|Workshops / Seminars
|Project Purpose & Description
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea is pleased to propose the "FEALAC Youth Language & Culture Exchange Program (LCEP)" as a FEALAC regional cooperative project for the year 2023. This initiative, in collaboration with the FEALAC Cyber Secretariat, aims to foster stronger links and solidarity between all member countries by promoting public and cultural diplomacy, as well as people-to-people exchanges. The primary objective of this program is to enhance cultural understanding among the youth of FEALAC member countries in East Asia and Latin America.
To ensure the success of this endeavor, FEALAC Regional Projects require the involvement of at least one country from each region. Therefore, we kindly request each FEALAC member country to recommend one to two university students who can participate in the program.
The youth participants will have the opportunity to engage in immersive cultural experiences, interact with their counterparts from different countries, and develop a broader perspective of the FEALAC community. Through activities such as language learning, and cultural workshops, the project aims to facilitate meaningful connections and lasting friendships among the youth of East Asia and Latin America.
|Activity Description & Outcome
The 'FEALAC Youth Language & Culture Exchange Program' will be implemented online in conjunction with the FEALAC Supporters Program, which is being carried out as a national project in Korea. The ‘2023 FEALAC Supporters’ was launched on May 3rd in Seoul, and it comprises 24 graduate and undergraduate students.
* For more information on the 2023 FEALAC Supporters, please visit: https://www.fealac.org/new/document/board_view.do?idx=1832&sboard_id=national_project&sboard_category=&page=1&onepage=10&orderby=A&sort=desc&sboard_01=&sboard_02=&sboard_19=NP&sboard_20=Y&stext=&startdatelike=
The registration deadline to join the 'FEALAC Youth Language & Culture Exchange Program' is Friday, August 11th. The youth participants will be assigned to teams based on their preferred language(ex. Korean, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Vietnamese, etc.) to learn from their counterparts from the other region. It is expected that the youth participants dedicate at least two hours per week (six hours in total over three weeks) to the program, utilizing online platform such as Zoom. Upon completion of the program, participants will be required to submit a final report detailing their activities.
It is recommended to include a variety of activities related to culture and language in the activity plan for the youth participants. The FEALAC Supporters can offer classes such as 'Basic Korean', 'How to greet in Korea', 'Exploring Korean Culture', and 'Korean Heritage in Seoul', among others. Similarly, the youth counterparts can provide classes on topics like 'What we eat in Brazil', 'Intermediate Spanish', 'Advanced Indonesian', 'Mexican Greetings', and 'Exploring Thailand', etc.
By exchanging lectures and conducting interactive sessions, the participants will have the opportunity to accumulate cultural knowledge and develop mutual understanding. These activities can include presentations, discussions, virtual tours, and interactive workshops. The focus should be on creating a platform where participants can engage with each other, ask questions, share personal experiences, and learn from one another's cultures and languages. This approach will facilitate the building of meaningful connections and foster a deeper appreciation of the diverse cultures within the FEALAC.
|Brunei Darussalam, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Argentina, Suriname
|in collaboration with FEALAC Cyber Secretariat
|Project Contact Point
|FEALAC Cyber Secretariat