Introduction

LOVE Korea is 'Korea UNESCO ESD Official Project'.

In 2002 the United Nations (UN) proclaimed the years 2005 to 2014 the World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in Korea is being implemented under the patronage of the Korea UNESCO. LOVE Korea is leading an innovative practice for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as a program creating opportunities for exchange between international volunteers, local communities and people in Korea.

The main purpose of LOVE Korea program is to exchange cultural diversity and to positively influence the host organization and local community by actively fulfilling the missions of each project position for the Education for Sustainable Development

Through the project we hope

• For local people
- Take an opportunity to meet and experience multi-cultures with international volunteers
- Obtain help and solidarity on their social issues from volunteers
- Gain new idea & energy from young international volunteers to develop local community

• For volunteers
- Understand and experience real "Korean culture & life"
- Learn to respect the different cultures among volunteers and locals
- Become responsible for the environment, youth and society

There have been about 473 international volunteers who have participated in LOVE Korea program from 43 countries all over the world since 2003. This LOVE Korea program is getting popular as years go by due to highly evaluated by the previous volunteers and increased attention to Korea itself.

LOVE Korea is a program to generate great synergy between volunteer and local community in Korea by doing various activities related social development that improve life in and around of each projects and education that improve English skills and intercultural understanding of local children and local people.

They are distinguished from three different types of project sites which are community, alternative school and local children center. Each project has its own theme, purpose and characteristics. Volunteers can experience and learn its own value and local Korean cultures. Volunteers will contribute in many different facts such as social, environmental, agricultural and kid & youth educational development projects in and around the project site.

Through LOVE Korea program volunteers will make a difference by taking part in our program for 3 months. Volunteers can make a valuable contribution for youth and local communities that local children improved their English skills and promoted global mind through inter-cultural learning from and various experiences with foreign volunteers. In the meantime, LOVE Korea program is a great opportunity for volunteers to understand Korea and Korean culture and immerse themselves in the local culture.

We are looking forward to meeting motivated and active volunteers from all over the world for this year.

 

Host Organization

• Organization for voluntary actions

International Workcamp Organization is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established in 1999 to promote Peace and Development, Citizenship and Youth Empowerment through inter-cultural exchange and international volunteering. We are an executive community member of CCIVS (Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service) at UNESCO, Paris and a member of NVDA (Network for Voluntary Development in Asia). We are also a member of Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations.

Hereby we would like to introduce our mother organization called Better World. Better World contributes to the sustainable global society through international development and cooperation while also educating youth as global citizens and developing their competence through global action.

• Our visions

Envisioning Peaceful
And Sustainable World
Driven by Engaged Global Citizens

• Our activities

Our International Volunteer Projects offer young people the opportunity to join international voluntary service on community-based projects in over 70 countries worldwide. The projects differ enormously ranging from nature conservation, restoration, education and construction to projects that are more socially based including work with adults and children with special needs, teaching or organizing youth/children's holiday schemes.

  • Exchange international young volunteers for local projects
  • Organizing international volunteer projects in Korea
  • Volunteer training seminars
  • Project leader training seminars
  • Evaluation meetings with volunteers and project leaders
  • Evaluation meetings with the local project partners
  • Development of intercultural programs
  • Co-ordinating international conferences and seminars
  • Educating young leaders in Korea

 

Basic Information

The volunteer can chose the project he/she would like to be in and those who are accepted for the project work with other multicultural volunteers as partners who are interested in the project as like you from all over the world. 2 or 3 volunteers become a team to work in the project for 3 months. International volunteers will mainly work with the host of the project for assisting them and teach the youth and children of local community. Volunteers should be prepared to be flexible with regard to their project placement. We hope that volunteers contribute their passion and efforts to each project all across the country in Korea.

• Eligibility

  • Volunteers must be between 19 to 35 years old.
  • All volunteers are required to speak English well enough to communicate and carry out the project activities.
  • Volunteers are also encouraged to learn Korean. It will help you to communicate with local people and
    children in the project.
  • Every volunteer should be motivated to complete their assigned projects successfully and are willing to
    learn about Korea and local cultures.
  • Be open minded and enthusiastic

• Training: Orientation, Mid-term and Final Evaluation

  • Upon arrival in Korea, there is a mandatory orientation for 2 nights and 3 days before moving to the project
    site. On-arrival training contains LOVE Korea program introduction, conflict management case study, team building, experience Korean culture, regulation and etc. Through this on-arrival training, we will have the chance to become as long-term volunteers and encourage to remain active during whole period of project and will gain the confidence to explore the local area by themselves.
  • During the project, there will be a mid-term evaluation for 2 days in order to share their own experience, episodes, and skills with the volunteers and recharge.
  • After the project, there will be a final evaluation aiming at final reflection of the program and getting some feedback for the next volunteers.

