VISION & MISSION
The Asia Hope Camp Organization is a project spearheaded by the young members of Korean society, that aims to highlight and emphasize the many volunteer opportunities that can be found all over the world. Koreans continue to be engaged in this endeavor. The Asia Hope Camp Organization is officially registered on Seoul Metropolitan Government.
ACOPIA has the following goals for Asia Hope Camp Organization:
Create an environment for cultural exchange:
ACOPIA provides a hospitable environment for international dialogue and cultural exchange by:
(a) Encouraging the youth from all over the world to come to Korea and share their cultural knowledge, and by
(b) Increasing our global interaction through working with other international organizations.
Our volunteer activities have attracted Korean and Japanese people so far, but the nature of our work is without borders. We aim to gather people from a variety of nationalities. Therefore, our goal is to expand our horizons and make Asia Hope Camp a "truly International Work Camp".
Break Barriers through Volunteerism:
Asia Hope Camp not only provides a warm environment for the global youth to interact and work together, but it also aims to contribute in the alleviation of poverty in impoverished regions in Asia through the promotion of outreach and social activities.
ACOPIA LANGUAGE PROGRAMS & INTERNSHIPS
This program is conducted at the Kumamoto Prefectural University Japanese Language Education Laboratory. Professor BABA Ryoji, the highest authority in the field of Japanese language education, is responsible for the entire program. JLNE is a Japanese language course conducted by Japanese university students (graduate students) who major in Japanese language education. This is an opportunity to study with Japanese students and discover the Japanese culture.
This program is a one month training program organized by Asia Hope Camp Organization and the International Trade Department of Kumamoto, Japan and is supported by Korea-Japan Socio-cultural Forum. During this program participants follow Japanese language classes and cultural experiences 3 hours a day from Monday to Friday (classes are also available on Saturdays and Sundays).
This is an unpaid internship program in the Asia Hope Camp office in Seoul. The program can last 1 to 6 months during the whole year. Interns will participate in various indoors and outdoors activities while living together at the Sharehouse. Interns also have the opportunity to take part in Korean language and K-POP Dance classes once or twice a week.
• Daily activities may include: promotion, SNS activities, Free Talk, café activities, visit Korean schools/universities/organizations, 1:1 Korean classes, KPOP dance classes
• Duty Staff: participating in Staff activities (answering emails, managing new intern applications, checking payments…)
• Original Activity: each intern is in charge of a personal creative activity for ACOPIA such as organizing events related to the intern country or culture or creating partnership with Universities.
During the KPOP Training Program of ACOPIA, singing, dancing and Korean language classes are offered for a period of time, varying from one month to one year. In between the trainee program, there are several opportunities to audition for big entertainment agencies such as HAPPYFACE Entertainment, BRAND NEW MUSIC, TS Entertainment, KQ Entertainment, A100 Entertainment, TOP MEDIA, WH CREATIVE, MAJESTY Entertainment, and KIWI Media Group. And who knows you might be the next big K-pop star!
This program gathers all fans of K-POP from all over the world! Participants get the chance to visit Korean performing arts schools and prime entertainment companies, undergo dance and vocal training from experienced K-POP coaches, learn the Korean language, indulge in true Korean cuisine, and make new friends who love K-POP as much as you do. Additionally, you will get the chance to explore Seoul the chance to explore Seoul at its finest! The highlight of this camp is a KPOP Audition for all interested participants. K-POP entertainment agencies are invited to screen for potential idols from ACOPIA's camp. A handful of ACOPIA's campers have been selected in the past few years.
The Japan-Korea relationship is the worst since 1945, and it is a confrontation before war.
With this occuring, we want to test the value of ACOPIA, whose purpose is “Japanese-Korean communication” and “mutual understanding”.
ACOPIA is often working with TV Channels such as SBS in order to spread awareness and our vision.
THE FOUNDER OF ACOPIA
Mr.Cho is the founder of ACOPIA. He founded ACOPIA in 1999 and his dream was to improve Korea-Japan relations through volunteering activities. Today, he wants to reach out to the world and make ACOPIA an international organization that facilitates exchange. His vision is to do this through a shared passion. Asian culture and K-POP. He has a very entrepreneurial spirit so he often explores new ideas. Find out more about his studies down below:
Mr.Cho: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies(Seoul). Master's degree and doctorate in law at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Postgraduate university lecturer for International Development at Korea University. Research Officer at the National Information Society Agency (NIA) Informatics Laboratory, Successful Candidate for the South Korean Intelligence Service (NIS). Full-time lecturer at Daejon University, private lecturer at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Advisory Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Advisory Committee Member of the National Security Council (NSC), Vice-Chairman of the Government Youth Commission, Dean of the Department of Japanese Language at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Examiner in Public Administration, selection of interviews in Korean travel guides and advisers for exchange students, who are financially supported by the Japanese Government, Scientific Member of the Board of Directors of the Korean Society of Japanese Studies, Chairperson of the South Korean Association of Public Administration, Head of the Department of Japanese Language at Hankuk University for Foreign Studies. Co-author of a Japanese textbook, authorized by the Ministry of Education, guest professor in the field of law at Keio University in Japan, founding the Korea Japan Forum (1999), Korea Japan Forum Secretary, Secretary General of the Korea Japan Forum Future Forum in Tokyo, founding Korea Plaza Horiba (2012), representative of Korea Plaza Horiba, founded Asia Hope Camp Organization (2014), Representative of Acopia Lifelong Education Center (Seoul Metropolitan Government), Kumamoto Prefectural University Researcher (2017.9~), Representative of General Intercorporated Association Acopia Friendship International (2018.7~)