General application process:
1. Read the 2013 Summer Training information package.
2. Complete application form, along with all required documents (resume, recommendation letter, passport copy), and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 30.
3. After receiving acceptance letter and billing statement, transfer payment to the NARPI bank account.
4. In cooperation with the NARPI admin team, apply for a visa (if necessary).
5. Purchase flight ticket, or make other plans for transportation.
6. After receiving pre-course readings and field trip readings by email, start studying to prepare for your courses and the field trip.
7. Join the Summer Training and enjoy two weeks of networking, sharing and learning.
The 2013 Summer Training will be held at the DMZ Peace-Life Valley in Inje, South Korea. This is an education center located about 50 kilometers south of the Korean De-Militarized Zone (DMZ). Their purpose is to provide education about the DMZ area, and also to work in cooperation with the residents of the local communities to create a more peaceful environment.
The center is located in a rural, mountainous area, surrounded by beautiful gardens and walking paths. In this natural setting, it is ironic to also see signs of the Korean military everywhere: tanks parked in the gardens, helicopters flying overhead, and the sounds of canon firing exercises in the nearby military bases.
In spite of the heavy military presence, the NARPI admin team, as the host of the 2013 Summer Training, recommends this as a safe space, and also as a meaningful place to hold a gathering of people who are committed to building peace in the Northeast Asia Region.
The NARPI admin team believes that the current tensions in the Korean peninsula are being created and maintained for political gain, and are not actual threats to the people living in North or South Korea. If you are interested in NARPI but have questions about the safety of the location, please email email@example.com, and we will respond to your specific concerns.