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Helpful Links

Organizations

Holt International
http://www.holtinternational.org/

InKAS (International Korean Adoptee Service)
http://www.inkas.org/

Iowa Asian Alliance
http://www.iowaasianalliance.com/

KASIA (Korean American Society of Iowa)
http://www.iowakorean.com/

KCC (Korean Cultural Center)
http://www.koreanculturalcenter.org/

KAAN (Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network)
http://www.kaanet.com/

National Association of Korean Americans
http://www.naka.org/

Korean Heritage House – Clubs, Classes, Korean Dance/Drum, located in St. Paul, MN

http://hstrial-koreanheritageho.intuitwebsites.com/

Korean Adoptees (In Australia, but great links and articles)

http://www.koreanadoptees.org/

Korean Cooking

Aeris Kitchen
http://aeriskitchen.com/

Maangchi
http://www.maangchi.com/

Grandma’s Kitchen -Korean Homestyle Cooking

http://www.jadedragon.com/archives/cooking/koreanck.html

H-Mart (online grocery for Asian food lovers)

http://www.hmart.com/

 

Heritage/Birth Country Tours

CHSFS (Children’s Home Society & Family Services)
http://www.chsfs.org/

Holt Motherland Tours
http://www.holtinternational.org/tours/

THE TIES PROGRAM – Adoptive Family Homeland Journeys
www.AdoptiveFamilyTravel.com

The Ties Program is a travel program for adoptive families who would like to visit their child’s birth country to see the sights, experience the culture, and reconnect with people and places significant to their child’s adoption. A social worker/adoption professional travels with each group to offer optional “Talk Times” to help families process this identity building experience.  Charitable aid opportunities are done in-country via WORLD TIES LTD, our 501(C)(3) non profit organization.  Active heritage journeys:  Korea, Peru, Paraguay, Chile, China, Guatemala, Russia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, the Philippines, Colombia, Kazakhstan, and Bulgaria,
also opening programs in Ethiopia & Ukraine soon.

Festivals and Celebrations

CelebrAsian  – Asian Heritage Festival (may be under construction)
www.celebrasian.org

Ideas to celebrate Chuseok

http://www.theholidayzone.com/chuseok/art.html

Kids Crafts Family- Lots of Korean craft ideas for every season of the year.

http://4crazykings.blogspot.com/

 

Periodicals/TV/Radio

Korea Herald

http://www.koreaherald.com/

Korean Quarterly
http://www.koreanquarterly.org/Home.html

Korea Radio Stations – Lists the top Internet stations

http://www.shoutcast.com/radio/Korean

Arirang – Asia’s Heartbeat (TV, Radio, News)

http://www.arirang.co.kr/index.asp

Korean Dramas – Catch the “wave” and get hooked on these  made for television dramas- (english subtitles)

http://www.hulu.com/genres/Drama/Korean-Drama?fromsearch=google&gclid=CNqGjsKOmLACFSMDQAod_hjj4w

KoreAm – Monthly Magazine (sports, politics, culture, and news impacting Korea America)

http://iamkoream.com/about/koream/

Before You Travel…

U.S. Passport

http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

Transportation Security Administration- how to pack

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/customer/claims/pack.shtm

United States Department of State- Consular Affairs

http://travel.state.gov/

Embassy of The United States of America in Seoul, South Korea

http://seoul.usembassy.gov/

Dynamic Korea-Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA 

http://www.dynamic-korea.com/

HOLT Korea- Birth family search, guest house information, support and services for Korean Adoptees and their Adoptive Families.

http://www.holt.or.kr/holten/main/main.jsp

Global Adoption Information and Post Center- Offers assistance and support for birth family searches. Located in Seoul, South Korea.

https://www.kcare.or.kr/en/

Life In Korea – “Everything you need for your life in Korea.”

http://www.lifeinkorea.com/

Visit Korea – Official Korea Tourism Organization

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto

 

Korean Language Lessons

Be Awesome at Korean”

http://www.zkorean.com/

Learn Korean vocabulary and pronunciation with real native-Korean pronunciations, flashcards (text and audio), one-click word lookup for quick translation, and Romanization to help you learn how to read Korean.

Learn Korean – Free online tutorial

http://www.learnkorean.com/home/index.asp

Learn Korean Now- “Offers in-depth grammar, affordable solution, and taught from the learners perspective.”

http://www.learn-korean-now.com/index.php

Learn Korean with Rosetta Stone

http://www.rosettastone.com/learn-korean

 

Research and Academia

The Academy of Korean Studies

http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/portal.php

Encyclopedia of Korean Culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Korea

National Museum of Korea (english)

http://www.museum.go.kr/main/index/index002.jsp

Culture of Korea- New World Encyclopedia

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Culture_of_Korea

The Association of Asian Studies – Asian studies programs and centers

http://www.asian-studies.org/programs/bystate.htm

 

 

Studying Abroad

National Institute for International Education- (run by the Republic of Korea)

http://studyinkorea.go.kr/

Helpful information and lists of institutions if considering studying in Korea

http://www.worknplay.co.kr/korea-information/studying-in-korea

Asia Learn

http://www.asialearn.org/destinations/south_korea/

Study Abroad

http://www.studyabroad.com/

 

 

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