The following are samples of tentative lectures, activities, and excursions the program will provide. These are subject to change and a final itinerary will be posted on this site closer to departure.
Shinchon refers to the area around Yonsei University as well as Ewha Woman’s University and Sogang University. Here you will find numerous coffee lounges, restaurants, snack bars, beauty salons, clothing and accessory shops, cinemas, theaters, jazz cafes, department stores, and shopping centers all catering to students. This will be lead by Yonsei students along with CIEE Chaperones.
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Tour
Students visiting the DMZ will likely experience the following: Imjingak, Freedom Village, 3rd Tunnel, The Bridge of No Return, Panmujeon, and more. Arrangements will be made by the Korea Foundation with assistance from the U.S. Army so details are subject to change.
City tours in Seoul
Students will tour sites of historic and cultural importance by bus and on foot. Tours may include, but are subject to change:
Homestay with South Korean Family
A highlight of the program, allowing students to immerse themselves further into the Korean culture, is a homestay in which students spend a weekend with a Korean family. Arrangements will be made by the Korea Foundation and Yonsei University to place students in homes for the weekend and return to Yonsei Sunday night. From this experience, students will learn about customs and traditions in Korean houses and experience modern day living in Korea – homestays are one of the best ways to truly experience a culture and its customs.
Prior to arrival with their homestay, students will have met their host siblings during interactive activities. This will ensure the students will feel comfortable with their home stay host sibling. Korean homes are traditionally very compact, so in most instances, a one-to-one match will be made for the homestay.
Tour of Hanok
Students may have the chance to visit a traditional Korean Village.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and is also the national sport. Take part in this class and learn some traditional techniques.