Families in Global Perspective



12 days


On-Ground Program Price*

*Airfare is not included in the price

$3,005 – Ratio 12:1
$2,795 – Ratio 16:1
$2,525 – Ratio 21:1


May 29 – June 9, 2023

Program includes

  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation (inc. Transportation Pass)
  • Daily Continental Breakfast 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time Local Guide
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • Travelers Health Insurance & Liability Insurance 
  • Tips & Gratuities

Program Highlights

Gyeongbok Palace and National Folklore Museum

Tongin Traditional Market

Bukchon Hanok village

N Seoul Tower Observatory

Dongdaemun Design Plaza

War Memorial of Korea 

Demilitarized Zone Tour

Palgongsan Cable Car Ride

Donghwasa Temple and Shrine 

Gyesan Catholic Church 

Yakryeongshi Oriental Medicine Museum  

Seoul National University and the College of Human Ecology

One Day Community Service Project 

5 Guest Lectures with Local Faculty

5 Towson University Faculty-Led Lectures

Visit several non-governmental organizations


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Monday, May 29

Depart Home for Seoul, S.Korea 


DAY 2 – SEOUL – Tuesday, May 30

Arrive in Seoul, S.Korea 

Airport Transfer 

On-ground Briefing
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. Additionally, an in-depth safety briefing will be provided for what to do incase of an emergency. 

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic Korean BBQ dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 


DAY 3 – SEOUL – Wednesday, May 31

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Transfer to Gyeongbok palace station by subway

Gyeongbok Palace and National Folklore Museum – Built in 1495, to continue learning about the history of the region and its connection to contemporary life

Lunch break at Tongin Traditional Market – we recommend purchasing a $9/person coin to buy things at the market 

Take subway to Anguk station to visit Bukchon Hanok Village – This is a historical neighborhood with homes that date back to the 1500s – for a day of cultural activities including learning to cook, dance, and make traditional crafts made for sale in local markets

Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (1 hour) – Meeting room will be nearby Jonggak station (10 mins walking distance from the hotel)


DAY 4 – SEOUL – Thursday, June 1

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Take a shuttle bus at Jongro 3 ga station to visit N Seoul Tower Observatory 

Take a shuttle bus to Seoul City Hall station to visit Namdaemun market – the oldest and most traditional market in Seoul

Time for lunch at the market

Guest lecture #1: The integration of agriculture, food-making, food-sharing, and food-consumption are integrated into family life 

Transfer to Dongdaemun Design Plaza by subway – for a more contemporary take on Korean cultural family life

Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (1 hour) – Meeting room will be nearby Jonggak station (10 mins walking distance from the hotel)


DAY 5 – SEOUL – Friday, June 2

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Transfer by private coach to the War Memorial of Korea 

Guest Lecture #2: The Korean Conflict from a geo-political perspective, the role that other nations played in the conflict, and the impact it has had on contemporary family life (tbc) 

Transfer by private coach to Paju to see the Demilitarized Zone Tour – Imjingak, Bridge of Freedom, the 3rd infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory 



DAY 6 – SEOUL/DAEGU – Saturday, June 3

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Transfer to Seoul station by subway to take KTX ride to Daegu (1h40 mins) 

Private Coach waiting at the station

Palgongsan Cable Car Ride –  for a view of the city

Visit Donghwasa Temple and Shrine 

Hotel Check in 

Guest lecture #3: Compare and contrast the lived experiences of those in Seoul from families in Daegu

Visit Gyesan Catholic Church 

Visit Yakryeongshi Oriental Medicine Museum  Group dinner – Standard Korean meal 


DAY 7 – DAEGU – Sunday, June 4

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (2 hours) – This class will be held at a meeting room nearby hotel 

Free rest of the day 


DAY 8 – DAEGU – Monday, June 5

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

A Private Coach will take you to all the places planned to visit this day

Guest lecture #4: Human service provision related to education, childcare, medical services, and employment and job training – arranged by faculty

Visit the “Support Center for Foreigners” – district office that provides human services related to the multicultural family support, support for those at-risk, and health and mental health services for migrants and immigrants in South Korea

Visit Korean Institute for Healthy Family (KIHF)

Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (1 hour) – This class will be held at a meeting room nearby hotel


DAY 9 – DAEGU/SEOUL – Tuesday, June 6

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Transfer to Dongdaegu station by subway for a KTX ride to Seoul 

Visit Seoul National University and the College of Human Ecology 

Guest lecture #5: How is family studies and community development taught in South Korea? – arranged by faculty

Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (1 hour)

Hotel Check In 


DAY 10 – SEOUL – Wednesday, June 7

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Day-long community service project related to human service provision and/or supporting multicultural families in Seoul (lunch included) (Possibly Holt – International Adoption Center)


DAY 11 – SEOUL – Thursday, June 8

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Class [Dr. Willis-Hepp] (1 hour) – This class will be held at a meeting room near Jonggak station

Visit non-governmental organization that support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities – (Possibly Holt – International Adoption Center – today possibly the maternity shelter department)

Group farewell dinner –  Hanjeongsik dinner (Korean Royal Cuisine) enjoyed in a private room 


DAY 12 – RETURN – Friday, June 9

Breakfast & Day Briefing
Airport Transfer

Depart Seoul, S.Korea for Home 

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