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.

Courtesy of Catie Colson

Courtesy of Catie Colson

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…

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Courtesy of earthexcursion.com


Total cost of trip is $2,300 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.

2019 Trip Flyer

2019 Trip Registration Form

Trip Itinerary

JULY 9: Leave for Korea from JFK International Airport, New York

JULY 10: Arrive at Incheon International Airport in Korea
                 Welcome Reception

JULY 11:   Visit Adoption agencies (Adoptive families only)

JULY 12-14: Gwangju
                       Home Stay for 2 nights
5.18 Memorial Museum and Park
Cooking Class (Japchae)
Korean Traditional Dance
MDkids Orphanage

JULY 15: Gwangju - Bosung - Tongdosa - Busan
Tea Farm (Make your own green tea)
Tongdosa Temple

JULY 16-17: Tour Busan
Haeundae Beach
Hyundai Auto Factory
Gyeongju National Museum
Lotus Garden
International Market
Fish Market

JULY 18: Seoul
Trick Eye Museum
N. Seoul Tower
Namdaemun Market

JULY 19: Tour DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

JULY 20: Visit Yongin Korean Folk Village

JULY 21: Leave Incheon Airport to USA


 * 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)