Trip Summary

This year, we had 23 trip participants.  It was a small group, but because of the group size, we quickly established a fine group dynamic and had a wonderful time together.
We started off working with the students and parents of Jong Chon Elementary School in Sejong City, Korea.  The families of Jong Chon Elementary School also opened their homes to us for the first two nights in Korea.  Many of our group agreed that spending time with the homestay families was one of the best aspects of the trip. During our first full day, we spent some time in a class, while one of our participating educators led a class with the Jong Chon 6th graders.

After we left Jong Chon Elementary behind, we participated in all sorts of activities in Jeonju, such as making Bibimbop and making our own Hanji, Korean paper.  We visited historical sites, made green tea and even spent the night in Tong Do Sa Temple.  The trip was packed with activities and exploring all of Korea


Trip Itinerary


JUNE 27:        Leave for Korea from JFK International Airport, New York

JUNE 28:    Arrive at InCheon International Airport in Korea
                        Welcome Reception
                        Seoul city night sight seeing

JUNE 29:   Visit Adoption agencies (Adoptive families only)
                        School Visits

JUNE 30-JULY 1: Sejong City
                       Home Stay for 2 nights

JULY 2-3: Tour Gwangju
                      Visit 5.18 Memorial Museum and Park
                       Cooking Class
                       Tour Soon Chun
                       Stay in Korean Traditional House (Hanok Village)
                       Visit Temple
                       Korean Traditional Music and Dance Performance
                       Tea Ceremony

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



*** The itinerary is subject to change ***