• Accommodation & Food

  • Meals and accommodation are provided during the project period by host organization. However, depending on the project, volunteers may be also required to cook for themselves.

• Work & Free Time

  • Work hours and schedules vary from project to project, but in general working hour is around 5 to 7 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Additionally, you may be asked to join certain activities on weekend if necessary.
  • Volunteers are responsible for organizing their own free time after their daily work and for the weekend. If needed, host organizations will help volunteers to find necessary information on travel.

• Insurance :

  • We provides insurance for accidents only during the project. It covers only 40% of the actual cost according to the insurance regulations for foreigners in KOREA. Therefore, volunteers MUST bring their own health and travel insurance and aware of way of compensation, if applicable.

• Duration & Number of Volunteers

  • About 3 months
  • 2 or 3 international & national volunteers in each project

• Participation Fee:

  • 200 Euro for a project (Pay upon arrival)

1) What's included

[Before & After application approval]
- Application processing & interview
- Placement in project
- Pre-departure information (Info-sheet)
- Visa document

[Upon & After arrival]
- On- arrival training for 3 days:
* Dormitory style accommodation & meals during the training
* Training program including inter-cultural learning, project site information, learning Korean and cultures and planning for activities

[During project]
(1) Mid-term evaluation
- Dormitory style accommodation & meal during the evaluation,
- Transportation for from and to project site
(2) On-going support by program coordinator
(3) 24 hours emergency support
(4) Full support by the host organization during project
- All Meals and accommodation
- Travel advice and information for volunteers who would like to travel on the weekend
- Access to email, internet and mail-holding facility at the project site
(5) Final evaluation
- Certification and meals

2) What's excluded

- Cost of international flights
- Airport pick up on arrival
- Transportation to the training site
- Transportation to the airport at the end of project
- Passport and visa issue
- Visa extension fee, when applicable
- Health, accident and travel insurance (mandatory)
- Personal expenses including international phone calls and travel
- Additional cost due to special dietary requirements

• Visa

  • Once the applicant is accepted, we will provide a Visa Invitation Letter on request; however, any further paperwork and/or documentation should be prepared and obtained by the participant themselves.
  • It is NO VISA for those who are staying less than 90 days in Korea except China, Russia and Indonesia. Please check with the Korean Embassy in your country concerning proper visa requirements.
  • Notice : Participants from the following countries do not require a special visa in order to travel to Korea, if leaving within a 90 day period:
  • : European Union (Exceptions: Portugal - 60 days; Cyprus - 30 days)
    : Some Asian countries (Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia)
    : U.S.A (Exception: Canada-6 months)

If you like to stay longer before/after the project up to 1 year in Korea, you may check the WORKING HOLIDAY VISA programs in your country (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, Hongkong, Taiwan). It's easy to get and convenient to use.

• Others

1) Arrival
-There is no airport pick up service by host organization or hosting organizations on arrival, so volunteers need to travel to the orientation site according to the info-sheet presented to them. Public transportation in Korea is very easy and convenient to navigate, so do NOT worry.

2) Transportation
-Volunteers will move to the project site with 1 or 2 fellow volunteers after arrival orientation.
-Volunteers are responsible for all personal travel costs from/to orientation and project site.

3) CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT (CGC)
-All volunteers are required to submit CGC.
*All international partner organization should check and inform immediately send to us once they found criminal records.

