Yale Reach Out Korea 2015
Organized by: ReachOut Korea
Reach Out Korea is an immersive two-week program during which Yale students will visit various non-profit and government organizations dedicated to North Korean issues and will meet with experts on North and South Korean political relations. We are also partnering with schools for North Korean refugees to engage with their students, many of whom have had little to no interaction with Western cultures. Through this trip, we hope to both inform Yalies of the challenges North Korean refugees face and aid in a cultural exchange between South Korea, North Korea, and the United States.
As of now, our only source of financial support comes from the support of generous donors, since students going on the trip will have to pay out of their own pockets. Our current budget estimates that each student (total 10 students) will pay $2,500, including airfare, food, and lodging. We hope that students who are passionate about human rights issues and the plight of North Korean refugees would not be hindered from pursuing this experience due to personal financial constraints.