According to the ministry, 147 foreigners who got high scores at Korean speaking contests at the 172 institutes across 56 countries have been invited, with 12 of them participating in the finals Thursday.
|Students of King Sejong Institute in India try on traditional hanbok in this Sept. 24 file photo. (Yonhap)|
Participants will take part in programs including a special lecture on peace and war on the Korean Peninsula, a tour of Panmunjom in the inter-Korean border and the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. They will also experience Korean culture like the traditional martial art of Taekwondo.
The trip will be filmed and aired on KBS next Tuesday, which marks Hangeul Day that celebrates the creation of the Korean alphabet.
By Yoon Min-sik