 

Project List

LOVE : LOng term Volunteer Experience
CODE TITLE LOCATION DATES TYPE Number of Volunteers
Inter-
national
Korean
IWO/LOVE-A1 SANAN HWASEONG 21 Mar - 8 Jun AGRI
SOCI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-A2 GREEN DREAM MUJU EDU 2 0
IWO/LOVE-A3 BIG TREE YEONGWOL EDU
AGRI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-A4 SEODONG BUSAN EDU
SOCI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-A5 SHUNSHINE UIRYEONG EDU 2 1
IWO/LOVE-A7 DONGGANG SEOCHEON EDU 2 1
IWO/LOVE-B1 SANAN HWASEONG 12 Sep - 7 Dec AGRI
SOCI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-B2 GREEN DREAM MUJU EDU 2 0
IWO/LOVE-B3 BIG TREE YEONGWOL EDU
AGRI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-B4 SEODONG BUSAN EDU
SOCI
2 1
IWO/LOVE-B5 SUNSHINE UIRYEONG EDU 2 1
IWO/LOVE-B6 NAMUWA YOUNGCHEON EDU 2 1
IWO/LOVE-B7 DONGGANG SEOCHEON EDU 2 1
 

MTV Project Site Map

MTV Project Description

  • IWO/LOVE-A1 SANAN PROJECT HWASEONG 21/03 – 08/06 AGRI 3VOL
  • IWO/LOVE-B1 SANAN PROJECT HWASEONG 12/09 - 07/12 AGRI 3VOL
  • Project: Historically, and even now, human beings have been searching for the true definition of a peaceful, harmonious, and “happy life”. In pursuit of the answer to this question, a group of people gathered in 1984 in what is now Sanan Village, an idealistic community which follows the philosophy of an environment-friendly, non-possessive society. As of today, around 20 people reside within this communal village, and the residents are encouraged to pay more attention to the preservation and conservation of the environment while also freely sharing public resources. People in the village live together, work together and share together. The volunteer also need to follow their life style. Main income of the village is chicken farming. Those who are interested in a new and alternative way of living which is very different from a "normal and capitalized” life in Korea, may obtain some fresh ideas about their life through this program.

    Work:
    - Poultry farming for example, feeding chickens, collecting eggs every morning, working in the egg-selection-facility.
    - Sometimes required to help farming and housework

    Extra activities: You may take some chances to participate in weekend workcamp

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    1) Essential qualification - No allergy to chicken and nuts
    2) Preferred qualification - Open mind to learn from villagers and work

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location:Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi-do Province, Taking 1.5 hour from Seoul by bus.
    Historical site around Hwaseong city and close to Seoul
    Terminal: Hyangnam Bus Terminal
    Accommodation: A private room in the village dormitory
    Food : Provided meal twice a day (Basically villagers don’t eat the breakfast, in case of volunteers, available for self-catering)
    Working Hours : Monday to Sunday (One day off during the weekday)
    Free time : One day during the weekdays, one week off in the middle of the project
    Participation fee: €200 for a project


  • IWO- A2 GREEN DREAM MUJU 21/03 - 08/06 EDU 2VOL
  • IWO- B2 GREEN DREAM MUJU 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 2VOL
  • Project: Alternative school is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. These schools have a special curriculum offering a more flexible program of study than a formal school. A wide range of philosophies and teaching methods are offered by alternative schools; some have strong political, scholarly, or philosophical orientations, and dissatisfied with some aspects of mainstream or formal education.
    Green Dream is especially focusing on eco-farming education, independency, peace and community- based education. Therefore, school expects international volunteers who can bring creative teaching method not formal, deliver the information of various countries, cultures and languages and build a friendship with students. It will be very unique experiences to volunteers who are interested in sharing with your personal background/knowledge and learning unique education system. 

    Work:
    - Teaching English to students
    - Participating classes with students: Pottery class, arts etc.
    - Joining outdoor activities with students: hiking and field trip
    - Teaching English in local children center near the school once a week

    Teaching Information:
    - Age & Number of students: 16 to 18 years old & 10 to 20 students at a school
    - Number of teachers: 1 English teacher (A main communicator with foreign volunteers)

    Extra activities: The school may invite you to join them on field trips, such as hiking, cycling

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    1) Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching. (Especially with non-formal methods)
    - Those who can communicate in English
    - Those who are interested in teenagers and socialized with them. 
    2) Preferred qualification
    - Apart from school schedule, you need to be independent to manage your own free time.

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Muju, Jeollabuk-do province. Taking 3.5 hours from Seoul by express bus. Muju area is surrounded by mountain and easily access to tourism cities and large major cities including Seoul.

