2009 Homecoming Program Still Accepting Applicants

Hey all – Here’s another great opportunity to visit Korea courtesy of GOAL (Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link).  The deadline is coming up pretty quick, so get on this right away if you have any interest.  GOAL says that there are 10 more slots for Americans, and 15 more slots for Europeans.

*If you are interested please send an email to info[at]goal.or.kr with your full name, nationality, age and gender.  At the same time register with your local Korean embassy or consulate.  The extended deadline is until Thursday, 14th May 2009.

I urge you to check out the GOAL website for the full document and application which you can download.   -GS

Korean Government Invites You :

2009 Homecoming Program for
Overseas Korean Students and Adoptees

1. Purpose of Orientation

Korean government proudly presents you with 2009 Homecoming Program for Overseas Korean students and adoptees. We would like to provide you an opportunity to experience Korean culture and the modern progress of Korea. This program helps you to be proud of yourself as an ethnic Korean and to establish your national identity. Our goal is to take a leading role in international education exchange, and ultimately to develop Korean global human resource.

2. Brief Outline

1)Term

Group

Date

Category

Group 5

July 22(Wed) ~ July 29(Wed)

Korean adoptees
(college students / adults)

2)Contents

Main Theme

Lectures

Experience

Special Activity

Korean culture camp

Supreme Korean culture

Self-integrity training

Korean cuisine,

Korean songs,

Trying out Han-bok,

Temple stay, etc

National / regional networking,

Korea inside my mind

3. The Number of Participants

One hundred carefully chosen and selected Korean adoptees (including 6 program leaders)

Important notice : Quota varies for different regions & countries, so please refer to the table attached below.

4. Eligibility

1) Program participants

(1) Korean adoptees

(2) Those who have never visited Korea by invitation of Korean government or
other affiliated agencies.

(3) Those who have made great contribution to the overseas Korean society / those with outstanding volunteer experiences.

(4) Those who do not have any physical or mental issues in participating in group camp / orientation (including lectures and field trip).

(5) Those who have not violated any laws that might hinder his/her departure from the country.

(6) Those who have been recommended by the principals at their schools.
(must have their parent’s agreement as well)

2) Program leaders

(1) Those with strong responsibility and leadership who can generally deal with the
entrance and departure process of the students.

(2) Those who can act as a guidance teacher, who have no difficulty in dealing with
foreign students.

(3) Those who have been involved with activities supporting Korean adoptees
(4) Those who can fluently speak both in Korean and the language of corresponding region

5. Expenditure supported by Korean government:

1) Airfare for round trip (economy class)

2) Covers all expenses for whole program (including fees for field trips and accommodation)

3) Traveler’s Insurance

6. Details for Application

1) Application Offices: Korean legation in your residence
(Korean embassy / consulate or Korean education center)

2) Application Deadline: By the date designated by Korean embassy in your residence

(The application must arrive at NIIED by May 8th, so please ask your local Korean
legation for the specific application schedule)

3) Required Documents:

① Application (listed below)

② Certificate of Enrollment / Employment
(for program leaders: recommendation letter for program leader)

③ Proof of identity: related documents or letter from consul / principal
④ Personal essay (self introduction on an A4 paper)

⑤ Copy of your passport (can be submitted by May 30th)

4) Attention: Documents submitted during the application process will not be returned
regardless of the final outcome of the selection process

7.  Application Procedures

1)Selection process

The Korean embassy in your residence will select and nominate promising candidates, based on NIIED’s guidelines. The director of NIIED will make the final selection, and the list of participants will be reported back to your embassy.

2) For the specific schedule, please refer to the Korean legation in your residence.

Regional Quota / limitation

Region / Area

Quota

Remarks

Adoptees

Program Leaders

Total

U.S Embassy

4

1

5

Honolulu

1

1

New York

3

3

Atlanta

2

2

Boston

2

2

Chicago

3

3

Seattle

3

3

San Francisco

3

3

Los Angeles

3

3

Houston

3

3

Montreal

3

3

Vancouver

2

2

Toronto

3

3

France

14

1

15

Sweden

9

1

10

Denmark

9

1

10

Norway

6

1

7

Netherlands

4

1

5

Belgium

3

3

Germany

3

3

Switzerland

3

3

Luxembourg

3

3

Italy

2

2

Australia

3

3

Total

94

6

100

2009 재외동포학생 모국방문연수 참가 신청서

(Application for the Invitation Program for Overseas Korean Students and Adoptees)

인적사항 (Personal Information)             (Please TYPE or PRINT clearly. Use black ink.)

성명

(Last Name/Middle Name/First Name )

(English)

칼라 사진

(Color Photo

3×4 cm)

(Nationality)

칼라 사진

(Color Photo

3×4 cm)

(Gender)

칼라 사진

(Color Photo

3×4 cm)

(Religion)

칼라 사진

(Color Photo

3×4 cm)

(Home)

자택

(Home)

(Phone Number)

자택

(Home)

(E-mail)

한국내 연락처

(Available Contact Number in Korea)

성명

(Last Name/Middle Name/First Name )

한국어

(Korean)

칼라 사진

(Color Photo

3×4 cm)

영어

※영문명은 여권명과 동일해야 함

Equal to the name of passport

국적
생년월일: 연월일

(Date of Birth: yy/mm/dd)

성별
□ Male

□ Female

여권 번호

(Passport No.)

종교
건강상태

(Health Condition)

자택
주소

(Address)

전화 +          –             –

Country Code / Area Code / Phone Number

이메일
학교

(School)

학년(Grade)
한국내 연락처

(Available Contact Number in Korea)

주소(Address)
전화(Phone Number) 이름 및 관계

(Name &Relationship)

과거 한국에서의 거주 또는 체류 사실 (Previous Visits or Residence in Korea)

기간: 연월일

(Period: yy/mm/dd)

지역

(City or Region)

목적

(Purpose of  Stay)

거주 또는 체류관련기관

(Organization Concerned)

~
~

 위 기재 내용은 모두 사실이며, 한국정부초청 2009 재외동포학생 모국방문연수 참가자로 선발될 경우 초청국인 대한민국의 법률을 준수하고 초청측인 국립국제교육원의 안내 및  학생생활수칙을 성실히 따를 것을 서약합니다.

As an applicant of the Invitation Program for Overseas Korean Students, I hereby pledge that the above information is all true and I will abide by all the laws of Korea and regulations of NIIED.

지원자        성명                                 (서명)

Applicant       Name                               (Signature)

 본인은 위 지원자의 학부모, 학교장으로서, 국립국제교육원에서 실시하는 2009 재외동포학생 모국방문연수 목적과 내용에 동의하며, 동 프로그램에 지원자가 참가하기를 희망합니다.

As an applicant’s parents(guardian) and principal, I sincerely agree with the aim and contents of this program and hope the applicant above to be selected as a participant of this program.

지원자 학부모       관계               성명                      (서명)

Parent or Guardian      Relationship         Name                     (Signature)

지원자 학교장                          성명                      (서명)

Principal of School                         Name                     (Signature)

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2 Comments on “2009 Homecoming Program Still Accepting Applicants

  1. Hi, I participated in this exact program back in 1999 and strongly recommend it to anyone who’s interested; I wish I could do it all over again, now that I’m older, presumably wiser, and not so silly.

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