by Tony Chai | Chief Editor |



▲ GDKS Board Chairman Ken Kim(left) and GDKS Planning Committee Chairwoman Jiyoon Yoon talked about the details of 2018 GDKS Summer Camp during a press conference held at The Beanyard Coffee shop Monday March 12, 2018.


Greater Dallas Korean School(GDKS) is hosting the 2018 Summer Camp at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea.


GDKS chairman of the board Ken Kim, along with the GDKS Planning Committee Chairwoman Jiyoon Yoon, held a news conference Monday March 12 and talked about the details of the program.


Ewha Woman’s University is a private women’s university in Seoul, South Korea founded in 1886 by the American Methodist Episcopal Church. It is currently the world’s largest female educational institution and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.


While this marks the first time GDKS is hosting a joint summer camp with Ewha Woman’s University, Ken Kim and Jiyoon Yoon have been collaborating with the premier South Korean college in their private practice of international education exchange for over 10 years.


According to Ken Kim, the purpose of this summer camp is to give the second generation of Korean-American youths the opportunity to experience the Korean culture first hand and to increase the level of self-esteem as Korean-American.


The program is also open to anyone who is not enrolled at GDKS. This includes Korean adoptees living with American families and any non-Korean adults who is interested in visiting South Korea to experience the Korean culture and learn the language.


Following is the summary of the Monday’s press release. For further details or clarifications, you can contact Jiyoon Yoon at


GDKS Summer Camp at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea


◎ Who = Anyone who will be 6th grade or higher in 2018 fall semester can join the program, including any non-Korean adults and Korean adoptees.


◎ Group size = Only 30 people will be selected.


◎ Cost = △ $1,600 for current GDKS students △ $2,000 for non-GDKS students △ the amount includes total expenses for summer camp, including the air fare, boarding, etc. △ If non-GDKS student enrolls with GDKS in the fall of 2018, $400 will be refunded. △ All proceeds from the camp will be used for GDKS scholarship.


◎ Final day to apply = April 7, 2018


◎ Selectees will be notified individually by April 17, 2018


◎ Where: △ The program will be held at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul △ Participants will also visit historical and cultural sites in and around Seoul


◎ Duration: July 1, 2018 to July 14, 2018


◎ Two GDKS teachers will be traveling with the group. Once the group arrives in Seoul, students from Ewha Woman’s University will join.


◎ How to Apply

△ Submit essay, grade report, and letter of recommendation to In the essay, applicant should state why he or she wants to join the summer camp and what he or she expects to accomplish.

△ Download the application at

△ Submit partial payment of $200 along with the application. You can either wire transfer it to GDKS’ Shinhan Bank(Account number 8816000569, Routing number 11102603). You can also submit personal check at any of the following GDKS branches
Sook Lee (Dallas Campus Principal) 2111 Camino Lago, Irving, TX 75039
Eunjoo Cho (McKinney Campus Principal) 885 S State Highway 5, Fairview, TX 75069
Lina Kwon (Carrollton 1 campus Principal) 3114 Old Denton Rd.Carrollton, TX 75007
Junghae Yun (Carrollton 2 Cmapus Principal) 4020 Marchant Blvd Carrollton, TX 75010
Eunkyoung Choi (Coppell Campus Principal) 1615 W Belt Line Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Youngjoo Huh (Plano Campus Principal) 3201 W.15th St., Plano, TX 75075


◎ Information Sessions = More detailed information will be provided during the following information sessions.
△ Saturday March 24, 2018 at 10:30AM / GDKS Coppell Campus(1615 Belt Line Rd W, Carrollton, TX 75006)
△ Saturday March 31, 2018 at 10:30AM / GDKS Coppell Campus(1615 Belt Line Rd W, Carrollton, TX 75006)


◎ Contact: Jiyoon Yoon at or 972-730-5198

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