2018 OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp

-Announcement for Participants Application 2018 OKFriends Homecoming Teens, Youth Camp

(www.korean.net, http://okfh.korean.net)

1. Overview

2. Application

A. Application period (Korea Standard Time)

ㅇ Individual application : Mar. 28(Wed)~Apr. 11(Wed), 2018

ㅇ Diplomatic office review : Apr. 12(Thu)~Apr. 20(Fri), 2018

ㅇ Arrival of documents after Diplomatic office review : Only applications arrived before April 23, 2018 (Mon) will be counted

B. Documents for submission

ㅇ Required documents (Write in Korean or English directly on the online application screen)

① Application form (including photo), Permission to request personal information and consent to use

② Self-introduction Letter (written either in Korean or English)

※ Clearly state the place of birth and period of time living in the current country

③ A copy of the Certificate of enrollment or Admission letter (Upload directly to the online application screen)

ㅇ Optional Documents (Direct upload to the online form)

① Special skills. Award document (copy of certificate etc.)

② Recommendation letter (from the principal or counselor)

※ Email, phone number, and contact information must be accurate (Notification of selection results, announcements including schedule and program information will be frequently send via email)

C. Application procedure and method

ㅇ Application site : www.korean.net, http://okfh.korean.net

ㅇ Guide for online application

① When connecting via the Overseas Korean Foundation website (www.korean.net)

- Individual applicant : ID/PW Login (Apply with the ID with the name of the applicant) → 재단사업 → 초청사업 → Choose the Teens/Youth Camp willing to apply (click the “사업신청(apply)” button) → Fill the forms and upload the different documents → Save(applicants are able to correct/change the form until the date for submission) or Submit(after submission you will not be able to correct/change information)

② When connecting via the official OKFriends Camp website (http://okfh.korean.net)

- Individual applicant : ID/PW Login (Apply with the ID with the name of the applicant) → 캠프소식 → 캠프알리미 → Choose the Teens/Youth Camp willing to apply (click the “사업신청(apply)” button) → Fill the forms and upload the different documents → Save(applicants are able to correct/change the form until the date for submission) or Submit(after submission you will not be able to correct/change information)

3. Selection and support

A. Selection target

ㅇ Middle and High School student (currently enrolled) : between ages 14 to 18 (by July 24, 2018)

ㅇ University student (currently enrolled, and pre-university students) : between ages 18 to 23 (by July 24, 2018)

※ Considering the different academic calendar in each country, 18-year-old pre-university students are allowed to choose the program to apply

※ The number of participants by region may vary depending on the number of applicants

※ If the recommended number of participants is less than the assigned number, number of participants by region may change

B. Selection process

ㅇ Mar. 28(Wed)~Apr. 11(Wed), 2018 : Individual application completed

ㅇ Apr. 12(Thu)~Apr. 23(Mon), 2018 : Participant Recommendation by Diplomatic office

ㅇ Apr. 24(Tue)~May. 6(Fri), 2018 : Final participant selection (participant selection deliberation), notification completed

※ The above schedule may change due to the circumstances of the OKF.

C. Notice of Result

ㅇ Notification to the local government (diplomatic) office of the applicant, online homepage of Overseas Koreans Foundation (www.korean.net), and personal e-mail

D. Criteria for Selection

ㅇ Students who have faithfully write motivation for application, and self-introduction letter

ㅇ Students who perform well in Korean society, residence area, school, etc.

ㅇ Students who are actively and willing to participate in this program and who are expected to grow as talented individuals in the future

ㅇ Students who will contributed to national development as descent of national merit Korean people (first review)

ㅇ Students who have excellent recommendations from the head of the local government (Diplomatic office), community leaders, and principals

ㅇ Comprehensive review of submitted documents

E. Support Contents

ㅇ Airfare

- 50% airfare to all participants (Round trip, Economy basis)

- Mexican, Cuban - Korean descendants: 100% support (Roundtrip, Economy basis)

- Principles of support

· Airfare is only applicable if purchased for the purpose of attending this program.

· In the case of a parent/family visit, the flying trip must not exceed 14 days in total (before and after the event).

· The airfare is supported when the participant departs from the residence area. However, if traveling through another area for personal travel, the additional fee will not be provided.

· If departing from other areas outside of your residence due to your personal circumstances, support airfare will apply based on your local residence airfare (if departing from other area is more expensive than the local area airfare).

· Residence : Japan, Departing area : United States (Airfare support will be based on airfare from Japan)

· Residence : United States, Departing area : Japan (Airfare support will be based on airfare from Japan)

- In cases other than the above, the Overseas Korean Foundation and the partner organizations decide in accordance with the matter whether or not to enforce it

- How to receive airfare support : To be announced to each participant

ㅇ Expenses and Travel Insurance

- Accommodation, meals, vehicle and traveler's insurance for the duration of the program

4. Check results and other inquires

ㅇ (Expected) In early May, to be announced through Overseas Koreans Foundation website www.korean.net, and Participants will be notified by Diplomatic office.

ㅇ Detailed inquires contact:

① 2018 OKFriends Teens Camp Office

- Kim, Jeong Hea (Dept. Manager) Future Generations Department

(+82-2-3415-0176, jheakim@okf.or.kr)

② 2018 OKFriends Youth Camp Office

- Na, Jung Eun (Asst. Manager) Future Generations Department

(+82-2-3415-0178, jung@okf.or.kr)

③ Application System contact person

- Lee, Ji Eun (Asst. Manager) e-Global Korean Department

(+82-2-3415-0197, pms01@okf.or.kr).

ㅇ Related Websites

- OKFriends Teen/Youth Camp official website : http://okfh.korean.net/

- OKFriends Teen/Youth Camp official email : gkyn@okf.or.kr. End

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