Issue 1
Monday, 04 March 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left: Jessica Bennett-Hullin, Head Administrator, Ship for World Youth  Ken-ichi Komagata and Laura Crossfield at Casuarina campus
From left: Jessica Bennett-Hullin, Head Administrator, Ship for World Youth Ken-ichi Komagata and Laura Crossfield at Casuarina campus

Alumni experience a prestigious sea summit

By Danielle Lee-Ryder

The Ship for World Youth, a cruise liner filled with 274 young leaders from around the world, recently docked in Darwin for the first time.

On board were two Charles Darwin University alumni, Jessica Bennett-Hullin and Laura Crossfield, who are taking part in the prestigious youth leadership program aboard the Nippon Maru operated by the Japanese Government.

The program builds the participants’ communication, leadership and management skills as well as helping them build an international network of peers.

Jessica and Laura were joined by other delegates from Australia, Japan, Chile, Ecuador, Greece, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.

While in Darwin, the delegates attended workshops at CDU, Menzies School of Health Research and other local institutions relevant to their study in areas of health, social justice, education, diplomacy and international cooperation. 

Laura, a CDU graduate with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, said the trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“I think the skills I learned will help me implement the social change I want for Australia. It was also a great opportunity to showcase my adopted home of Darwin and all it has to offer,” she said. 

Jessica, who graduates with a Master of Public Health from CDU this year, encouraged others to apply for the next Ship for World Youth.

“It is a lot of fun and an amazing opportunity to collaborate, network and learn from others.”

For more information, visit Facebook: @ShipForWorldYouthAustralia, Twitter: @swyaus and Instagram: @swyaus