Immersion program seeks American volunteers
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — U.S. Forces Korea officials are seeking volunteers to host 60 South Korean 10th-graders for a May 15-19 English camp.
The USFK Good Neighbor Program English Camp is an immersion program in which Korean students live with American families and study English on various military installations.
Events include tours of the Yongsan Library, 18th Medical Command, Osan Air Base and American Forces Network-Korea. Students also will attend classes at Seoul American High School and learn about American culture.
“In the spirit of sharing and opening our doors to our Korean neighbors, our volunteers provide knowledge and answer questions about all facets of American culture and USFK-[Republic of Korea] relations, while host families provide a roof and some meals,” USFK commander Gen. B.B. Bell stated in an April 6 “Bell Sends” message.
USFK spokesman David Oten said those wishing to host students for the event should have families in South Korea and live on post. To sponsor a student, fill out an application available online at www.usfk.mil/usfk/events/host_family_signup.pdf and turn it in to the USFK Public Affairs Office prior to April 30. Call 723-6029 for more information.