen, Wylde Swan

From € 895,-

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Photo of a young woman steering a large Tall Ship (Wylde Swan)

On board of

Pictured: Tall Ship Wylde Swan sailing

Tall Ships

Wylde Swan

Hartlepool (GB) - Fredrikstad (NO)

International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2023: Race 2. Are you ready for an adventure? Join a youth Journey on board th...

International Exchange Tall Ships Races Sail Training

08 Jul 2023 - 17 Jul 2023

9 dagen, Wylde Swan

From € 995,-

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