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Sign-up deadline for Korea exchange trip is June 10
The Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association is embarking on a journey to Gangjin, South Korea this summer, and invites high school students from Snoqualmie to sign up soon to join the cultural exchange -- the deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 10.
Gangjin is Snoqualmie's Sister City; the upcoming trip, July 20 to Aug. 10, will be the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association's sixth visit.
Participating students can earn community service hours and enhance their resumes with their experiences on the trip. They will be introduced to Korean culture, language, music, and food, while they teach Korean students English and western etiquette. They will also experience several festivals, and be especially involved in the city's famous Celadon Festival, where they can, if they choose, share musical performances from their own culture.
Other destinations of the trip include a two-day stay in a traditional Korean temple, a two-day tour of Seoul, a Hajeo fishing village and traditional tea ceremony. While in Gangjin, each student will stay in a home with a host Korean family.
Cost for the trip is $2,250, which includes airfare, a one-night hotel stay in Seoul, all tours and entrance fees, and all transportation within the country. Additional costs not covered include travelers' insurance, gifts for the student's host family, souvenir money and a recommended Hepatitis-A vaccination.