South Korea 2017

EUROGEO is delighted to announce a visit of European Geography teachers and educators to South Korea will take place from 16-22 July 2017.  

A number of expenses-paid places are available for Geography teachers, teacher trainers and educators in Europe to participate.

Innovative and enthusiastic Geography teachers and teacher educators based in Europe are invited to apply to participate in the first European exchange visit to South Korea. The visit is being organised in conjunction with the Northeast Asian History Foundation.

All participants will be expected:
i) to present aspects of their teaching in an all-day conference, to be held jointly with Korean teachers
ii) help in future years to  recruit innovative, engaged and enthusiastic teachers and teacher educators to participate in follow up visits and
iii) to present the outcomes of their experiences (lesson plans, resources, teaching materials etc.) online via the EUROGEO Web site.
iv) to be a member of the association at the time of the visit.


Draft programme (details unconfirmed)

depart 16 July – arrive Seoul 17 July

17 July – settle in – local exploration on own – meet for dinner

18 July – Seoul city –  tour of  palaces / markets / temples
Changdeokgung palace, Dokdo museum, Tangent Hyundai, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namdaemum market – also exploration on own

19 July – all day – conference with Korean teachers

20 July – am DMZ / Panmunjeom
pm Hangang river boat trip or exploration on own

21 July
Either – one day visit outside Seoul – possible options – Guinsa temple stay? Andong Folk Museum? Jeonju Hanok Maeul
Or – am Minsok village Korean folk village Yongin city            pm  either: Seoul Skypark / Olympic legacy or else challenges of transport in Seoul

22 July – departure

The costs of economy flights, accommodation and subsistence will be covered for participants by the Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Applications are competitive and are based on the completion of the application form – deadline for form completion is March 31 2017, successful applicants will be notified by April 6th 2017.