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Travel Arrangements

Each participant is entitled to a roundtrip economy class ticket from their home country to Korea via the most direct route courtesy of KERIS and Intel Asia Pacific. Participants are advised to coordinate with Jeongha Kim who will assist with travel arrangements from accredited travel agencies. Participants are advised not to purchase their own ticket directly.

Airport Transfer

For travel from the Incheon International Airport (IIA), it is recommended that participants take the KAL Limousine bus (#6703) which runs from the Airport to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. KERIS staff will meet you at the Limousine bus stop 4B on the 1st floor . The staff will be holding a sign reading “Global Symposium on ICT in Education 2011” and will provide you with a round trip ticket for the KAL limousine bus .

* Airport Terminal 1st Floor

Airport Terminal 1st Floor

Bus type

Interval

Travelling Time

1st bus

Last bus

Limousine
(Deluxe)

30 min

80 min

To IIA

To Gangnam

To IIA

To Gangnam

05:15

05:15

18:50

22:20

Fees

Vendor
Name

Contact

Direction

Route

KRW 15,000

KAL

02-2667-0386

Airport –
Gangnam Yeoksam

Gangnam Yeoksam
(Kal limousine bus)

*Bus Station: Incheon International Airport - Palace Hotel - Ritz Carlton Hotel - Novotel Hotel - Renaissance Hotel

Korea Visa

Every foreign visitor entering Korea must present a valid passport. Participants from countries with a visa exemption agreement with Korea will be granted entry without visas in accordance with the said agreement. Others will normally enter Korea with visas. Visitors from countries requiring visas should apply at the Korean consular offices of diplomatic missions in their respective countries before their departure.

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Accommodation

We have reserved rooms in advance. We expect you to check-in on Sunday, November 6, 2011 and check-out on Thursday, November 10, 2011. The check-in time is at 15:00 pm and the check-out time is at 12:00, noon. Please be informed that early check-in and late check-out is subjected to availability.

Organizers will pay for the following: hotel accommodation at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and meals (including breakfast). Please note that all personal consumption and other sundries including telephone calls, laundry, mini bar, etc. are for your personal account to be settled upon check out. Acceptable methods of payment include cash or credit card (e.g. Visa and Master Card). Organizers will not provide any per diems (daily allowance) to the participants including visa payments. In addition to this, the organizers will not provide any travel or medical insurance. So please prepare this yourself for emergency cases.

Registration & Welcome Reception

A registration desk will be set up at the Kumkang Room, on floor A1 from 8:30-9:00am on November 7. Please come to the registration desk to obtain your name tag.

Meal Plan

 

Lunch

Dinner

Menu

Venue

Menu

Venue

7-Nov

Buffet

Oksan Buffet
3rd floor

TBD

TBD

8-Nov

Buffet

Oksan Buffet
3rd floor

Buffet

Han River
Cruize

9-Nov

Buffet

Oksan Buffet
3rd floor

Buffet

TBD

10-Nov

TBD

TBD

 

 

Security and Safety Advice

Your safety is important to us. We would like to urge you to carry a valid ID with you. In addition to this, please let at least one of your colleagues know where you are going, who you are with, and your expected return time in case of emergency. Although Seoul is quite a safe place, it would be better to avoid carrying large amount of cash with you.

  • 119: This is an Emergency Call (Fire breaks out, or when there is an emergency patient) Call 119 when you are out of the hotel, and please let us know as well.
  • 1588-5644: BBB is a voluntary group providing free translation service in 19 languages including English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malay. Some 3,000 volunteers work as translators via cellular phones, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. The volunteers' pool includes former diplomats, professors and people who majored in specific languages. So, do not hesitate to ask anything when you have difficulties when out of the hotel.
  • 1330: This phone number is for foreigners who are travelling Korea. They will provide you ample information for sightseeing out of the hotel.

Documents for departure (Checklist)

  • Passport
    • It is the participants' responsibility to ensure that their passports remain valid throughout their stay in Korea.
  • Visa
    • Participants must obtain an entry visa to Korea which will be issued by the Korean Embassy nearest to them. If there is no Korean diplomatic mission in their country, participants will need to obtain the visa in a third country. Upon receiving visas, please make sure that the "term of validity" is long enough to cover the duration of the designated course.
    • Visa for Third Country: In some cases, participants visiting or leaving Korea may be required to obtain visas for third countries due to a stop-over flight schedules. In this situation, it is participants' responsibility to obtain and pay for the visa.
  • Money for Incidental Expenses
    • Participants are advised to bring some money in US dollars for incidental expenses that may be incurred en route to Korea or upon arrival in Korea.
    • The participant may have to pay the following incidental expenses:
      Taxes levied during the trip (such as airport taxes, departure taxes, transit airport taxes, etc.)
    • Excess baggage charges.
  • Flight Ticket
  • Letter of invitation