Prospective Hapa/First Generation Tour
In post-war South Korea, thousands of children were sent from the nation to be raised in other countries by adoptive families. Many of those children were of mixed ethnicity, referred to today as hapas. The prospective Mosaic Hapa/First Generation Tour is a unique opportunity to travel to Korea with others from this era who share a distinct background and similar experiences being raised as adoptees in a foreign land. This tour will gather adoptees for a ten day journey to experience the history, the culture, and the people of Korea. The tour will include a day with a Korean host family, the opportunity to visit a "meaningful place", which could be a birthplace, orphanage, or place where the adoptee was found, and the opportunity to travel to different regions of the country, experiencing the beauty of Korea in autumn.
Who Should Apply?
Hapa adoptees born in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's as well as first generation adoptees born in the 1950's and 1960's should apply. Applicants should be able to speak English. Priority will be given to hapa adoptees that have not traveled to Korea in the past.
2014 Tour Dates
October 30 - November 8, 2014
What Does It Cost?
Scheduled lodging, transportation, and meals in Korea will be covered by the generous sponsors of Me & Korea. Round trip airfare is the responsibility of the participant. Limited airfare assistance will be available. Personal expenses and accommodations outside of the tour itinerary will be the be the responsibility of the participant.
Thank you for your interest in this prospective tour. We hope to begin the application process very soon. In the meantime, please feel free to complete the following form to get updates or visit our Facebook page at Me & Korea.