Service Learning and Leading (SLL)
“Some said, ‘It’s too expensive. It's too harsh and uncomfortable.’ It’s true, the work at the Mai Chou kindergarten was hard. However, whenever I see pictures from Service Learning, I feel true pride because we put forth our best efforts. Through service, you find out how to be positive and what a strong and precious person you are!”
– April, Class of 2016
All students at Korea International School, Jeju Campus are expected to participate fully in project-based, experiential service learning trips both on the island and abroad. We believe these service opportunities help students to understand the forces impacting people across regions, develop empathic intelligence, and foster a more global perspective.
Elementary School students are introduced to service learning with field trips around the island and complete a service project that critically evaluates different aspects of our community, for example the impact of tourism on Jeju.
Middle and High School students can participate in local service projects or travel overseas on trips organized in collaboration with World Youth Adventures, a specialist in school service travel with over 25 years of experience. Overseas trip destinations include Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, and Guam.
Additional Special Programs
Students have the opportunity to travel on a range of school-sponsored trips, including international Model United Nations conferences, American college visits, theatre and film festivals around Korea, and an annual exchange to the prestigious St. Mark’s School in Massachusetts, where students can experience life at a traditional New England boarding school.
As a means of building connections within advisory groups at the beginning of the year, Middle and High School students also participate in annual adventure trips designed in collaboration with Adventure Korea.