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Students Invited to Visit South Korea in 2013


December 3, 2012

Students Invited to Visit South Korea in 2013

The Culver City Sister City Committee is looking for eight to twelve 9th - 11th grade Culver City students and families interested in making a two-year commitment for a 10 day student exchange opportunity.

Participants will go to Iksan City, South Korea this summer between July 25 and August 9 and then host a Korean student in their homes the following summer.

Students will learn about Korean culture and stay with families that have a child of similar age and sex. Most trip expenses are covered, with the exception of the round-trip airfare.

Group fundraising might be a possibility to help defray costs. Anyone who’s interested in receiving more information about this Exchange should contact Iksan City Exchange Chair Sharlene London at (310) 836-3635 or

There will also be an orientation meeting at Sharlene’s house on Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m., where additional details and requirements will be discussed. Sharlene’s address is 10872 Arizona Avenue in Culver City.

Any adults who are interested in being one of two chaperones for the trip should contact Sharlene, who will provide an application for the position.

Following the selection process, the student delegates and chaperones, will spend the months prior to the trip learning about Korean culture and proper deportment as an ambassador representing Culver City, trying out meals they’re likely to encounter and learning some important phrases in Korean. 

Visit a Youth Facebook page: Culver City Sister City Committee - Youth Program, scroll back to July and August 2011 and read some of the notes and see the pictures from the last trip to Iksan. Student applications can be downloaded from the website:


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