- Seoul, Korea
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
Begin your journey through Korea’s past and present with peacebuilding workshops and cultural immersion in Seoul. Hands-on workshops will broaden your understanding of conflict analysis and introduce skills for peace advocacy in any community.
Excursions to diverse regions will provide you with a new perspective on typical life in South Korea and the country’s modern perspective related to peace and development. You will deepen your knowledge of Korea’s socio-political development by visiting places of great historical importance and engaging with peace activists and local youth. You will take essential Korean language classes and, throughout the program, immerse yourself in contemporary life and K-culture.
Discover daily life with a Korean family during your homestay, where you will cook bibimbap or listen to K-pop as you get to know your new host siblings. You will have the opportunity to complete a community service project alongside Korean youth. During the program’s temple stay, you will also learn about religious traditions and the art of meditation alongside Buddhist monks.
You will return to Seoul to visit cultural sites such as palaces and museums, learn new moves in a K-pop dance class, and reflect on your journey with your group.
To learn more about this program, visit experiment.org/KRS.
At the conclusion of this program, students will earn a community service certificate noting the hours of community service completed.
- Setting Description:
- Throughout the program, you are immersed in South Korean contemporary life and culture. Following the multiday orientation in Seoul—the country’s political, economic, and cultural center—live with a Korean host family in Jeonju, participating in their daily activities. Learn about religious traditions and the art of meditation alongside Buddhist monks during the program’s temple stay. Near the end of the program, experience the beautiful landscapes, coastal towns, and national parks of mountainous Gangwon province during an exploration of the country’s northeast.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Need-based scholarships from $250 to $3,000
Based on 1 Reviews
- An Unforgettable Experience08/31/17
My experience in Korea over this summer was just a magnificent experience. This program was filled with amazing peers, great leaders, and an incredibly humorous in-country leader. Each stay was so unique in its own way, so that we were able to experience
all aspects of Korean culture. From visiting the Blue House Museum, to the Demilitarized Zone, to a Buddhist temple stay, each experience was immersive and spectacular. Although some accommodations required us to sleep on the floors, it was completely bearable, and somewhat easy to get used to. Overall, the accommodations were wonderful, and all of the owners were incredibly kind and welcoming. To top it off, the food was always wonderful. There wasn't a day where our entire group wasn't eager to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. My experience in Korea was simply unforgettable, and I'll always be grateful for this opportunity to tour and learn about peace building in Korea.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend