GOP is Accepting Applications for 2015 – 2016

True Mother offers scholarships for selected blessed children

A Letter from the Vice President

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Greetings from the Institute of Korean Studies for Foreign Students! We would like to invite you to apply to our General Orientation Program (GOP), which provides a unique opportunity for blessed children from around the world to study Korean in our True Parents’ homeland. You will have the opportunity to learn the Korean language; experience Korean food, culture and lifestyle; and visit places where True Parents carried out their providential course.

In our World Student Garden, you will live and study with blessed children from different cultures and backgrounds. Together we learn to take ownership over our faith by broadening and deepening our understanding of God’s will and heart. We learn to inherit a culture of heart through caring for one another.

True Mother is offering scholarships to cover the tuition of a limited number of blessed children who meet the qualifications below.

 

Qualifications

  1. You must be a second- or third-generation child, age 12 to 14.
  2. You must have completed primary school (sixth grade) or the first year of middle school.
  3. You must understand the purpose of studying in Korea.
  4. You must maintain effective study habits and good behavior.
  5. You must be spiritually and physically healthy.
  6. You must be able to communicate in English.

Program

  1. The school year is from September 2015 to June 2016.
  2. Classes focus on Korean conversation, grammar and culture. We also have classes in Divine Principle, English, math and social studies.
  3. The program includes class trips once a month, designed to broaden your understanding of Korea and the Unification Church.
  4. You will have the opportunity to participate in Cheongpyeong workshops at least twice during the year.

Further Study

After completing the one-year program you will have the option of remaining in Korea to continue your education at a Korean middle school. Our institute provides an additional half-year program of intensive Korean language study (PREP) if you choose this option. For further information please contact Kristina Valaisaite at +82-10-8696-2134 or valaisaite@gmail.com

GOP Fees for 2015-2016 for recipients of True Mother’s scholarship

All applicants to the GOP program for 2015-16 will automatically be considered to receive True Mother’s scholarship, which will cover the cost of tuition. Up to 15 students are expected to receive the scholarship.

In addition to tuition, the cost of 10 months of study, from September to June, will be 7,000,000 Won (approxi mately US$6,500). Optional extra-curricular activities, such as music classes or sports programs, are not included. Major medical or dental expenses are also not included, and will be charged separately if they arise.

Fees are due in four quarterly payments, on August 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15.

First Quarter (Aug 25th – Oct 31, 2015)

  • Tuition 500.000W/ month x 2: True Mother’s Scholarship
  • Room and Board 380.000W/ month x 2:   ₩760.000
  • Western Office operation 40.000W/ month x 2: ₩80.000
  • Student’s allowance 40.000 won/ month x 2: ₩80.000
  • Subtotal: ₩920.000

One time fees

  • School costs (Korean textbooks and field trips): ₩400.000
  • Western textbooks: ₩60.000
  • Uniforms (school + Taekwondo): ₩240.000
  • Administrative fee: ₩300.000
  • Dorm maintenance: ₩100.000
  • Three visa trips: ₩900.000
  • Cheongpyeong workshops x 2: ₩100.000
  • Parents’ account: ₩300.000
  • Subtotal: ₩2,400.000
  • Total due Aug 15, 2015: ₩3,320.000

Second Quarter (Nov 1 – Jan 31, 2015)

  • Tuition 500.000W/ month x 3: True Mother’s Scholarship
  • Room and Board 380.000W/ month x 3: ₩1,140.000
  • Western Office operation 40.000W/ month x 3: ₩120.000
  • Student’s allowance 40.000 won/ month x 3: ₩120.000
  • Subtotal due Oct 15, 2015: ₩1,380.000

Third Quarter (Feb 1 – April 30, 2015)

  • Tuition 500.000W/ month x 2: True Mother’s Scholarship
  • Room and Board 380.000W/ month x 3: ₩1140.000
  • Western Office operation 40.000W/ month x 3: ₩120.000
  • Student’s allowance 40.000 won/ month x 3: ₩120.000
  • Subtotal due Jan 15, 2015: ₩1,380.000

Fourth Quarter (May 1 – June 30, 2015)

  • Tuition 500.000W/ month x 2: True Mother’s Scholarship
  • Room and Board 380.000W/ month x 2: ₩760.000
  • Western Office operation 40.000W/ month x 2: ₩80.000
  • Student’s allowance 40.000 won/ month x 2: ₩80.000
  • Subtotal due Apr 15, 2015: ₩920.000

Parents’ account: This will be dispersed as needed for such things as haircuts, toiletries, clothing, minor visits to a doctor, etc.

Student’s allowance: 10.000₩ per week will be given to each student for snacks, travel, and other personal expenses.

Visa trips: Students should apply to the Korean Consulate in their home country for a C-3 multiple visa, which allows them to remain in Korea for a period of three months. At the end of each three-month period, we will travel to Japan to renew their visas. Those with passports from the United States, Japan and some European countries are not required to obtain visas to enter Korea and remain up to three months; students from these countries may come without a visa, but will also need to travel out of the country every three months to renew their permission to stay. Please contact our staff with any questions concerning visas.

 

Payment methods

  1. By Paypal to: send it to : wsg.gop2015@gmail.com (For information on setting up a Paypal account, or contact our staff.)
  2. By Bank Transfer to:
  • Korea Exchange Bank
  • Kuuidong Branch
  • Account No: 620-202695-299
  • Beneficiary: Kim, Jung Rock

To contact staff concerning payments: Tel: +82-2-454-9509  Email: gopdorm1@gmail.com

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