Korea

Explore our selection of trips to Korea and embark on a journey to reconnect with your roots and explore your cultural heritage.

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Shared Journeys. Personal Discoveries. Expertly Managed.

Over the last 30+ years, we've witnessed the transformative power of group travel for adoptees and their loved ones.  

Supported by our dedicated Ties staff before, during, and after travel, we take pride in crafting opportunities that allow you to reconnect with people and places important to you, while connecting with a community who share similar life experiences. Join us and discover the power of heritage travel!

Korean Ties - Flagship

June 29 - July 11, 2025

13 Days

Visit South Korea's Top Destinations, Including Busan and Jeju Island

Reconnect with People and Places


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Korean Ties - LITE

June 29 - July 8, 2025

10 Days

Explore Seoul and Busan's Top Destinations

Reconnect with People and Places


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Day 1 - Arrive in Seoul

Day 2 - Orientation, Visit Gyeongbokgong Palace, Bukchon Village, and Gwangjang Market

Day 3 - Social Service Agency Visit and Pizza Party

Day 4 - Korean Folk Village 

Day 5 - School Visit and Free Time

Day 6 - KTX High-Speed Train to Busan and Jagalchi Market

Day 7 - Connections with Single Parent Center

Day 8 - Free Day in Busan/Optional Excursion to Gyeongju

Day 9 - LITE Families: Depart Busan to Return to Seoul

FLAGSHIP Families: Travel to Jeju 

Day 10 - Spend time in Jeju, Sunrise Peak, and Hamdeok Beach

Day 11 - Explore more of Jeju and Flight Back to Seoul

Day 12 - Free Time in Seoul, Optional DMZ Excursion, and Farewell Dinner 

Day 13 - The Journey Home and Beyond

Other Ways to Travel to Korea with Ties

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Our Korea Next Gen trip is specifically designed for adult Korean adoptees who want to experience what it might be like to live in Korea.
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This heritage trip is meticulously crafted to provide a meaningful and enriching experience, tailored specifically for the first-wave of Korean adoptees aged 50+. 
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YOUR TIES PROGRAM MANAGER

Sarah Kurtzahn

Sarah, Senior Program Manager, joined the Ties Program in 2012 and has supported hundreds of adoptees & families in their journeys to Korea, Russia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. In addition to years of facilitating birth family search, she is also a spouse to a Korean adoptee in reunion. Recently Sarah completed her Masters in Counseling, and hopes to work as an LPC-IT specializing in adoption related issues. Outside of work, you can find her chasing her 3 year old daughter and/or 5 year old son, in her vegetable garden, running for fun, or making something in the kitchen with her little helpers. 

Please note: Sarah may not travel on every trip.


(414) 299-6635

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