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Apply for a Peace Seminar and Mission Opportunity in Korea

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The Scranton Women's Leadership Center (SWLC) will be holding a peace seminar in Seoul on July 27-August 4, 2013. U.S. college women (ages 18-30) will be joining 50 other college students from Korea, Japan, China, and other Asian countries. The purpose of the seminar is to learn about peace issues in Northeast Asia as it relates to the United States and the world, and gain an understanding on the historical context of peace.

Participants will get a chance to enhance their leadership skills on peace, build a global network and become life-time peacemakers.

In conjunction with the Peace Seminar, from August 5 to August 11, 2013, SWLC will also be sponsoring a mission opportunity for the participants to teach at an English Vacation Bible School (VBS) for elementary school kids that come from all over Korea, especially from poor villages. This will be an expression of one’s own leadership through planning, designing, teaching, playing and living with children with diverse cultural backgrounds.

By spending one more week in Korea, participants will get deeper and wider opportunity to explore the culture. Teaching VBS is optional but is highly encouraged.

Participants will:

  • Participate in workshops and lectures relating to peace.
  • Participate in daily devotions.
  • Explore the city of Seoul and immerse in Korean traditional culture in Injae,
  • Develop relationships with peers from other countries.
  • Visit The War Memorial of Korea and get a life-changing opportunity to visit Korea's Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Costs

Registration fee of $700 will help to cover the cost of travel. This money can be raised through each participant’s community of support, including church, friends and relatives, and organizations in which the participant is involved. The Scranton Women's Leadership Center will grant scholarship of $2,500 for each person to cover the rest of airfare, room & board, seminar and ground transportation in Korea.

Housing

Participants will stay in KWSCS Building during the seminar and at the Peace-Life Valley in DMZ, Injae, KangWon Do.

Things to Consider

US participants have to fly out on July 25 to arrive in Korea on July 26. The departure date is August 12, arriving in USA on the same day. 
Space is limited to 7 persons, and application deadline is January 15, 2013.

Not all who apply may be accepted. Acceptance to the program will be notified to the student by January 31, 2013. Submit your applications to scrantoncenter@gmail.com.

Once accepted, participants will have to send in the registration form and fee by Feb. 15 in order to purchase airline tickets by the end of February.

For more information please contact:

Jennifer McCallum at 212-682-3633 ext. 3119
jmccallum@unitedmethodistwomen.org

OR

Irene Kwon at scrantoncenter@gmail.com.

Last Updated: 01/16/2013
 
 

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