[ Program Description ]
Korea Intercultural Camp is an educational getaway to provide an authentic cultural experience, that is bound to be the highlight of your cultural exchange to promote social awareness, peace and understanding the different values and cultures.
[ Our Values ]
Set off and act from self-initiatives, without seeking for material feedback and for the sake of civilians, as a method and a statement for social change
Respect every individual according to the statement written in Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International solidarity for a world with more justice and solidarity between humankind in every walk of life.
Respect for the Environment
Respect, maintain, and appreciate the environment as well as the ecosystem because we live in it and we depend on it for living.
Open and inclusive for all individuals who has one vision with our movement, without judging through their genders, skin tone, religion, nationality, social status or political views and any other possible reasons for discrimination.
Cooperating with local community and local actors to strengthening positive potential of the whole civilians and form the local community become a main actor of change.
[ Program Goals ]
The goal of this program is to create opportunities for youth to be immersed in intercultural environment and cultures through activities that facilitate the transmission of traditional knowledge, and values, while also nurturing the relationship between youth. We carry out Culture Camps using traditional cultural activities including multi-generational gatherings, and language and culture immersion. We do not only learn the language through language and cultural immersion, they also promote pride, peace and understanding the different values and cultures.
[ Activity ]
1. Experiemental Cultural Lesson
The first goal of the program is to enhance cross-cultural understanding among participants and the local studenta. Starting the activities from introducing the local culture, social life and the way people thingking of each country and finished with chill sharing each other contact, social media and link to strenghten their intercultural friendship.
2. Truth & Dialogue
Dialogue aimed to build the group and elicit trust amongst participants as prerequisite to start exploring concepts related to conflict such as personal and social identities, conflict dynamics or violence. It culminated with one day spent sharing how conflicts affected the lives of participants as young individuals.
3. Cultural Diversity
A walking around in the capital city will never be as great as this third activity. We fight the shyness and fearness together in facing the local people and speaking english even local language to them. Applying a fun games of observation in the field of tourism, cultural and social diversity in a group, the participants will able to make some documentary movie and such a wonderful picture with the local people during the activity.
4. Youth Peace Symposium
Inspiring each other trough the symposium, creating a hole new experience, perspective and appreciation among the presentator. Under the mentor of expert in the field, this section goal is to challenge the youth to blow their mind at the moment of youth peace symposium
[ Site Details ]
Korea National University of Arts
Korea National University of Arts (K-ARTS/KNUA) is a national university in Seoul, South Korea. Korea National University of Arts was established in 1993 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea as the only national university of arts with an aim to serve as a leading institution which cultivates artists. . It is the only national university in Asia dedicated exclusively to preparing talented young artists for the professions of all artistic genres. Korea National University of Arts encompasses all disciplines of arts including music, dance, theatre, film, TV, animation, fine art, design, architecture, and Korean traditional arts.
The Kimchi Field Museum was originally established in 1986 in Pil-dong, Jung-gu. From 1987, the museum was managed by Pulmuone Inc., one of the largest food production companies in Korea. In 1988, the museum was moved to the COEX (Convention and Exhibition Center) in connection with the Summer Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea.
Museum Kimchikan, formerly Kimchi Museum, is a museum dedicated to kimchi; one of the staples of Korean cuisine. Exhibits focus on the food’s history, its many historical and regional varieties, and its importance to Korean culture and cuisine. The museum collects data and statistics on kimchi and regularly offers activities for visitors, such as demonstrations of the kimchi-making process, kimchi tastings, and cooking classes. The Kimchi Field Museum was Korea’s first food museum. In 2015, it was selected by CNN as one of the world’s best food museums.
Kyung Hee University is a private research university encompassing an educational system from kindergarten to graduate school with campuses in Seoul, Yongin, and Gwangneung (on the outskirts of Namyangju city), South Korea. Kyung Hee was founded in 1949 by Dr. Young Seek Choue, whose founding philosophy was “Toward a New Civilization. Kyung Hee University has 24 colleges, 71 departments and majors, 65 master’s and 63 doctorate programs, 18 professional and special graduate schools, and 43 auxiliary research institutions.
Seoul National University
Seoul National University (SNU; Korean, 서울대학교, Seoul Daehakgyo, colloquially Seouldae) is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is the most prestigious university in the country. It is located on three campuses: the main campus is in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school and nine professional schools. The student body consists of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank and a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania.
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is also commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace) Palace. Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
The premises were once destroyed by fire during the Imjin War (Japanese Invasions, 1592-1598). However, all of the palace buildings were later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852-1919).
Remarkably, the most representative edifices of the Joseon Dynasty, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion and Hyangwonjeong Pond have remained relatively intact. Woldae and the sculptures of Geunjeongjeon (The Royal Audience Chamber) represent past sculptures of contemporary art.
- Throughout the year visitors to Gyeongbokgung Palace can watch a reenactment of the historical “changing of the royal guards” ceremony, which is held at the Gwanghwamun and Heungnyemun plazas. As well as this event, visitors can dress up in a traditional gatekeeper’s uniform or in royal court attire and take photographs in front of Gyeonghoeru, thought to be the most beautiful pavilion in Korea and take lots of pictures in the beautiful palace.
Korean Folk Museum
Located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, the National Folk Museum of Korea presents historical artifacts that were used in the daily lives of Korean people in the past. Through the displays, visitors can learn about the domestic and agricultural lifestyles, as well as Korea’s cultural beliefs.
The National Folk Museum of Korea has three permanent exhibitions and two special exhibitions as well as a library, souvenir shop, and other subsidiary facilities.
- Adjacent to the Gyeongbokgung Palace. Between the extensive palace grounds and this interesting museum, there’s plenty to see. One gallery takes you through the traditional Korean life phases
Myeong-dong is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. The two main streets meet in the center of the block with one beginning from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4) and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, and accessories. Unlike Namdaemun or Dongdaemun, many designer brands are sold in Myeong-dong. In addition, several major department stores have branches here, including Lotte Department Store, Shinsegae Department Store, Myeong-dong Migliore, Noon Square and M Plaza. The department stores carry many premium labels and other fashionable goods at reasonable prices.
- the myeongdong street is a great place for shopping. a wide area for shopping malls and restaurants. street foods are also present everywhere.
Museum Kimchikan is a unique museum dedicated to kimchi and kimjang, the process of making kimchi which was designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The museum was also selected by CNN in March 2015 as one of the world’s top 11 food museums.
Visitors can learn the history of kimchi as well as learn and get a taste of the different types of kimchi. Audio guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese are available for international visitors and a guided tour of the museum by a docent is also available at designated times.
At Museum Kimchikan, visitors can learn about kimchi in all its different forms as well as use microscopes to view the lactic acid bacteria that helps make kimchi so healthy. Visitors can learn and even taste samples of different varieties of kimchi during their time at the museum. The museum also holds kimchi-making activities and classes and visitors should join in to learn how to make delicious kimchi themselves.