    Terminal : Muju Anseong Bus Terminal

    Accommodation : A Shared room with other volunteers in school dormitory
    Food : Provided meal in school cafeteria
    Working Hours: : Monday to Friday (5-7 hours)
    Free time : Weekends and national holidays
    (All people including volunteers have to leave the school on weekend per every two weeks)
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project



  • IWO/LOVE-A3 BIG TREE YEONGWOL 21/03 - 08/06 EDU 3VOL
  • IWO/LOVE-B3 BIG TREE YEONGWOL 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 3VOL
  • Project: Local Children Center in Korea is the facility for the children welfare services. The center provides children a shelter after the regular school and educational/cultural opportunities as well. Most of children in rural area have fewer opportunities to meet foreigners and get a high quality English education compared to the urban area. Also although international marriage is quite common phenomenon in rural area, local residents are lack of understanding of multi-culture. So the children are facing discrimination in the school, cultural and linguistic difficulties. International volunteers can give them chances to interact with foreigners and to understand multi-culture. And English can be a tool to understand Korean local children and interact with them. Big Tree Local Children Center welcomes you to check your own class with your talents and ideas.

    Work:
    - Teaching English to primary school students and middle school students
    - Helping farming
    - Taking care of children while they are in the center

    Teaching Information:
    - Age & Number of students: 7 to 15 years old & 10 to30 children at an LCC
    - Number of Teachers: 1 to 3 teachers

    Extra activities: The center may invite you to join with them on field trips on Saturday

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    1) Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching.(Especially with non-formal methods)
    - Those who are interested in kids and socialized with them. 
    2) Preferred qualification
    - Interest in outdoor activities and farming

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Yeongwol, Gangwon-do province. Taking 3 hours from Seoul by bus. The center is quite distance from the downtown however, volunteers can use the shuttle bus from center to downtown or bicycle.  
    Many tourists visit Yeongwol to enjoy the nature and activities in there.

    Terminal : Jecheon Bus Terminal

    Accommodation : A shared room with other volunteers in Local Children Center
    Food : Provided ingredient for breakfast and lunch, and meal for dinner
    Free time : Weekends and national holidays
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project


  • IWO/LOVE-A4 SEODONG BUSAN 21/03 - 08/06 EDU 3VOL
  • IWO/LOVE-B4 SEODONG BUSAN 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 3VOL
  • Project: Busan is second biggest city in Korea and this city has been developed in such a short period. It causes unbalanced development. Seodong is one of less-developed towns than other towns in Busan. Therefore, people who live in Seodong can’t get a chance easily to meet foreigners and exchange their own culture with people from abroad. Seodong Artistic Creation Space wanted to make Seodong into a vibrant town. Accordingly, Seodong Artistic Creation Space had a plan to stimulate this town with various activities such as global citizenship education, cultural exchange program and events. Through these programs volunteers are going to teach English to children and do creative activities with local people. Sometimes, volunteers will take part in events as supporter when the it holds. Seodong Artistic Creation Space welcomes motivated and active volunteers.

    Work:
    - Operating global citizenship education to local children and resident
    - Proceeding cultural exchange program with local people
    - Supporting events such as International Day of Peace, Earth hour and UNICEF Village
    - Participating creative activities with local people

    Extra activities: The center may ask you to participate in extra activities in addition to above work

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching.(Especially with non-formal methods)
    - Those who can communicate in English
    - Those who are interested in local community and socialized with local people. 

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Busan, Gyeongsangnam-do province. Taking 3 hours from Seoul by KTX(Express train).
    Busan is the second biggest city in Korea and it has a beautiful beach and sightseeing spots.
    Terminal : Busan Central Bus Terminal
    Accommodation : A shared room with other volunteers in the Center
    Food : Provided budget for meals by the host
    Working Hours: : Tuesday to Saturday. (5-7 hours)
    Free time : Sunday, Monday and National Holidays
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project


  • IWO/LOVE-A5 SUNSHINE UIRYEONG 21/03 - 08/06 EDU 3VOL
  • IWO/LOVE-B5 SUNSHINE UIRYEONG 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 3VOL
  • Project: Local Children Center in Korea is the facility for the children welfare services. The center provides children a shelter after the regular school and educational/cultural opportunities as well. Most of children in rural area have fewer opportunities to meet foreigners and get a high quality English education compared to the urban area. Also although international marriage is quite common phenomenon in rural area, local residents are lack of understanding of multi-culture. So the children are facing discrimination in the school, cultural and linguistic difficulties. International volunteers can give them chances to interact with foreigners and to understand multi-culture. And English can be a tool to understand Korean local children and interact with them. Especially in Sunshine Local Children center, there are many children who need affection caused by the absence of parent and family matters.

