Cultural OPPORTUNITIES Availble to Maximize Your Experience in Korea

This information is updated as of May 11, 2022

There are several avenues to experience everything that the Assignment of Choice has to offer.

Immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Korea you’ll be offered several options to get out an enjoy the sights. Whether this is from collegiate level cultural instruction from our partner universities, MWR trips, or outreach activities through your unit’s Good Neighbor Program, you’ll have every opportunity to meet the local communities that make the Alliance strong.

Equal Opportunity Equal Opportunity

This will be provided to every arriving person proceeding through in-processing at 19HRC in order to inform of available resources that improve the quality of life.

Upcoming Events

Korean Headstart Program: Area III

The Korean Head Start program is a cultural immersion course conducted at Anjeong-ri Art Squre. The program is sponsored by Gyeonggi Province and Pyeongtaek City, providing cultural instruction and experiences to Eighth Army Soldiers, Family members, and DA Civilians. The One day course includes cultural instruction, procedures to utilize local transportation, authentic cuisine, cultural demonstrations, and visits to local markets.

To sign up, please click the link and fill up the information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLrd1rCr8O9Oz1WSJQCay2NGwTAuOoA1DVXWFhdPty8PuUcg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Ms. Jo, Anna: anna.jo.ln@army.mil, Ms. Yi, Yu Ri: yuri.yi.ln@army.mil

USFK Cultural Immersion Program

The USFK Korean Cultural Immersion Program is a ROK funded program to enhance the morale of US Service Members, Civilian employees and their families serving in Korea by creating great memories of their time in Korea and further building the ROK/US Alliance; ultimately making Korea an assignment of choice. Further Details Below:

  • Free tour your choice of popular destinations: Gangwon Province, Gyeongsang Province, Jeolla Province, or Jeju island
  • Group tour program with English tour guide
  • Families stay together even if above 4 persons
  • Meet at USFK HQ parking lot
  • Authentic Korean meals provided
  • Room paid for (Families together and shared for single persons - two per room)

Contact your unit Good Neighbor Program coordinator or unit chaplain today to show your interest and get more information!

Army MWR: Camp Humphreys

We have a variety of recreational activities for Soldiers, families, and civilians right here on post. Whether you enjoy golf, bowling, arts & crafts, working on your car or visiting Korea … you can do it with USAG Humphreys Family and MWR. And there is so much more! We offer top quality child care services and youth programs, discount ticket sales for area attractions, rentals of almost anything at Family and MWR Rents, and if you're hungry, try one of our restaurants.

Upcoming Events: https://humphreys.armymwr.com/
Outdoor Adventures: https://humphreys.armymwr.com/programs/outdoor-recreation
Discover Seoul: http://www.discoverseoultours.com/21

19ESC: Community Relations at Daegu

A plethora of cultural immersion opportunities are available in and around Daegu. Below are a few of our upcoming events

Joseon Dynasty Culture Experience: Providing a cultural awareness opportunity for Area IV Soldiers and Family Members to gain a greater understanding of the Korean culture, history and traditions

Daegu City Temple & Market Tour: Providing an opportunity for 19ESC Soldiers and their Family Members to experience and better understand the Korean cultural and traditions while exploring the colorful city of Daegu.

Daegu City Tour: Rendering appreciation to the 19ESC CDR/Spouse teams and supporting key senior leaders for their exemplary leadership and support to advance the US-ROK Alliance.

Korean Tea Ceremony: Experience traditional Korean clothes (Hanbok) and tea brewing while learning etiquette.

Colorful Daegu Festival: Explore the colorful city through various fun-filled events that bring together the whole of the community.

Overnight Stay at Daegok Temple: Experience a different lifestyle in a temple with a rich 1,700-year Buddhist history.

The G9 Cultural Team is also poised to answer any questions.
G9 Cultural Team usarmy.humphreys.8-army.mbx.8a-g9-cultural-team1@army.mil
Lead: MAJ Norman, Chad chad.a.norman.mil@army.mil