What will we do?
Sejong Cultural Education, Inc. takes the selected educators and/or government officials, Korean-American students, and the Korean adoptees and their parents together on a trip to Korea to help them better understand themselves and one another. We are confident that the positive experiences of Korea and Koreans shared by the participants of different background will empower them to become more influential members of our global society. This will also enable them to build bridges between Korea and the U.S. and also among people with differences in our country, America.
Although many components will be shared, some activities and events will be tailored to the wishes and needs of each individual and sub-group. Adoptees and their families visit adoption agencies to review their records. Some meet up with foster mothers and apply for biological search. The program will include school visits, exploration of five-thousand-year-history of Korea, a luxurious tour of different cities, hands-on cultural experiences, and a three-day-home stay with Korean families.
Home stay/ Visit Demilitarized Zone/ Korean food cooking class/ Visit schools and colleges/ Visit to adoption agency (for adoptive families)/ Temple stay/ Traditional and Modern cultural performances/ Korean Folk Village/ Tour historical sites/ Hand-on Korean craft class/ Tea ceremony and many more…
Total cost of trip is $2,000 tour only/ $3,800 tour + Int’l flight
All Trip package include: Hotel accommodations; most of meals; sightseeing by private air- conditioned motorcoach and all admission fees; English-speaking tour guide; accompany by supportive and experienced Sejong staff (including a social worker) and volunteers from the beginning and end of trip.
English-speaking tour guide; accompany by supportive and experienced Sejong staff (including a social worker) and volunteers from the beginning and end of the trip.
We provide three pre-trip, two-hour educational workshops for educators; four pre-trip, two hours leadership training for students; three hours orientation meeting in-person or teleconferencing.
JUNE 27: Leave for Korea from JFK International Airport, New York
JUNE 28: Arrive at InCheon International Airport in Korea
Seoul city night sight seeing
JUNE 29: Visit Adoption agencies (Adoptive families only)
JUNE 30-JULY 1: Sejong City
Home Stay for 2 nights
JULY 2-3: Tour Gwangju
Visit 5.18 Memorial Museum and Park
Tour Soon Chun
Stay in Korean Traditional House (Hanok Village)
Korean Traditional Music and Dance Performance
JULY 4-5: Tour Busan Fish Market
Visit Busan TowerVisit UN Memorial Park
JULY 6: Tour Kyoungju City/Ulsan
Historic Sites & Museums
Industrial Site (Hyundai Auto Factory)
JULY 7-8: Tour DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
Shopping at Insadong
JULY 9: Visit Royal Palace in Seoul
Watch Royal Palace Guard Exchange Ceremony
Leave for US/ Arrive in the US on the same day
* Trip participants are responsible for transportation to and from airport in U.S. and in Korea and personal expenses. (Including, but not exclusive to, shopping, telephone charges, optional tour, tip for tour guide and bus driver, etc.)
** Tip for Tour Guide & driver is not included (Estimated tip: $120/person for 12 days tour)