2017 OKFriends HomeComing Teens/Youth Camp Participants invited to apply

- Participants invited to apply -

2017 OKFriends HomeComing Teens/Youth Camp

Overseas Koreans Foundation(OKF) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an exclusive organization for overseas Koreans. Since being established in 1997, OKF has helped 7.2 million overseas Koreans so that they would maintain ethnic tie and individually develop into a model citizen in his(her) residential country.

OKF holds「OKFriends HomeComing Teens/Youth Camp」every year for overseas Korean teenagers and university students who will become the putative leaders of the overseas Korean communities in future.

This is an opportunity for Overseas Korean teenagers and university students from around the world to come together and communicate with one another. During this training, they will experience mother country's society, culture and history, so that they can raise self-worth as Korean people and develop leadership.

We are inviting overseas Korean teenagers and university students to join us for「2017 OKFriends HomeComing Teens/Youth Camp」

1. Overview


2017 OKFriends HomeComing
Teens Camp 

2017 OKFriends HomeComing
Youth Camp 


July 11(Tue)~18(Tue), 8days

August 1(Tue)~8(Tue), 8days


Seoul, Pyeongchang and 10 regions
(Gunsan, Gunpo/Ansan, Kimhae, Daegu, Mokpo, Ansan, Yeongcheon, Ulsan, Jinan)

Seoul and Local areas
(Muju, Jeonju, Jinan ect)

For whom

13~18 years old(by July 11st, 2017)
※ Only in the case of Russia and CIS, those
aged 15~18(in full) are allowed(Under 15
years old students must be accompanied by
a parent or guardian to travel overseas)

18~23 years old(by August 1st, 2017)
※ 18 years old students are allowed to
choose the program because school have
distinct academic calender(schedule)

the number

450 people
(Middle and High school students)

200 people
(High school graduates and University students)
※ Alumni 10 people(Not included)

◦ Qualification for application

     - Overseas Koreans who are legitimately living abroad as citizens, permanent residents, Korean adoptees or 
       marriage immigrants more than 5 years.(Korean-Vietnamese, Korean-Philippines, etc, are included.)

     - Those who have contributed to overseas Korean community and have excellent results of public service.

     - Those who are sound in mind and body, and able to practice camp training(Attending classes, trip, etc)

     - Those who have not committed a legal wrong with regard to a departure permit in their residential country.
        Those underage must get parents' consents.(Submission of a consent form is required.)

◦ Program contents (For more details, refer to attached file‘붙임1’)

   ① OKFriends HomeComing Teens Camp

      - Korean Culture Experience : Farming and fishing village culture experience, K-food cooking, Traditional culture
         experience, City tour and DMZ Bicycle peace march etc

      - Korean language program and Communicate with teenagers students in Korea

      - Korean language camp, Homestay and Visit the school in Korean etc

      - Celebration program <The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games> : Cluster tour, Performance for success

      - Others : Opening&Closing ceremony, Orientation, Ice- breaking time and survey ect

  ② OKFriends HomeComing Youth Camp

      - Korean Culture Experience : Farming and fishing village culture experience, K-food cooking, Traditional culture
        experience, City tour and DMZ tour etc

      - Celebration program <The 20th OKFriends HomeComing Teens/Youth Camp> : Talk concert with alumni,
         Volunteer activity and Debate

      - Others : Opening&Closing ceremony, Orientation, Ice- breaking time and survey ect

        ※ The above programs are subject to change.


