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[Participation Announcement] 2021 OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp
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코리안넷관리자
Date
2021.06.24


[Participation Announcement]  2021 OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp


The Overseas Koreans Foundation was established in 1997 as an organization exclusively for those of Korean heritage residing outside Korea. The foundation provides support for some 7.5 million overseas Koreans around the world to grow as exemplary members in their countries of residence while maintaining their ethnic ties to Korea.

The foundation will hold the “2021 OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp” for teens and youth of Korean heritage throughout the world to experience the society, history, and culture of their native country to cultivate their identity as Koreans and offer them the opportunity to develop global leadership, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to your full contribution and participation.


I Training Overview


1. Training Objectives
ㅇ Offer the opportunity for teens of Korean heritage around the world to experience the society, culture and history of their native country to enhance their identity as Koreans
ㅇ Reinforce mutual ties between teens in Korea and abroad, and provide guidance for their growth into global leaders



2. Training Overview

Project Title

2021 OKFriends Homecoming Teens Camp

OKFriends Homecoming Youth Camp

Period

• First: September 26 (Sun)- October 3 (Sun) Americas

• Second: October 10 (Sun)- October 17 (Sun) Asia and Other

• Third: October 31 (Sun)- November 7 (Sun) CIS

• First: September 26 (Sun)- October 3 (Sun) CIS

• Second: October 10 (Sun)- October 17 (Sun) Americas

• Third: October 31 (Sun)- November 7 (Sun) Asia and Other

※ Real-time operation of programs, considering time difference, training assigned by region

Eligibility

Teens aged 14 to 18 (as of September 1, 2021)

Young adults aged 18 to 25 (as of September 1, 2021)

※ Considering the varying academic systems across the countries, prospective college students aged 18 have the choice to select the training they wish to apply for.

Number

1,200 overseas Korean middle and high school students

500 overseas Korean college students

Application

standards

ㅇ Open to the following middle and high school students, and college students of Korean heritage residing outside Korea

- Those who have been legally residing abroad for 5 or more years

Local citizens, local permanent residents, Korean nationals, adoptees and their children, and children of multicultural families

Descendants of independence patriots, descendants of ethnic Koreans in the post-Soviet states, ethnic Koreans in China, etc.

Students who are willing to contribute to the society of overseas Koreans and have performed excellent volunteer services for Korean societies overseas

Major

activities

  ㅇ Real-time programs (considering the time difference by region)

- Opening and closing ceremonies, GKN video conference, next-generation director Talk! Talk!, interactive exchange program

    ㅇ Regular programs (training through the website)

- Korean language education, history and peace education of the Korean Peninsula, global citizenship education, media literacy education, online travel to Korea, history and culture learned through rap music, street dance, and magic.

  ㅇ Real-time programs (considering the time difference by region)

- Opening and closing ceremonies, GKN video conference, next-generation director Talk! Talk!, interactive exchange program

  ㅇ Regular programs (training through the website)

- Korean language education, history and peace education of the Korean Peninsula, global citizenship education, public diplomacy education, global entrepreneurship and job insight, K-beauty, fashion, Korean food education, diaspora in movies, etc.

Method

    Website and application for homecoming training for middle school and high school students, and college students

※ Offline training will be available for selected candidates in 2020 (final confirmation to be made after reviewing the COVID-19 trend)



II Application and Selection Method

1. Number of People Selected
ㅇ Homecoming training for middle and high school students of Korean heritage: 1,200 in total
ㅇ Homecoming training for college students of Korean heritage: 500 in total

2. Qualifications  
ㅇ Overseas Korean Middle/High School and University Students
- Who have resided legally overseas for 5 years or more
‧ National Citizens, Permanent Residents, Korean Nationals, Adoptees and Children of Adoptees, Children from Multi-Cultural Families
‧ Descendants of Independence Patriots, CIS Koreans(Goryeoin), Chinese Koreans etc
‧ Students who are willing to contribute to the Overseas Korean community and have outstanding achievements in volunteer service for Korean society

3. Application Method
ㅇ Visit www.korean.net, create an account, and apply.

4. Selection Process
ㅇ Among those who have submitted all required documents, we will evaluate the following :
- Self-Introductory Letter, Reason of Application(check it agrees with the programs objectives)
- Community and service record in the community in country of residence (Reference)
- Recommendation from the Korean Consulate General in residing country (Reference)
- Other information decided through the selection process

5. Preferred Applicants
ㅇ Students who write their self-introductory letter and reason of application with motivation
ㅇ Students with skillful comprehension and use of Korean
ㅇ Students excelling in different categories
ㅇ Students who have received awards in academic fields and other extracurricular activities
ㅇ Students who have completed considerable amounts of community service.

6. Application Process

7. Ineligibility
ㅇ Those who do not satisfy the application standards


Ⅲ  Support Provided


1. Training Expenses
ㅇ Online training: Completely free

2. Awards for Outstanding Participants
ㅇ Up to 20% additional airfare for their participation in 2022
(50% of airfare will be covered by default and further details will be available on the training website)


Ⅳ Application Process and Result Notification


1. Application and Submission


A. Application deadline (Korean Time)
ㅇ Submission Deadline : 
August 20 18:00(KST)
ㅇ Result notification : 
September 7st, through www.korean.net



B. Documents Submissions
ㅇ Required Documents(Write in Korean or English directly on the online application form)
① Application Form, Permission to request personal information and consent of usage
② Self-Introductory Letter (Written in English or Korean)
※ Must write place of Birth and Period of time living abroad
③ Certificate of Enrollment or Admission letter (Upload directly to the online application form)
ㅇ Optional Documents(Upload directly to the online application form)
- Special Skills, Awards (Copy)
※ Participants must visit the Overseas Koreans Foundation website (www.korean.net) to upload and submit all required application forms and documents.
※ Email, phone number, and contact information must be accurate (Notification of selection results, announcements including schedule and program information will be frequently send via email)

C. Application Process (Check appendix for details)    


2. Results and Further Questions  
ㅇ 
To be announced through Overseas Koreans Foundation website www.korean.net, on September 7st(Participants will be notified individually). Results can be checked through the Korean Consulate General or Overseas Koreans Foundation Future Generations Department
① OKFriends HomeComing Teens Camp
- Joo Dong Kim (Manager), Future Generations Department (+82-64-786-0275, joo@okf.or.kr)
② OKFriends HomeComing Youth Camp
- Hyewon Kim (Assistant Manager), Future Generations Department (+82-64-786-0276, hkim@okf.or.kr)
③ Application System
- E-Global Korean Department
(+82-64-786-0292, 0295, pms01@okf.or.kr)

The End.


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