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InKAS Seollal Party

Event date: 2014-01-25

Korean Lunar New Year, Seollal is coming. We are pleased to invite all Korean adoptees to InKAS Seollal party to celebrate the holiday together!! We would like you to come, meet old and new friends, enjoy great foods, play a Korean traditional game, Yutnori, and have wonderful time together.

There will be Yutnori tournament with some prizes, and after the tournament we will have delicious Korean foods.

Date: January 25, 2014

Time: 13:00

Location: Woorijip, InKAS guesthouse

Please rsvp by email to

The deadline is January 19, 2014

(If you are also interested in InKAS Free Korean Traditional Medicine Consultation for Korean Adoptees, we want you to send one email to rsvp to both events)

Here is also brief information on Seollal which may be helpful to deepen your understanding and knowledge of Korean culture not only of the holiday.

Korean New Year, commonly known as Seollal (Hangul: 설날; RR: Seollal; MR: Sǒllal), is the first day of the lunar calendar. It is the most important of the traditional Korean holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year's Day. The Korean also celebrate solar New Year's Day on January 1 each year, following the Gregorian Calendar. The Korean New Year holidays last three days, and is considered a more important holiday than the solar New Year's Day. [1]

Korean New Year is typically a family-oriented holiday. The three-day holiday is used by many to return to their home towns to visit their parents and other relatives where they perform the ancestral ritual known as charye (차례). Many Koreans dress up in colorful hanbok. Tteokguk (떡국) (soup with rice cakes) is commonly served.


Sebae is a traditionally observed activity on Seollal, and is filial-piety-orientated. Children wish their parents a happy new year by performing one deep traditional bow (rites with more than one bow involved are usually for the dead) and the words saehae bok manhi badeuseyo (Hangul: 새해 복 많이 받으세요) which translates to please receive many blessings in the new year. Parents typically reward this gesture by giving their children new year's money (usually in the form of crisp paper money) and offering words of wisdom, or deokdam. Historically, parents gave out rice cakes (ddeok) and fruit to their children instead.

Folk games

Many traditional games are associated with the Korean New Year. The traditional family board game Yutnori (윷놀이) is still a popular pastime. Traditionally men and boys would fly kites and play jegi chagi (제기차기), a game where a light object is wrapped in paper or cloth, and then kicked in a Footbag like manner. Korean women and girls would have traditionally played neolttwigi (널뛰기), a game of jumping on a seesaw (시소), while children spun paengi (팽이).

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InKAS Free Korean Traditional Medicine Consultation for Korean Adoptees

Event date: 2014-01-12

InKAS in collaboration with the Association of Korean Medicine (KOMSTA), will be providing free Korean traditional medicine consultations once a month to Korean adoptees in Korea. Several doctors from the association will be present to consult with during these times.

Korean traditional medicine focuses more on treating the individual as a whole, instead of just one aspect, or ailment. It can be used to treat current ailments, as well as for preventative measures. Common treatments using Korean traditional medicine, include acupuncture, herbal remedies and aromatherapy.

If you're interested in getting a consultation please stop by the InKAS guesthouse on Sunday, January 12th, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. You must be there by 3pm to receive a consultation. The doctors will be giving an overview of Korean traditional medicine so participants can have a better understanding before receiving treatment.


This consultation is great for those suffering from ailments such as migraines, back ache, exhaustion, depression, digestion problems, etc. During the consultation, a doctor will diagnose your problem, suggest treatment options (acupuncture and herbal medication can be given that day for free), and give referrals to make additional appointments (discounts are available for additional treatment outside that day).


End of the Year Ceremony(Christmas party)

Event date: 2013-12-21

End of the Year Ceremony(Christmas party) 

Dress Code: Red, Black

    Business casual

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2013 Winter Career workshop

Event date: 2013-12-07

2013 Winter Career workshop

Deadline is extended to 29th Nov. Friday.

2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarship for Spring Semester

Event date: 2013-11-07

2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Spring Semester

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sangmyuung, Sookmyung Women’s and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- For all universities: 24:00, December 6th (Korean time)

3. How to apply

Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2014 spring scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS



Course period

Course available through InKAS

Ewha Uni.




Intensive Program

Korea Uni.




Regular Program

Kyunghee Uni.




Regular Course

Sangmyung Uni.






Seoul National Uni.




Regular Program

Sogang Uni.




Regular Course


Sookmyung Uni.




Regular Morning

Yonsei Uni.




Regular Morning

* Classes run from 9a.m to 1p.m Monday through Friday

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Different terms apply for each university.

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for 7 of the universities.

Only 30% covered for Yonsei University.

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2014 spring semester. 

* Please check the university websites for spring semester schedule once again.

* Please check the university websites for tuition pricing. All universities will confirm spring semester tuition rates on their websites by mid-January, 2014, so the prices may change slightly from winter semester rates. 

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2014 spring semester, you will receive payment instructions and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.


Filming at Bucheon Animation Festival

A Belgian adoptee, Jung Henin, will present his film "Approval for Adoption" at the Bucheon Animation Film Festival.  His animation tells the story of his adoption into a Belgian family and later his return to Korea. 

Film will be shown Friday, November 8th at 20:00.  The festival is located near Sognae Station on Line 1 or Samsan Gymnasium Station on Line 7.  

If interested please contact InKAS at contact@inkas.  We are trying to get a special discount for group tickets.

Weekend in Lyon, France with Amoureux de la Coree

Event date: 2013-11-01

Hello everyone,
I would like to invite you to our InKAS-sponsored annual event in France.
This year I am especially excited to meet people from other areas of France and Europe since our gathering will be held in Lyon, the city of gastronomy, as well as a place of historical importance and beautiful architecture.  It will be a wonderful location for our weekend's event.
Amoureux de la Corée and InKAS welcome you to this wonderful opportunity to be a part of our Korean cultural event.
A detail and updated program is attached to this invitation letter.
I am looking forward to meeting you all in Lyon.

InKAS President

Aieree Jung

Twelve Days of Christmas Tour

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