    Work:
    - Teaching English to primary and middle school students
    - Cultural experience class

    Teaching Information:
    - Age & Number of students: 7 to 15 years old & 10 to 30 children at an LCC
    - Number of Teachers: 2 to 3 teachers

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching.
    - Those who can communicate in English
    - Those who are interested in kids and socialized with them. 

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Uiryeong, Gyeongsangnam-do province. Taking 5 hours from Seoul by bus.
    Close to Busan, the second biggest city in Korea
    Terminal :
    Uiryeong Bus Terminal

    Accommodation : A separate house from the Local Children center
    Food : Provided meal by the host
    Working Hours: : Monday to Friday (5-7 hours) 
    Free time : Weekends and national holidays
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project


  • IWO/LOVE-B6 NAMUWA YEONGCHEON 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 3VOL
  • Project: Alternative school is an educational establishment with a curriculum and methods that are nontraditional. These schools are more flexible in their administration, which allows for a more variety in educational programs. They often have curriculum elements that focus on improving students’ self-esteem, fostering growth of individuality, and enhancing social skills.
    NAMUWA School has three philosophies and they mainly focus on, uniqueness, relationship and creativity. Uniqueness to find out oneself, relationship to acknowledge differences and creativity to be able to change oneself. From this, the school strongly believes that education is not just knowledge but helping students live happily with each other. In addition, since the school prioritizes voluntary and practical experience, there are diverse classes which can’t be found in other typical school such as gardening, doing some exercises and ecology games. Therefore, the school expects international volunteers who can deeply interact with students, encourage students act spontaneously, bring creative teaching method and deliver the information of various countries, cultures and languages. It will be a very unique experience to volunteers who are interested in sharing your personal background/knowledge and learning the unique education system.

    Work:
    - Teaching some subject to students in English
    - Participating classes with students: Gardening, arts etc.
    - Joining outdoor activities with students: hiking or cycling

    Teaching Information:
    - Age & Number of students: 7 to 15 years old & 20 to 30 students at a school

    Extra activities : The school may invite you to join them on field trips, such as hiking, cycling

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    1) Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching. (Especially with non-formal methods)
    - Those who are interested in teenagers and socialized with them. 
    2) Preferred qualification
    - Apart from school schedule, you need to be independent to manage your own free time.

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Yeongcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do province. Taking 3 hours from Seoul by express bus
    Terminal :
    Yeongcheon Bus Terminal
    Accommodation : A Shared room with other volunteers
    Food :Provided meal by the host
    Working Hours:
    : Monday to Friday (5-7 hours) 
    Free time : Weekends and national holidays
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project



  • IWO/LOVE-A7 DONGGANG SEOCHEON 21/03 - 08/06 EDU 3VOL
  • IWO/LOVE-A8 DONGGANG SEOCHEON 12/09 - 07/12 EDU 3VOL
  • Project: Donggang middle school was established by Lee, Ha-bok who was based on the philosophy “Reward to my country Korea”; giving opportunity to and education especially to the poor people. This school has 3 principles: Live Independently, Know Correctly and Do Diligently. The school was opened in 1950 and in 2012 with the initiative of former Principal the dormitory was built wherein the students can stay for free. Now Donggang middle school has 3 grades with one section each. The total number of students is 61 consisting of boys and girls. The school is interested in foreign languages especially English. All of the students study English from Monday to Thursday every morning. They are getting interest in English and meeting foreigners. Therefore, the school expects volunteers who can teach English from abroad.

    Work:
    - Teaching English to students
    - Participating classes with students
    - Having your own class about languages or cultures (if volunteers want)
    - Joining outdoor activities with students

    Teaching Information:
    - Age & Number of students: 13 to 15 years old & 61 students in the school

    Extra activities : The school may invite you to join them on field trips, such as hiking, cycling

    Qualifications of Volunteers:
    1) Essential qualification
    - Those who have teaching experience or are interested in teaching.
    - Those who can communicate in English
    - Those who are interested in teenagers and socialized with them. 
    2) Preferred qualification
    - Apart from school schedule, you need to be independent to manage your own free time.

