Seoul will recruit sixty foreign students currently enrolled in universities or graduate schools in Seoul for the 7th “Seoul Foreign Student Volunteers and Global Mentors” program.
The first Seoul Foreign Student Volunteers group was formed in July 2014 with thirty participants from eighteen countries. Over the last six years, a total of 254 participants from sixty-two countries, including the U.S., Germany, Uzbekistan, Israel, and Peru, have played an active role in the program.
The participants took part in online foreign language classes and mentoring activities for children in island areas in order to help reduce educational opportunity gaps. Participants also painted murals in small towns, cleaned wash rooms, offered interpretation services, and performed volunteer work in various regions.
Volunteers who are selected this year will provide children in island areas (Gyodongdo Island, Baengnyeongdo Island, Imjado Island, and Pyeongchang-gun) with six-month video courses on cultural understanding and foreign language studies through the KT online mentoring platform, “Dream School.”
Participants will also take part in various volunteer activities for their marginalized neighbors in Seoul during the activity period to serve as models of collaborative volunteer work by locals and foreigners.
More information on the foreign student volunteer group and rules for application can be found on the Seoul Metropolitan Government website (www.seoul.go.kr) and Seoul Global Center website (http://global.seoul.go.kr).
|Orientation||Global Mentoring Ceremony|
|Global Mentoring Exchange Camp||Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Market event support|
|Dongja-dong mural painting volunteer activity||Completion Ceremony|