Young adults invited to join delegation for China trip
By Oh Ro-sy
The government will invite a total of 218 adolescents and young adults to join a Korean delegation to be dispatched to China from Aug. 8-15, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Wednesday.
This is the second Korean delegation this year to be sent to the neighboring country under a special youth exchange program between the two nations.
Those hoping to participate can file applications via the website of the International Youth Exchange Network (http://iye.youth.go.kr) from May 24-June 14.
Anyone in the age group 16-24 years is eligible for the places, with high school students preferred. Children from the needy and multicultural families will also be given priority, according to the ministry.
Successful applicants will be announced on June 27, in screening applications and interview.
They will visit Beijing and provincial cities where they will meet with their counterparts to exchange opinions about matters of mutual concern. They will have cultural exchange activities, visit industrial plants, private homes and youth and social facilities to have chances to understand about China more deeply, a ministry official said.