    Documents to be submitted: VEF

    Location : Seocheon, Chungcheongnam-do province. Taking 3 hours from Seoul by express bus
    Terminal :
    Seocheon Bus Terminal
    Accommodation : A private room in the school dormitory
    Food : Provided meal in school cafeteria
    Working Hours:
    : Monday to Friday (5-7 hours) 
    Free time : Weekends and national holidays
    Participation fee: Άζ200 for a project



     

    How to Apply

    If you would like to participate in IWO MTV project, please contact your workcamp or volunteer organization based in your country. IWO only accepts volunteers through their sending organizations. If you are not sure whether there is a Workcamp or volunteer organization in your country, please contact us (koreamtv@workcamp.org) for further information. We will try to help you to get the right contact and finally apply to our project.

    After the acceptance, volunteers will receive information regarding the project and Korea. The information will let you know some useful and important information which volunteers should know before arriving to a project site.

     

    Useful Websites about Korea

    http://www.airport.kr/pa/en/a/index.jsp
    http://www.korea.net/
    http://english.tour2korea.com/

     

     

    Feedbacks from IWO MTV Volunteers

    Below are some of the comments extracted from the final reports of the volunteers who had participated in IWO MTV projects in 2007. They will give you some ideas about what will IWO MTV projects be like this year.

    Mark Kolesik from Austria
    (2011, Sanan MTV Volunteer)

    "It was nice to learn a different way of life on a chicken farm. And as a team, we also learned a lot about Korean culture. Work here was hard sometimes, but also really rewarding. We learn a lot for our life, such as teamwork, intercultural understanding and about environment. Feelings and thoughts are always shared between the residents of Sanan Village. "

    Claire DUBOUIL from France
    (2011, Jangheung MTV Volunteer)

    "We could find the project really impact on the confidence of the children in the center! And also, they feel even more at ease with foreign people after having spent 3 months with us. We are happy of what we did with them, and we hope to have brought them some curiosity about the world... "


     

    Laetitia Godenir from Belgium
    (2010 Busan MTV Volunteer)

    "I really like being in Korea. People are really nice, food is great. I enjoyed this culture and the mix between tradition and modernity. And sometimes it was hard to confront my European point of view and the traditional Korean point of view. But I think it's also why cultural differences are interesting. Sometimes I would have like to speak more Korean . "

     

    Elle McCALL from England
    (2010 Horseman MTV Volunteer)

    I have learnt SO much about Korean culture, attitudes and way of life. I really feel like I experienced a lot of things in these 3 months. I think this school is a very unique and interesting place, while seeing other areas of Korea was also great! I've learnt that I can't always rely on students to be inspired (as I have found possible before). I have been able to compare the equestrian world here with what I know back home. "

    Makan DIEBATE from France
    (2009 Memispace MTV Volunteer)

    "I've became more confident about working with people and performing in front of bigger audiences. I think through being here I have become a more responsible person, more open and surely more createive. I was able to meet so many kind and interesting people, getting a chance to learn Korean language (and many more things) and having really good time through all three months ! "

    Anna Kopecka from the Czech Republic
    (2008 Horseman MTV Volunteer)

    "This project is really a good choice! I have enjoyed it so much and I am amazed by the Korean people. You do not have to worry because if the things here do not go as planned it will still turn out well and the people around you will always help you. I will keep these people in my mind, they are really worth knowing! "

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    Eko Wahyudi from INDONESIA
    (2007 Sandol School MTV Volunteer)

    "Thanks to IWO that gave this chance to me. It was good experience living in Korea. I learnt many things from this project such as culture, social life and language. I have better understanding about diverse culture. This project opened my eyes and broadened my knowledge about global understanding. "

     

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    Susanne Mondry from GERMANY
    ( 2006 Silsang-sa Little School MTV Volunteer)

    "I am sure that this project has a big influence on my life. Being together with teachers and students who are not content with the general Korean educative system, who are willing to change it and working very hard to achieve their goal was wonderful. Also the beauty of countryside lifestyle and of course the beauty of Jirisan and the temple will always remain to me. A big hug to all the students who were so warm and friendly with us and thanks to the teachers and especially to Hansaem who took care of us so well."

     

     

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