International Cultural Development Exchange Program  is an educational program by Gotravindo that will be held on July 19th  – July 24th, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korea is one of the most advanced country in this era. The technology is extremely progressive and sophisticated. However, South Korean never forget their culture and tradition, instead of making their culture and tradition as priority. They never stop to explore and improve the quality of their lives by preserving their traditional way of lives. Learning to balance between preserving culture and advancing technology is what Indonesian youth should learn from South Korean. The example of the balance between advancing technology and preserving culture is when South Korean people still wear their traditional attire proudly on special occasions.

BENEFIT

INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED LANGUAGE LECTURE

The participants will be given courses about Japanese language and its history also art to achieve the international certificate as a form of appreciation for completing the language lecture and cultural workshop in Intercultural Institute of Japan.

HISTORICAL ATMOSPHERE AND WORLD HERITAGE EXCURSION

The participants will learn about the history of South Korea, meet the people, explore the history, grasp all of the new information and discuss them with the locals.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNEY OF NATURE EXPLORATION

Learning culture is not always about artificial aesthetic matter such as dance, ceremonies, folksongs or legends and myths, it can also be about nature and all of its parts. South Korea combines art, culture and nature.

TRADITIONAL LIFESTYLE PRACTICES AND PUBLIC MARKET OBSERVATION

Completing learning experience by doing the traditional lifestyle practices including making the iconic traditional food of Korea, and wearing the Korean traditional attire, the participants will learn about the history and background stories behind the tradition.

PREPARATION PROGRAM

The journey begins right when the participants hop up to their planes and fly their way to South Korea. The day will be spent on the sky.

KINGDOM OF HISTORY AND HARMONY OF CULTURE

Arriving in the airport, the participants will be welcomed by the different atmosphere full of the fragrant culture and hospitality of South Korean. In the airport, the participants will have a meet and greet with the committees and get airport assistance before going off to the first destination. Afterwards, the participants will be lead to Gyeongbukgung Palace. Gyeongbukgung Palace was the royal palace of Joseon dynasty. Not only can the participants learn about the history of Joseon dynasty, but they can also witness the exciting changing of guards in Gyeongbokgung Palace. After that, participants will be taken to study Korean folklores in National Folklore Museum. The participants will be learning about legends, myths, even traditional bed time stories full of moral values. Harmony of culture session will be continued to Namsan Tower for exploring typical romantic view of Seoul. The first day in Seoul will be closed by discovering Cheongyecheon Stream.

CAMPUS LIFE AND WAY OF LIFE SOUTH KOREA

The second day, the participants will learn about campus life in Korea University, by having campus tour, visit university museum, and participate in cultural exchange between Korea and Indonesia. Also, the participants will visit Ewha Womans University, having campus tour and visit university museum. Ewha Womans University is Korea’s first educational institute for women. After that, the participants will be invited to learn about Korean culture and language in Green Korean Language School. The participants will be taught the variety of active or dynamic situations and get international certificate. One-day visits will be closed in Dongdaemun Market, where the participants can feel evening busiest Seoul street.

HARMONY OF CULTURE AND HUMANITY

The journey continues in Nami Island. Nami Island is the place full of harmony of culture and humanity. In Nami Island there are many artists from all over the world showing off their creativity and present their art to the nature. Not only is Nami Island full of artsy people, but it also holds cultural events every weekend including Nami International Children Book Festival. the participants will be brought to study another trademark of Korea in Korea Ginseng Center. In Korea Ginseng Center the participants will be learning about traditional remedies made from ginseng and the use of ginseng itself. The next place that will be visited is Myeongdong Market. Myeongdong Market is constructed on the concept of combining traditional market and shopping center. In Myeongdong Market the participants can witness the trading activities of South Korean people and interact with them.

CLOSING CEREMONY

On the last day in Korea, the participants may witness the trading activities and also get in touch directly with people there. The day will be wrapped up by going to the airport to fly back to Indonesia. The participants will arrive in Indonesia with new knowledge about South Korean culture in their hearts and minds that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA

The participants will arrive in Indonesia with new knowledge about Korean culture in their hearts and minds that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

+ DAY 1

PREPARATION PROGRAM

The journey begins right when the participants hop up to their planes and fly their way to South Korea. The day will be spent on the sky.

