Registration is CLOSED for the Fall Session of Dear Chingu. Please check back for the Spring 2020 Registration details!
Students and youth are the world’s future. Connections between you around the world foster global citizenship, mutual respect, cultural understanding, and peace.
The Dear Chingu: Student-2-Student (S2S) Program is the program that launched Dear Chingu! “Chingu" means friend in Korean. The S2S program coordinates letter exchanges between American and South Korean* students as well as Korean adoptees in America and students in South Korea ages 6-18.
*Currently AdopteeBridge has partnerships with schools in South Korea. Our staff is constantly making connections and attempting to form partnerships with schools in other countries. If you know of an international school or organization who may be interested in participating, please contact email@example.com
Here are some fun facts that have been gathered since the beginning of the Dear Chingu: S2S Program!
"Dear Chingu: S2S Program" Interest Form
1. Foster cultural awareness between adoptees and students around the world.
2. Provide motivation for adoptees and students to share and learn about their respective cultures.
3. For students overseas to practice their English
4. To gain knowledge about a culture different from one’s own
Correspondence will be facilitated by AdopteeBridge.
There are two (2) sessions each year
Session I: March-June
Session II: September-January
A small fee of $15 per session is required to cover the AdopteeBridge costs of editing, coordinating companion writers and ensuring safety of the participants*
A total of 6 exchanges will be sent (3 from adoptee, 3 from student at partnering school) per session (Session I: March-June; Session II: September-January)
*If financial limitations should prevent you from participating, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
My boys truly enjoy hearing from their Chingus and it fosters great conversations about their amazing birthplace!