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  • Seoul is Recruiting Sixty Individuals for the 7th Foreign Student Volunteers and Global Mentors Program

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    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.

    • Recruitment period: January, 28th (Monday), 2019 – February, 10th (Sunday), 2019, by 18:00
    • Process: Round one is reviewing applications and round two is applicant interviews.
    • Activity period: March, 1st – December, 31st, 2019

    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).

    Recruitment and Operation Overview of the 7th 『Seoul Foreign Student Volunteers and Global Mentors』

    • Recruitment period: Jan. 28th – Feb. 10th, 2019, via the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s and Seoul Global Center’s websites
    • Participants: 60 individuals (foreign students currently enrolled in a university or graduate school in Seoul)
    • Activity period: Mar. 1st – Dec. 31st, 2019 (ten months)
    • Volunteer activities
      • ○ Online and foreign language instruction for elementary school students on Gyodongdo Island, Baengnyeongdo Island, Imjado Island, and in Pyeongchang-gun
        • – One hour per session, two sessions per week, April – September (six months)
      • ○ More than two volunteer activities, including interpretation at the Gwanghwamun Hope Sharing Market and administrative support
      • ○ A minimum of three special volunteer jobs during the activity period
        • – Details to be determined after deliberation by Seoul Foreign Student Volunteer group
    • Support
      • ○ A maximum of 2 million KRW in scholarships given by 『KT Dream School Global Mentoring』
        • – Payment based on activity evaluation grades with additional incentives for outstanding participants
        • – Must mentor and volunteer for elementary school students on Gyodongdo Island, Baengnyeongdo Island, Imjado Island, and in Pyeongchang-gun
      • ○ One Korean cultural experience

    Activity Photos of the 6th Seoul Foreign Student Volunteers

    Activity Photos of the 6th Seoul Foreign Student Volunteers
    OrientationGlobal Mentoring Ceremony
    OrientationGlobal Mentoring Ceremony
    Global Mentoring Exchange CampGwanghwamun Hope Sharing Market event support
    Global Mentoring Exchange CampGwanghwamun Hope Sharing Market event support
    Dongja-dong mural painting volunteer activityCompletion Ceremony
    Dongja-dong mural painting volunteer activityCompletion Ceremony