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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 info@adopteebridge.org


Fun Facts

Here are some fun facts that have been gathered since the beginning of the Dear Chingu: S2S Program!

 
pARTICIPANTS ARE ADOPTEES AND STUDENTS FROM OVER 20 DIFFERENT STATES

pARTICIPANTS ARE ADOPTEES AND STUDENTS FROM OVER 20 DIFFERENT STATES

 
STUDENTS FROM 4 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OR PRIVATE ACADEMIES

STUDENTS FROM 4 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OR PRIVATE ACADEMIES

 
 
PARTICIPANTS RANGE IN AGE FROM 6-18 YEARS OLD

PARTICIPANTS RANGE IN AGE FROM 6-18 YEARS OLD

 

"Dear Chingu: S2S Program" Interest Form

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Program Goals:

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

Program Outline:

  • 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: info@adopteebridge.org


My boys truly enjoy hearing from their Chingus and it fosters great conversations about their amazing birthplace!