Students still being sought for 25-day trip to Korea

Snoqualmie students can learn about a new culture during a 25-day trip this summer to South Korea.

Ten local Youth Ambassadors are being sought for travel with the  Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, July 20 to August 13, staying with Korean families. Cost is $2,450.

Chaperoned by a Snoqualmie Sister Cities Board member, students will need a valid US passport, willingness to adjust to cultural differences, a respectful and polite attitudes, gifts for host family, and trinkets to give out during stay. Speaking Korean is not required.

The deadline for application is June 30.

This will be the fourth year for Snoquamlie Valley High School students to participate in exchange programs with Snoqualmie's Sister City, Gangjin. Through the past four years of exchanges, Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association and Mount Si High School have built personal ties, friendships, and strong relationships with counterparts in Gangjin, South Korea.

Students will attend many Festivals in Gangjin and surrounding area. Students will earn community service hours by teaching English to younger children.

The cost includes air fare, round trip from Seattle to Seoul. All lodging; home stay and hotels, food, inter-Korean transportation and entertainment. Host families are selected by the local Gangjin City organization, and Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association.

To learn more, contact board member Russell Maw at

The Sister Cities Association is also undertaking a trip to Friendship City Chaclacayo, Peru. Member Tina McCollum, a host parent and three high school students depart Saturday, June 23, for Peru.


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