Trip to South and North Korea in Reading Week

North Korea, with her military and nuclear programmes featured in international headlines every once in a while, has a history of love-hate relationships with her neighbours China, South Korea, and Japan. Despite the fundamental differences in their economy and political regimes, one should not forget both Koreas share almost the same culture, language and history, and put unification as their national goal.

Chi Sun College and our partner Eastern Vision is planning to organise “Delegation to North-South Korea: The Forever Divided Peninsula?”, an unprecedented tour cum symposium designed for student and alumni participants from Chi Sun College, to compare and contrast the two Koreas via well-designed sightseeing in comparative approach, intensive dialogues with opinion leaders on Koreans issues, experiences that provide deep cultural insights on the divided yet unfolding Korean culture, and volunteering opportunities to have a glimpse of the under-privileged in both Koreas.

On your call!

We are now conducting a survey to explore which of the following tour options is more interesting and popular among our community Please go to link below and indicate your interest on the tours by August 11 (Thursday) Please note that this is NOT an application of the tour.

Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lHUeK7ck74cJdY813

 

Option 1: Delegation to North-South Korea: Unification and National Identity 

Date: 15 to 23 Oct 2016 (within HKU Reading Week)

Tour Cost: HKD 15,600 (Inclusive of three flight tickets, VISA fee, accommodation, and transportation)

Highlights of the tour:

A programme designed to compare and contrast the two Koreas in one trip via seeing the exact reciprocal spots on 2 sides, such as Korean War Museums, 38 Parallel (Demilitarized Zones), traditional Korean villages etc.  Others include dialogues with opinion leaders on Koreans issues, first-hand experiences that provide deep cultural insights on the divided yet unfolding Korean culture, and volunteering opportunities to have a glimpse of the under-privileged in both Koreas. Students will be able to get sufficient insights regarding the possibility of unification for the two Koreas, and how this can be related to Hong Kong-China scenario.

 

Option 2: North Korea Engagement cum Voluntary Service Tour 

Date: 16 to 22 Oct 2016 (within HKU Reading Week)

Tour Cost: HKD 10,800 (Inclusive of two flight ticket, VISA fee, accommodation, and transportation)

Highlights of the tour:

A programme designed to provide in-depth experience in North Korea, the world’s most isolated country, via a range of interactive activities that include dialogue with local Korean students and adults, and rare itinerary that allows you more understanding of North Korean’s daily lives, such as visits to local department stores, amusement parks, streets corners, and chances to ride on Pyongyang tram and metro. The trip will also feature an unprecedented visit to the Deaf Children Kindergarten in Pyongyang, where voluntary services will be conducted there, and will allow an insight of the lives of disabled people in North Korea.

 

Please also fill in the form if you have any enquiries on the tour.