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Brief Overview of the Trip 2008. Objectives of the Trip To offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity To discover the two countries through your own eyes.

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1 Brief Overview of the Trip 2008

2 Objectives of the Trip To offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity To discover the two countries through your own eyes To think regionally and globally through this local experience

3 Tentative Schedule 3/21(Fri)3/22(Sat)3/23(Sun)3/24(Mon)3/25(Tue) Depart Boston for Osaka Arrive in Osaka Kyoto or Hiroshima Kyoto, Tokyo, Toyota Tokyo, Farewell Party 3/26(Wed)3/27(Thu)3/28(Fri)3/29(Sat)3/30(Sun) Depart Japan for Pusan/Uls an/Pohang Seoul (Govt, museum, bar) Suwon (Samsung ),Osan(Air force) DMZ, Farewell Party, Shopping Return to Boston

4 Organized Events Korea (tentative schedule) ___________________________ JSA/De-Militarized Zone Former President Kim Dae-Jung (Nobel Peace Prize) Samsung, Posco Steel Mills, Hyundai Shipbuilding Yard (Korean Shipbuilding is No.1 in the world) Military Installations (United Nations Command) Royal Palace & Secret Garden Kim Ku Museum Mayors of Seoul & Pusan Take KTX!!!

5 Organized Events Japan (tentative schedule) ___________________________ Former Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihisa Shiozaki Diet Building Toyota Factory A-bomb Survivor and Peach Memorial Museum in Hiroshima Cultural Experiences and Old Temples in Kyoto Miyajima-Island in Hiroshima Onsen and Japanese traditional style hotel

6 Costs Trans-Pacific Airfare: $ Costs in Korea and Japan: $1500 ___________________________________ Total: $ Includes: transportation (Korea-Japan airfare), hotel, translators fees, other administrative costs Excludes: meals, souvenirs, recreation (drinks, etc) Subject to itinerary & sponsorship! Trans-pacific flights: participants responsibility

7 Registration Procedure You are required to submit both and deposit to be considered a candidate for the trip. Step 1: from Today to 12/21 st (Fri) Step 2: Deposit(300$) from 12/10(Mon) to 12/21 st (Fri) Step 3: Pay the Full Amount – February (TBD) Step 4: 2nd Information Session – February (The detailed schedule will be informed) Step 5: 3rd Information Session – March (Information Packet will be delivered)

8 Deadline for Registration By December 21st(Fri), send an to Please attach the following information: You name, class, year, citizenship, address, cell-phone number, address, mailbox #. Whether or not you require a VISA for Korea and Japan

9 Deadline for Registration Submit a $300 deposit by Dec. 21st (Fri) Personal checks only payable toKSG Korea-Japan Trip December 10(Mon) – 14(Fri) AM12:00-PM1:00 : Submit the check at the Forum. December 15(Sat) – 23(Sun): Submit the check to your contact person. Contact Person - Tomotaka Inoue(MPA1): - Ryutaro Murotani (MPP1): - Yuko Watanabe (MPA/ID2): The deposit is non-refundable. However, if we get more applicants than the maximum capacity, we will run a selection process and refund those who did not get in.

10 VISA - Korea Countries with VISA exemption Asia & Oceania: Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia Americans: Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Panama, Brazil, El Salvador, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, Canada, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Honduras, Uruguay, Paraguay Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Turkey, Lithuania, Monaco, Vatican City, Slovania, Serbia and Montenegro, Croatia, Albania, Cyprus, San Marino, Andorra Africa: Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Swaziland, Egypt

11 VISA - Japan Countries with VISA exemption Asia: Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, South Korea Americans: Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Suriname, Uruguay, Barbados Europe: Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia Spain, Sweden, Andorra, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Poland, Slovakia Africa: Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritius, Tunisia Middle East: Israel, Turkey Oceania: Australia, New Zealand

12 Korea Japan Friendship Fund Korea Caucus and Japan Caucus would like to jointly sponsor a KSG student who is - really interested in learning more about Korea and Japan - but not able to join the trip due to financial reason Time lines : - Due date for the essay submission : December 10th (Monday) - Notification from the KSSG: December 23 rd (Sunday) The hard copy of all above documents shall be submitted to the designated box in front of the KSSG office by the due date. Dual application is not allowed. The hard copy of all above documents shall be submitted to the designated box in front of the KSSG office by the due date. Dual application is not allowed. Documents needed with application : - Cover letter - Two page (double spaced 12 font) essay showing interest in Korea & Japan - Financial need statement, showing the debt burden of the student

13 Information Sources Japan Caucus Web Site - Presentation Slide - The date of the 2nd and 3rd information session - Organizers face etc Face Book (Group: Korea-Japan Trip 2008) - Pictures, Videos - The date of the reunion party etc

14 FAQ

15 Q. Number of Participants? A. We are Targeting about 50 students. About 15 organizers will join the trip. Q. Bringing partners? A. Spouse and partners are basically welcome, but KSG students are prioritized. They might not be able to join some official events due to capacity and procedural reasons.

16 Q. When do we need to make a rest of the payment? A. February. Q. Is it possible to visit only Korea or Japan? A. No. Whole schedule is a packaged

17 Q. Do I need to book air tickets by myself? A. Yes, once you confirm your application is accepted, sooner is better. As time goes on, the price will go up. The organizers will only take care of the air tickets between Japan and Korea. Note that you need to depart Boston in Friday (March 21 st ) morning to arrive at Kansai International Airport by March 22nd (Sat) night.

18 Q. MPP1s have a mid-term exam on Friday morning (March21st). What should we do? A. There are some airplanes which depart Boston on Friday Afternoon, and arrive at Kansai international airport by Sunday early morning. Then you can make it from the beginning. We will inform MPP1s of such tickets. If you cant get such a ticket, MPP1 organizers will pick you up in the airport and let you join the rest of the group from Sunday afternoon.

19 Q. Who are the organizers in my program? A. Korean organizers Japanese organizers MPP1: Tetsuya, Ryutaro MPP2: Taka, Yoichiro MPA1: Tomo, Nobu, Yuta MPA2: Shige MPA/ID1: Naoko MPA/ID2: Yuko MAP/MC: Sad, Kumi MPP1: Moon Hwang, Seoha Kim MPP2: Sang Ho Lee, DW Lee MPA2: Eun Young Jang MPA/ID1: Jieun Choi MPA/ID2: Hyoungmi Kim MPA/MC: Daeyoung Park


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