First time in Korea? Don’t worry about the arrangements! HISS is fun-filled with activities to give you a real taste of Korea. Our activities are the best way to enjoy summer in Korea. This year we introduce you diverse activities under 5 “K-” themes,  K-Dynamics, K-Tradition, K-History, K-Modern, and  K-Culture. Each theme includes theme-based activities, Everland, Ganghwa-do Tour, Lotte World&Tower, Nanta Show, and so on!

For your convenience, we have put the five categorized themes below, and you can take a look at intriguing activities under each theme. You can choose up to 3 activities across the five themes(except Jeollabuk-do Overnight Trip. Please see the details below.). All activities are subject to change and details will be published here as soon as more details are known. 

There are three registration periods for the Activities.
1st Period: March 14 ~ March 18
2nd Period: April 18 ~ April 23
3rd Period: May 23 ~ May 27

If you have missed the 1st Period, fret not because there are still two periods available!

K-Dynamics
K-Tradition
K-History
K-Modern
K-Culture

K-Dynamics

Experience an action-packed day out at Everland, Korea’s largest amusement park.

Ranked No.1 for student satisfaction two years in a row (HISS Student Activity Satisfaction 2019 & 2021), Everland has always been one of the must-visit destinations for all HISS participants. From T-express, a thrilling wooden roller coaster to panda world, enjoy over 40 rides and attractions!

Calling all water park lovers!

Are you looking for a gateway to escape from the summer heat? Visit Caribbean Bay and enjoy thrilling water attractions such as an artificial wave pool and diverse water slides. Exploring water rides indoors and outdoors, you will find yourself laughing and refreshed straight away.

Source: Everland Official Naver Blog, https://www.witheverland.com/category/STORY

Make your summer in Korea extra special with these DYNAMIC activites!

This choice is best fit for you if you want to experience thrill and relaxation on the same day! As the main activity for this option, Gangchon Leisure will awake your desire to be tough on a rough road. You will be an ATV rider and a team battler to survive.

After this activity, you will enjoy traveling on the largest rail bike course in Korea and seeing the stunning view of the 24 themed gardens, Jade Garden. Why don’t you ‘waste’ your day at these amazing spots?

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K-Tradition

K-Tradition

Be an eyewitness to Korean traditions!

Exclusively for you, 2022 HISS students! Here we will provide you with an overnight trip schedule full-filled with Korean traditional experiences. You will get to different spots in Wanju, Jeonju, and Muju which are all parts of Jeollabuk-do, Korea.

First off, an exceptional experience of making your own Korean paper, also called Hanji, is included in our schedule. Although Hanji looks easy to be torn, it is actually an extremely durable paper. You can go back home with your masterpiece made with this historical paper.

Surely you will feel real “Korean-spirit” with yourself in Hanbok, the traditional Korean clothes, being surrounded in various folk culture and experiences. Take good pictures of yourself! There is going to be a secrete event you will join!

Finally, we will take you to the dream place of Taekwondo practitioners, ‘Taekwondowon’ in Muju. Enjoy watching a taekwondo performance of trained artists and after all, engage yourself in taekwondo.  At the end of the activity, you will be receiving a certificate and a taekwondo belt.

Please note that ‘Jeollabuk-do Overnight Trip’ is equivalent to three activities. Students who choose this activity cannot join other options.

Source: Hanyang Global Lions

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K-History

K-History

Get a sneak peek of Korean history through one-day trip to Ganghwa Island!

We invite you to Ganghwa Island, the fifth largest island of Korea this summer. With a geographical advantage of being close to Seoul, it features rich heritage of Korea such as Gwangseongbo Fort and Ganghwa peace observatory.

You will be able to enjoy seeing a part of North Korea and get the information about the Korean War.

Lastly, as an adrenaline-rush activity, Ganghwa Luge will offer you a thrilling experience. Time to reboot your minds on this speedy sled!

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K-Modern

K-Modern

Can you already imagine yourself in Korean school uniform, walking through the must-go spots in Korea?

Why do many Koreans wear school uniforms to Lotte World? You will definitely understand it by your hands-on experience! You can rent K-modern style school uniforms in all sizes, all kinds. Also, you will see intriguing entertainment and sightseeing at Lotte World Adventure indoors and outdoors.

To build up your interest in Seoul, we will provide you with a ticket for you to get an access to the world’s fifth tallest building, Lotte Tower. Here is set the breathtaking view of Seoul’s bright night lights. Fingers crossed for you not to miss this chance!

Source: Hanyang Global Lions

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K-Culture

K-Culture

Spice up your visit in Korea with these million-viewed filming locations!

How would you feel if you are where your favorite celebrities have been? Why don’t you make the same posture you have watched on the screen at the very site where the BTS album filmed.

You will also visit some spots where you can find Korea more attractive! There are ‘Gangneung Junang Market’ and ‘ARTE Museum’ in the itinerary.
Explore Korean street food at the market by taste. You will be choosing lunch menu there yourself.

Also, you will feel like you are in the middle of waves or unique patterns in the Korea’s largest digital art museum, ARTE museum. Let’s immerse ourselves into all the real-like art pieces! Each room will make you confused if  you are in there or somewhere else.

K-Culture

Enjoy Korea’s #1 Non-verbal Korean cooking-themed performance!

If you’re hungry for comedic entertainment, feast your eyes on these delightful rhythmic treats! A variety of percussion sights and sounds will have your toes tapping and sides aching with laughter!

Source: http://www.nanta.co.kr

K-Culture

Therapy for dance lovers! Get yourself for amazing K-choreography!

If K-culture has got you hooked on Korea, K-dance must not be exempted from your interest! K-Dance experts will be there for you to understand and follow each move and finally, complete a set of choreography. Want yourself to get into the rhythm?

Source: https://www.getnews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=78457

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