Korea-Arab Youth Exchange Program
Overview

The Korean-Arab Youth Exchange Program aims to allow student, who will be leaders in the future, to gain a better understanding of the other side and explore opportunities to study and work in korea or the Arab region. They are meant to grow into figures with favorable dispositions toward Korea and the Arab world. The program started in 2009 when the Korea-Arab Society and the World Trade Academy of the Korea international Trade Association invited 23 Arab students living in the Arab region or studying in korea for lectures about korean history, culture, and economy and tours of industrial sites. it has been developed into a joint program between korea and the Arab region in 2011 and is expected to expand on the number of participating students and become a long-term program.

Time

all year around

Venue

Korea and Arab countries

Participants

- to invite: Arab university students
- to dispatch: Korean university students

Past program
  • 2009: invitation of Arab university students living in Arab region and those studying in korea
  • 2011: dispatch of Korean university students to Oman / invitation of Omani university and high school students to korea
  • 2012: dispatch of Korean university students to Saudi Arabia / invitation of Saudi and Sudan university students to korea / invitation of Omani high school students to korea
  • 2013: invitation of Egyptian, Jordanian, Libyan and Tunisian university students to korea
  • 2014: dispatch of Korean university students to Oman / invitation of Moroccan university and Omani high school students to korea
  • 2015: dispatch of Korean university students to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE / invitation of Egyptian university students to korea
  • 2016: invitation of Saudi Arabian university students to korea
Special Lecture on
the Arab World
Overview

This is a series of lectures by notable figures from the Arab cultural and other areas for the Korean public or Korean university students. The program is expected to further develop Korean-Arab relations in specific areas by allowing those members of the general public or students interested in the Arab region to gain a better understanding of Arab culture and other aspects of the Arab World and to share knowledges and exchange opinions with the invited lectures and panelists.

Time

all year round

Invitee

prominent figures from Arab cultural sector

Past lectures

- 2012: Lecture with an invited / Moroccan literary expert
- 2014: Special lecture by H.E. Dr.Salam Fayyad, Former Prime Minister of Palestine
- 2016: Special lecture by the President of the Emirati-Korean Friendship Society and the Professor Mohamed Rabie from Palestine.

Lectures by Arab Ambassadors to Korea
Overview

Special lectures are arranged with Aran Ambassadors to Korea. They talk about Korean-Arab relations, Asian-Arab relations, Arab history and culture, and the development vision of the Arab countries among other things. Through the lectures, the Korea-Arab Society provides opportunities to the public audience or university students interested in the Arab world to learn more about it and directly hear the opinions of the Ambassadors on diverse issues.

Time

all year round

Venue

local universities in korea

Invitee

Arab Ambassadors to korea

Past lectures

- 2011: Lectures by Ambassadors of Egypt and Iraq
- 2012: Lectures by Ambassadors of Egypt and Morocco
- 2013: Lectures by Ambassadors of Egypt
- 2014: Lectures by Ambassadors of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Oman and Deputy Head of Mission of Morocco
- 2015: Lectures by Ambassadors of Iraq, Kuwait and Oman
- 2016: Lectures by Ambassadors of Algeria, Oman, Tunisia, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of Lebanon and Deputy Head of Embassy of Morocco