The South Korea service tour is a 7-day educational program that combines real-world CAS and service experience with cultural insight. On this dual-destination trip, students will take part in community-led volunteer projects to assist locals with their ongoing work. In addition, they’ll also get the chance to explore Korea in all its glory, from the bustle of Seoul to the splendour of Nami Island’s natural beauty.
Read on below to find out all about our amazing Korea service tour. But remember – all our trips are fully customisable! Simply enquire with us to learn more, or browse the rest of our South Korea school trips here.
*Prices based on 20 paying students and 2 free teachers.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Welcome to Seoul
Touch down at Seoul’s Incheon Airport, ready to begin your Korea service tour! You’ll be greeted by your Adventure Leader, who’ll help you get transferred and settled at your accommodation. After a breather while you unpack, you’ll rejoin them for a trip briefing. Here, they’ll tell you all about the amazing itinerary that awaits you over the next week!
They’ll then take you on a walking tour of the local area, to help you all get orientated. On the way, your guide will point out local landmarks, give you safety tips, and advise you on Korean cultural differences.
Day 2: Seoul
- Today, you’ll take a fascinating half-day city tour of Seoul. On the way, you’ll stop off at landmarks like N Seoul Tower, the Gangnam District, and Lotte Tower. You’ll also get local spots from the guide, on board your own private bus.
- Explore Gyeongbokgung Palace, the main Royal residence of the Joseon Dynasty. Spend some time here before heading uphill to the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village, where you can wander down winding alleys.
- Take in the spectacular views of Seoul’s skyline from the second highest city point. Head to the top of N Seoul Tower for an experience on the observation deck.
Day 3: Seoul
- Spend the majority of your day taking part in an enriching volunteering experience in the local Seoul community. Activities range from assisting in providing food and resources to those in need, or helping to raise awareness of environmental issues. [Note: these activities can be tailored to your own requirements. Email us email@example.com to learn more.]
- Embark on a scenic cruise of the Han River, which runs through the centre of the city. You’ll take in the views all the way up to the Banpo Bridge, which turns into a colourful spectacle in the evening.
Day 4: Nami Island
- Today, you’ll leave Seoul for Gapyeong, ready to spend a day on the beautiful Nami Island. Located in the Han River, the island is known as one of the most scenic parts of the country, and is now home to a number of enriching recreational activities. Spend some time exploring the riverside paths and stunning gardens, and a grab a bit of local food from one of the many cafés and restaurants.
- After this, you’ll move to your second base on the Korea service tour, Hongcheon. Once settled, you’ll be introduced to your remaining activities and projects.
Day 5: Hongcheon
- Learn more about Korean culture with a sustainable food and nutrition class. Here, you’ll try a selection of Korea’s most famous cuisines, made mostly from seasonal and local produce. Throughout, the expert leader will teach students about reducing food waste, and the environmental impacts of food processing.
- Head on an adventure with your group as you enjoy a rip-roaring inflatable tubing experience on the Hongcheon River.
- Take part in the TLA quiz! Test your students’ learning with our fun interactive quiz, giving you a chance to get some feedback on the trip so far and work on team-building skills.
Day 6: Hongcheon & Hanam
- Though many people come to Hongcheon to enjoy the the warm waters of the river, not everyone is as considerate about leaving the area the way they found it. Today, spend some time volunteering in the local community, helping to clean the river banks and raise awareness of the need to conserve the area.
- On the way back to Seoul, you’ll stop via Hanam. In this city, you’ll visit Hanam Union Park – a unique solution to a normally visually undesirable facility. This is a park with a twist – it sits on top of a huge waste management site! Learn all about the area, and pay a visit to the Union Tower for some great views.
- On your last night in Korea, you’ll have a chance to reflect on your experiences. In this session, students can discuss their highlights, digest new ideas, and consider how they have developed themselves.
Day 7: Farewell
Sadly, today marks the end of your Korea service tour. You’ll transfer back to Incheon, ready to depart home.
Gain an appreciation of South Korea’s rich culture, both traditional and modern.
Develop personal skills through taking part in CAS/service projects.
Learn more about how environmental and social projects are being implemented within local communities.
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