A Spence-Chapin adoptive family shares their experiences of their homeland roots tour to Korea.
There are still open spots for this year’s Root Tour to Korea! We have extended the registration deadline to Monday, March 18th. The Roots Tour is a twelve-day guided tour through some of Korea’s most important cultural and historical destinations. It is a chance for Korean adoptees and their families to reconnect with Korea, broaden their understanding of Korean society, and observe its dynamic culture firsthand. An important part of the Tour is the opportunity for adoptive families to visit the SWS office and tour their facilities. Your family may have the opportunity to make arrangements to meet foster family and visit birthplaces. If your child was not adopted through the SWS, we will help you in making contact with the appropriate agency during your visit in Seoul.
This year’s Tour will take place from July 3rd to July 15th. Major destinations include Seoul, Busan, Seoraksan mountain, and Gyeongju, the historical capital city of Korea.
Prior to departure, there will be a full orientation for Tour participants. Homeland preparation sessions are also available to traveling families through the Adoption Resource Center here at Spence-Chapin.
If you are interested in participating in this year’s Tour, please visit the Summer Programs page and fill out the registration form. You can also contact Ben Sommers, the Korea Program Coordinator, at BSommers@spence-chapin.org