A 7-day program for adoptees to experience their birth country of Korea
Social Welfare Society in South Korea invites adoptees to apply for their annual Welcome Home program. The hope is to help adoptees better understand Korean culture, volunteer in their birthland, and build connections with volunteers in Korea.
Details of the Program
The program takes place August 19, 2018 – August 25, 2018. Each visitor is coupled with a volunteer and will experience the seven-day program in small groups. The program is composed of an opening ceremony, experiencing Korean culture, one-day volunteer activity, three days of free travel and a closing ceremony. There are five different themes for the three days of free travel. An online community will also be created so that the participants of each year can share their experience and continue their fraternity and friendship beyond the program.
On August 19, enjoy an opening ceremony that lets adoptees and volunteers know about the purpose of the visit and build relations.
On August 20, visit the Social Welfare Society and baby’s reception home.
On August 21, tour downtown Seoul, eat and make Korean food, and experience traditional Korean culture.
On August 22 and 23, participate in a 2-day trip outside of Seoul.
On August 24, review your file and visit the police station or related sites in your adoption story.
On August 25, meet foster family and birth family and participate in a closing ceremony for the Welcome Home program.
“I can honestly say the program far exceeded my expectations and it was a first-class event all the way. It was very professional, well-organized, offered a lot of cultural learning, and a ton of fun. ”
– A past participant
What is Included
SWS will cover the expenses of the program and most meals. Round-trip airfare, some meals and personal expenses are not included/covered by SWS.
Who is Eligible
15 adoptees between the ages of 20 and 50 will be invited (priority will be given to those who’ve never been to South Korea before).
How to Apply
To apply, contact SWS at [email protected]. We have received this application document but strongly recommend you contact SWS to inquire about any additional requirements for the application. Applications must be received by June 29, 2018.