A Cultural & Performing Arts Experience

NYC, NY, January 3, 2017–NYKPAC of New York (The New York Korean Performing Arts Center, Inc. | President Sue Park), is proud to announce registration is now open for its Ninth Annual Summer Trip to Korea: A Cultural and Performing Arts Experience. This trip is designed for second generation Korean Americans, especially Korean adoptees, and their parents. This Korean Cultural Experience Program has been an ongoing part of NYKPAC’s educational program since 2006. On this two-and-a-half-week trip, students from middle school through college age will participate in an intensive performance workshop at the JINDO NATIONAL GUGAK CENTER in Jindo, South Korea. Located at the foot of the Yeongsan Mountain, the center is renowned for its role in preserving and perpetuating the heritage of traditional Korean music and dance in this southern Korean province through music performances, cultural experiences and musical studies. Under the direction of master instructors, students will learn traditional instruments such as janggo, buk, haegeum and gayageum. Your stay in Jindo will culminate with performing on stage at the center. We hope that many more Korean American and any American students will take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience Korea in a way that no other tour can offer. We are now gathering interested members for our trip.

For registration or additional information, please contact us by phone at 212-921-9344 (Grace Eun Choi, Program Manager) or email at koreatrip@kpacnyc.org.

For a photo gallery and detail from previous trips, please visit our Facebook page.

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  1. After completing the Annual Summer program at the Jindo National Gugak Center, all students will be recognized for their accomplishments.  The President of the center will present a Certificate of Achievement to each student.
  1. The New York Korean Performing Arts Center (NYKPAC) will also recognize all students for their participation in the program; each student will receive a Certificate of Achievement from NYKPAC President, Sue Yeon Park.

About This Trip

  • Cost

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        • Trip Fee: $2,500 per person (all travel expenses including airfare, rooms, meals, transportation, sightseeing).
        • A deposit of $500 per person is due no later than March 31, 2017
        • Balance of payment ($2000) is due by April 15, 2017. Make checks payable to: The NY Korean Performing Arts Center, Inc. – memo: Summer Trip)
  • Trip Dates

            • July 23, 2017  (Arrtive at JFK Airport for Check in) –  August 8, 2017 (a two-and-a-half-week trip)
            • Depart:  Sunday, July 23, 2017 from JFK Airport
            • Return:  Tuesday, August 8, departing from Incheon Airport, Korea
            • Minimum Age: 12 years old students (including college students and their parents or grandparents)
  • Enrollment

    Registration Deadline: April 15, 2017

  • Minimum Age

    12 years old (10 and 11 years old students can join this trip when his or her adult family member trips with)

  • Orientation

    We will hold an initial orientation in June.  Date and place to be announced!

    • Address: The New York Korea Performing Arts Center, Inc. (142 W. 49th Street Suite 210, New York, NY 10019)
    • Tel: 212-921-9344
    • Email: koreatrip@kpacnyc.org

*The fee includes the international portion of your flight (from JFK), lodging in Korea, meals, lessons, admission fees to tour sites, local guides, and tour ground transportation fees. Tour members are responsible for transportation to and from JFK, and personal expenses (including, but not exclusive to, shopping, telephone charges, etc.).

For those outside of the New York Tri-State area we can assist with lodging and transportation.

Here are the next steps to making this an experience you will always treasure:

Complete this Google Form below to sign up for the trip.

(must be completed for each family member)

Submit $500 Deposit for each family member participating by March 31, 2017 to: The NY Korean Performing Arts Center: 142 West 49th Street Suite 210, New York, NY  10019
(Make checks payable to: The NY Korean Performing Arts Center – memo: Summer Trip)


To be announced

While in Jindo

To get a true perspective of native Korea, mid-week and weekend expeditions are planned in addition to studies at the Jindo National Gugak Center. Places of interest in Jindo and the Jeolla Namdo Province include: Buddhist temple stay, Jindo Sea Way, Jindo Dog Training Center, Admiral Lee’s battle front, pottery studios, salt mines, mud flats, native villages and green tea farms.

While in Seoul

After two weeks in Jindo, the group will depart for Seoul with several stops along the way to explore other places in Korea Shopping in Insa-dong, Myeong-dong, and Namdaemun markets, visits to the National Assembly, Gyeongbok Palace, trips to a Korean Folk Village, The National Museum of Korea, The Korean Demilitarized Zone, and War Memorial of Korea.

Trip Sponsors

The New York Korean Performing Arts Center, Inc.
Camp Friendship NJ
The Jindo National Gukak Center

About The New York Korean Performing Arts Center

The New York Korean Performing Arts Center (NYKPAC) is an artist group dedicated to preserving, cultivating and disseminating traditional Korean cultural arts in the United States. Located in the heart of the Times Square, its members consist of individuals and professionals of the Korean traditional music and dance from the New York Korean-American community dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and appreciation of Korea artistic heritage and history. The association founded in 1986 as the Korean Traditional Arts Community. Along with growing community support, the association later adopted its official name, Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association in 1990. In 1993, they were formally recognized by the State of New York as a non-profit organization, and since 1998, it has been receiving annual grants from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

About Camp Friendship NJ

Camp Friendship was founded in 1984 by the parents of Korean adopted children in order to provide a cultural experience for their children. They believed that such an experience would enhance their children’s self-esteem while building a sense of national pride in their heritage and its traditions. Camp Friendship operates a one-week day camp during the summer for Korean-born adoptees and their siblings entering grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Camp is held during the third week of each July and takes place at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, NJ. Classes include: traditional drumming and dance, traditional and modern music, art, folk lore, brush painting, language, cooking and tae kwon do. Its instructors include professionals from the Korean American community and exchange students from Hankuk Academy in the Republic of Korea.

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