South Korea 2019

EUROGEO is delighted to announce a visit of European and US Geography teachers and educators to South Korea will take place from 20-24 October 2019 (inclusive).  

A number of expenses-paid places are available for Geography teachers, teacher trainers and educators in Europe to participate in the 2019 study visit.

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 to:
i) present aspects of their teaching (and where relevant research) in a conference, to be held jointly with Korean and US teachers
ii) help in future years to  recruit innovative, engaged and enthusiastic teachers and teacher educators to participate in follow up visits
iii) present the outcomes of their experiences (lesson plans, resources, teaching materials etc.) online via the EUROGEO Web site
iv) present how South Korea is depicted in textbooks or school atlases of their countries in comparison with other Asian countries such as Japan or China, any other topics on “Korea and geographic education” in European countries
v) explore and present issues concerning geographical naming for instance, dealing with geographical names in Geography classes in European countries or case studies on geographical naming issues between European countries
vi) to be a member of the association at the time of the visit and
vii) participate in EUROGEO conferences and meetings to share their experiences with others.


Draft programme (details unconfirmed)

depart 19 October – arrive Seoul 20 October

20 October – local exploration on own – meet for dinner

21 October – joint conference hosted by NAHF

22 October – Dodo Museum and Seoul city cultural tour –  tour of  palaces / markets / temples
Changdeokgung palace, Dokdo museum, Tangent Hyundai, Bukchon Hanok Village, Namdaemum market

23 October – visit to National Geographic Information Institute and the National Map Museum, visit to a Korean High School, farewell dinner

24 October – own exploration and 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 August 23 2019, successful applicants will be notified by September 1st 2019.