+ DAY 2

KINGDOM OF HISTORY AND HARMONY OF CULTURE

Arriving in the airport, the participants will be welcomed by the different atmosphere full of the fragrant culture and hospitality of South Korean. In the airport, the participants will have a meet and greet with the committees and get airport assistance before going off to the first destination. Afterwards, the participants will be lead to Gyeongbukgung Palace. Gyeongbukgung Palace was the royal palace of Joseon dynasty. Not only can the participants learn about the history of Joseon dynasty, but they can also witness the exciting changing of guards in Gyeongbokgung Palace. After that, participants will be taken to study Korean folklores in National Folklore Museum. The participants will be learning about legends, myths, even traditional bed time stories full of moral values. Harmony of culture session will be continued to Namsan Tower for exploring typical romantic view of Seoul. The first day in Seoul will be closed by discovering Cheongyecheon Stream.

+ DAY 3

CAMPUS LIFE AND WAY OF LIFE SOUTH KOREA

The second day, the participants will learn about campus life in Korea University, by having campus tour, visit university museum, and participate in cultural exchange between Korea and Indonesia. Also, the participants will visit Ewha Womans University, having campus tour and visit university museum. Ewha Womans University is Korea’s first educational institute for women. After that, the participants will be invited to learn about Korean culture and language in Green Korean Language School. The participants will be taught the variety of active or dynamic situations and get international certificate. One-day visits will be closed in Dongdaemun Market, where the participants can feel evening busiest Seoul street.

+ DAY 4

HARMONY OF CULTURE AND HUMANITY

The journey continues in Nami Island. Nami Island is the place full of harmony of culture and humanity. In Nami Island there are many artists from all over the world showing off their creativity and present their art to the nature. Not only is Nami Island full of artsy people, but it also holds cultural events every weekend including Nami International Children Book Festival. the participants will be brought to study another trademark of Korea in Korea Ginseng Center. In Korea Ginseng Center the participants will be learning about traditional remedies made from ginseng and the use of ginseng itself. The next place that will be visited is Myeongdong Market. Myeongdong Market is constructed on the concept of combining traditional market and shopping center. In Myeongdong Market the participants can witness the trading activities of South Korean people and interact with them.

+ DAY 5

CLOSING CEREMONY

On the last day in Korea, the participants may witness the trading activities and also get in touch directly with people there. The day will be wrapped up by going to the airport to fly back to Indonesia. The participants will arrive in Indonesia with new knowledge about South Korean culture in their hearts and minds that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

+ DAY 6

ARRIVAL IN INDONESIA

The participants will arrive in Indonesia with new knowledge about Korean culture in their hearts and minds that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.

The academic content of the program is formulated by Gotravindo in collaboration with the Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University, Ewha Women University, and Green Korean Language School.

Every participant will receive double an International Certification issued by Green Korean Language School Korean and Gotravindo.

Every participant will receive double an International Certification issued by Green Korean Language School Korean and Gotravindo.

All selected delegates will be active in social project as a voluntary program of Gotravindo to support the Indonesian future development. Please be informed the social project name is SEMANGAT MEMBANGUN NEGERI.

Requirements for University Student Exchange Program :
– University Student or Graduated Student, age between 18-25 years old
– Physically and Mentally Healthy
– Good communication skill and knowledge
– Having good personality and attitude
– Deal to real contribution in World Education
– Able to pay program FEE

The participation fee for the ICDP Seoul Program is $850 and includes :

  • Double International Certification
  • Accomodation (Hotel)
  • Transportation during program
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Leader Program
  • ID Card
  • T-Shirt
  • Merchandise
  • Workshop
  • Visa
  • Choose program : You can select the appropriate program interests and abilities
  • Registration : Make sure the data you enter is correct and in accordance with current conditions
  • Verification : We’ll do a verify and selection to ensure any prospective delegates
  • Admission Letter : We will send the LoA, as official documents You received Prospective Delegates
  • Payment Stage 1 : You are required to make a payment program according the information on the annex to a letter of acceptance
  • Admission Document : You will be guided to complete the immigration documents of State programs
  • On-line Class Mentoring : Intensive information and preparation program will be delivered through interactive learning classes On-line
  • Techincal Meeting : Ensure all information program has been conceived, in order to optimize the quality of the programmes for delegates
  • Prepare Departure : Assist you with the process of departure in Indonesia toward the program, until the service information about programs for parents
  • On Program : At this time You will be undergoing Exchange programs, and study together with students around the world
  • Documentation : We will make your exchange program has a history of taking the best of each moment
  • Alumni Program : The completion of the program is not the end of the friendship, the GAES (Gotravindo Alumni Empowerment Summit) is a routine agenda of the entire exchange program alumni

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