KOREA CULTURAL CAMP 2018 (SPRING)

Seoul, South Korea, 2 – 7 April 2018

You are warmly invited to partake at Korea Cultural Camp by AYFN in Seoul, Korea. Experience the different culture and life experiences! Seoul, a city with fusion of the latest modernity and oriental tradition! Discover your potential!!

 

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Experience Korea this coming spring with the AYFN’s Korea Cultural Camp Program. This program is open to students/youth and learners desiring a short-term immersion program in Korean language and Korean culture. Prior knowledge of English is not required for students to participate in this program.

With the goal of increasing foreign students’ understanding of The Republic of South Korea, The AYFN Exchange Academy and local NGO are offering an invaluable Korean learning cultural immersion program. The program combines Korean language training with daily activities and cultural excursions to enhance the Korean experience. It’s open to international students with any level of Korean language ability

This entails a program which is specifically designed to offer Korean classes for students/youth from ages 15-27, as well as a chance for these students to gain a cultural understanding of Korea. This will be done through both visiting famous Seoul attractions and partaking in typical cultural activities such as experiencing Korean tradition (wear handbook), making your own Korean dumplings or learning about traditional Korean Calligraphy.

Our aim is to inspire the students to open their minds to other cultures and recognize the importance of language learning at the same time. We want the students to end their trip by leaving with a better knowledge of Korea and a firm basis of the Korea language.

 

BENEFITS

  • Live for 6 days in Seoul, Korea
  • Learn and understand Korean culture directly
  • Heritage walking tour around Seoul
  • Experience to be like local people by experiencing the local traditions
  • Experimental learning
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN 

 

ACTIVITIES

Korean language learning:

We offer classes for beginners. Participants can start learning from Korean basics, including self-introduction, greetings, listening, and basic conversations. The classes will promote interactive learning.  Furthermore, the participants will have opportunities to interact with local people to practice daily conversations.

Korean culture learning:

Participants will have a chance to make Kimchi (the famous dish of Korea) as well as experience the culture by joining cultural activities such as wear Hanbook, etc. In addition, participants will also visit places in Seoul where they can experience and learn about history, culture and society of Korea. Seoul tour includes Gyeongbokgung palace, Bukchon Village, etc.

ITINERARY OF THE PROGRAM

DAY TIME PROGRAM Venue
Day 1 09.00 – 15.00 Arrival in Seoul, South Korea Incheon international Airport
Transfer to hotel The Designer hotel Cheongnyangni, Seoul
17.00 Free time
Day 2 07.00 Leave hotel
08.00 – 9.30 Korea Language Class Seongbuk Global Cultural Center
10.00 – 12.00 Explore hidden village: participants will have a chance to wear hanbook Bukhon Hanook Village
12.00 – 14.00 Break Time Insadong gil
14.00 – 16.30 Visit Namsan Tower Namsan
16.30 – 19.00 Explore shopping street Myeongdong
19.00 Transfer to accommodation
Day 3 7.00 Leave hotel
09.00 – 15.00 Adventure to Nami island Nami island
16.00 Transfer to accommodation and free time
Day 4 7.00 Leave hotel
08.00 – 9.30 Korea language class Seongbuk Global Cultural Center
10.30 – 13.00 Enjoy a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life and Visit to a landmark and symbol of Seoul’s long history as the capital city during the Joseon Chonggyecheon Stream Gwanghamun
13.00 – 14.00 Break Time
14.00 – 16.30 Korea history : visit to a palace built in 1395 where it used to be the main royal palace of the Joseon dynasty. Gyeongbokgung served as the home of Kings of the Joseon dynasty, the Kings’ households, as well as the government of Joseon. Gyeongbokgung
16.30 Transfer to accommodation
Day 5 9.00 Leave hotel
8.30 – 11.00 Culture class Seongbuk Global Cultural Center
11.30 – 13.00 Break Time Itaewon
14.00 – 17.00 Campus tour Kyunghee University
19.00 – 21.00 Farewell dinner
21.00 Transfer to accommodation
day 6 11.00 Fly Back Home Incheon international Airport

PROGRAM DATES:

The Korea Cultural Camp will be held on 2 – 7 April 2018

 

CAMP FEE:

One of the AYFN’s strength is to provide high quality placement program, but still in an affordable range of fee. To join Korea Cultural Camp (6 Days program), participants must pay:

Registration Fee
Early birds ( 15 October – 30 November 2017) USD 550
Normal ( 1 December –  31 January 2018) USD 600/

Scheme of payment:

First payment : USD 150 (to confirm attendance – 10 days after getting confirmation from AYFN)

Final payment :  maximum 1 February 2018

 

What’s included and excluded?

Included Excluded
  • Airport pick up and transfer (Incheon International Airport) by public bus
  • Accommodation (6D5N) at 3 star hotel
  • T Money for Local Transport (KRW 50,000)
  • All activities indicated on schedule (Korean language and culture, cultural tour, Adventure tour to Nami island)
  • Admission tickets to tourism places indicated on the schedule
  • 24/7 volunteer support and In-country administration costs.
  • Certificate of participation from AYFN
  • Program supervision
  • 4x Light Breakfast
  • 1 Farewell dinner
  • International Flight to and from Incheon (Seoul) – South Korea
  • Korea Visa
  • Meals (lunch and dinner)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Passport

 

Program cost should be paid after acceptance process and to be transferred to ASEAN Youth Friendship Network to secure the slot.

 

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

The participants of Korea Cultural Camp should meet the criteria as follow:

  1. Students/youth (15 – 27 years old), interested in Korean language and culture.
  2. Youth from all nationalities:  ASEAN Region, European Union countries, Australia, Japan, India, UAE, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Iceland, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji, Egypt, Argentina, Chile,  Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tunisia, Qatar, Oman, Saudia Arabia,Colombia, Brasil, Venezuela, Liberia, Leshoto, Swaziland,  USA and Bahrain.
  3. Commit to join full program
  4. Able to adapt new environment easily
  5. Able to pay the program fee
  6. Health physically and mentally

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please REGISTER ONLINE HERE
  2. First come, first serviced basis.
  3. This program is LIMITED for maximum 15 participants only. 
  4. First come, first serviced basis. The registration will be closed if the quota is over.

ACCOMMODATION AND MEAL DURING CAMP

During this camp, participants will be accommodated in a Guesthouse in order to enable participants to feel like Korean. The accommodations are a popular and a very sociable option as you get to live and socialize with other participants and local people.  Living conditions in the guesthouse is very good and very clean. Males and females are accommodated in separate room.

Korea is renowned for its tasty and healthy food.   There are numerous amazing restaurants throughout Seoul which you will be directed to by program staff if you wish to eat out occasionally.

 

Refund policy

Program Cancellation by organizer

  1. ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the program non-viable.
  2. If AYFN cancels a program, registrants will be offered a full refund.
  3. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of a program, AYFN has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same program at the new, future date.

 

Registration Cancellation by Participant

  1. The following penalties shall apply, if otherwise specified.  If you cancel more than 30 days before scheduled program departure , the cancellation charge will be 20% of the listed program fare. If you cancel 15-29 days before scheduled program departure , the cancellation charge will be 70% of the listed program fare.  If you cancel 1-14 days before scheduled program departure, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed program fare.
  2. No show will be considered as a cancellation on program departure date
  3. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
  4. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a program.
  5. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
  6. All refund requests must be made by the attendee.
  7. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.
  8. Refund will be made on 30 days after the program ends.
  9. These above policies apply to all AYFN program unless otherwise noted in the corresponding program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.