Joo Yang visited San Francisco for the first time as part of our Study Abroad & Career Development Program. She had the opportunity to meet with people from different backgrounds, take classes to improve her English, and volunteer.
Sun Mu, a former North Korean propaganda artist, began participating in our English Tutoring & Cultural Exchange Program to improve his English skills so he can communicate more clearly with people in other countries, enabling him to show his artwork to more diverse audiences around the world.
Min Sung participated in our Study Abroad & Career Development Program, where he shadowed career mentors and took intensive English classes in San Francisco. In 2014, he started attending university for engineering and was reunited with his cousin, who also escaped North Korea.
Since resettling in South Korea, Hye Won has participated in our Study Abroad & Career Development and our English Teaching & Cultural Exchange programs to improve her English, explore career opportunities, and learn about new cultures. She was also recently accepted to a prestigious university thanks to her strong commitment to her studies.
Joseph was one of the first North Korean refugees we helped reach freedom and safety. We’ve worked with Joseph to empower him to succeed in his resettlement by providing scholarships, tutoring, and work experience. He has spoken from the TED Stage, published a memoir, become an advocate for the North Korean people, and is now attending college.