2. Application

  a. Application period(in Korean time)

     Applicants submission : March 28(Tue)~April 18(Tue), 2017

     ◦ Diplomatic office submission : April 19(Wed)~28(Fri), 2017

       ※ Applications received after April 28(Fri) will not be counted


  b. Online Application Procedure (For more details, refer to attached file ‘붙임2’)

     ◦ Website :

     ◦ Substance

          - Applicants : Complete and submit the application

          - Diplomatic office : Screening the applications ect

     ◦ Guide to applying online

          - Applicants : Login(All applicants must submit in their own account) → 재단사업 → 초청사업 → Choose the project
            (Teens Camp/Youth Camp) → Complete the form and Upload the documents → 저장(The applicants can correct
             the form until the date for submission) or 제출(The applicants can correct the form in application period)

          - Diplomatic office : Login → 마이페이지 → 사업신청목록 및 신청서 확인 → Review and make a list of applicants in
           order of precedence for recommendation → Download the list(Excel File) → Submit a report attached the list of
           applications to the OKF


  c. Documents for submission

   ◦ Required documents (Complete the online application form in English or in Korean)

      ① Application form(with photo), Permission to Request and Use Personal Information
          (You can check it on the website)

      ② A letter of self-introduction(choose either in Korean or in English)

        ※ Clearly the state where you were born and how long have you lived in there.

      ③ A copy of the proof of enrollment or admission letter

      ④ (Only Youth Camp applicants) Debate essay

    ◦ Optional documents (Upload it on the website)

      ⑤ Documents to show that you have special talents for a certain field or have been awarded. (Duplicates)

      ⑥ Recommendation letter(from the principal or counselor)

         ※ The applicant must fill in the application form including other documents by online via the foundation’s website
            (www.korean.net) and save them.

      ※ Make sure your contact information(e.g. email address, phone number) is recently updated. We communicate by
          an email. So especially check your e-mail box frequently. Please also provide your emergency contact information
          and a contact information where you can be reached when you are in Korea.


3. Selection and support

  a. Selection procedures

     ◦ Diplomatic office recommendations(April 28), Screening for selection in OKF(May 15),

       Notify the selectees of the result(May 19)

       - Post on the diplomatic office homepage and OKF homepage ()

         ※ The above schedule may change depending on OKF's circumstances.


  b. Preferential treatment

     ◦ Those who are excellent in Korean language

       (Only when a copy of the certificate is submitted, this is recognized.)

     ◦ Special talents, prize winner and social service activities

     ◦ One who has got his(her) principal's recommendation.


    c. The number of people allocated by areas 

Areas The number of people(2017) Total
Teens Camp Youth Camp
North America 120 35 160
Europe 40 30 70
Asia · Oceania 60 20 80
Africa · Mideast 10 5 10
Central and South America 30 10 40
Russia · CIS 120 50 170
China 70 50 120
Total 450 200 650

Note 1」The above allocation may change depending on the status of application by continent or country.

If the number of applicants is fewer than that of allocation in a certain area, those recommended from other area will be allocated instead.


    d. Support contents

     ◦ Airfare : Participant pays principle

     ◦ Supporting areas(The Funding limits will be announced later)

         ① CIS area(Korean's diaspora) : 100% funded(Round-trip ticket, Economy class)

               ※ In the case of Russia and Kazakhstan, 50% funded (One-way ticket, Economy class)

         ② Korean descendants in Mexico and Cuba : 100% funded(Round-trip ticket, Economy class)

      ◦ Board and lodging. Training expense

      ◦ Medical insurance(Travel insurance)


4. Inquiry

    1) 2017 OKFriends Homecoming Teens Camp

      ◦ Kim Jeong Hea(Dept. Manager) iin Seoul office depart.

        (tel : +82-2-3415-0183, email : jheakim@okf.or.kr)


    2) 2017 OKFriends Homecoming Youth Camp

      ◦ Yoo Ji Youn(Asst. Manager) in Seoul office depart.

        (tel :+82-2-3415-0184, email : wiselotus84@okf.or.kr)


    3) Website(www.korean.net)

      ◦ Lee Ji Eun(Asst. Manager) in e-Global korean depart.

        (tel : +82-2-3415-0197, email : pms01@okf.or.kr)

       ※ Website : http://okfh.korean.net/

       ※ email : gkyn@okf.or.kr


-Attached File-

[붙임 1] 2017 재외동포 중고생/대학생 모국연수 프로그램(안) 1부.

[붙임 2] 온라인 시스템 이용방법 1부. 끝.

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