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The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2021 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war. The conference for US teachers will be held at a special event in Washington DC from July 26-28th.  The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, including special remarks from an MPVA Representative, a historical lecture on the war and its significance, training on an oral history library of veteran interviews, case studies of materials on the Korean War, and presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations.

Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, US teachers will attend in-person and teachers from other coalition member nations will attend the conference online.  Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  PLEASE NOTE:  We will follow all required COVID-19 precautions mandated at the time of the conference

On Day Two of the conference US teachers will be joined digitally by teachers from the following countries.

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States


  • Currently teach social studies for grades 6-12
  • Ideally, currently teach a course that could include instruction on the Korean War.
  • Interested in continuing the work completed at the conference through a fellowship or special project.


Applications will be accepted until  July 8th, 2021


  • Special Commemoration Ceremonies
  • Historical lectures on the war and its significance
  • Training on an oral history library of veteran interviews
  • Korean War case study materials created in the US & other countries
  • Presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations


Sunday, July 25th

Arrival:  Evening reception (optional)

Monday, July 26th

  • Workshop for USA teachers  8:00-3:30
  • 6:30 Group Dinner

Tuesday, July 27th

  • Breakfast 7:45
  • World Congress of Teachers  8:30 -1:30PM
  • 2:15PM  Bus departs for Korean War Memorial
  • 3:00PM to 4:30PM  Korean War Memorial Ceremony and Tour
  • Return to hotel at 5:00
  • Gala Dinner at 6:30


  • Flight reimbursement for up to $400 (economy class only). Mileage will be reimbursed up to $400 for participants driving to the event.  You are responsible for the nightly parking fee of $30 per night.
  • $100 stipend for miscellaneous expenses such as airport transportation and parking.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on July 26th and 27th
  • Three nights single occupancy at the Washington Hilton. Participants can extend their stay for three days before or after at their own expense at our negotiated rate of $160


  • Participants are expected to attend all meals and sessions
  • Each participant must bring a laptop computer for independent work.
  • Conference dress is business casual and the Gala dinner is semi-formal
  • Flight and stipend reimbursement will be made immediately after the event
  • Participants are responsible for airport transportation, parking as well as their own meals on July 26th and 28th.


The Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) is a USA based, registered non-profit that focuses on assisting teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today, which is exemplified by South Korea’s simultaneous achievement of rapid economic development and substantive democratization in late 20th century. The KWLF is proud to announce that it has completed oral histories of 22 Korean War participating countries which are available on the foundation’s website, www.koreanwarlegacy.org.

This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.

About the Korea Foundation

The Korea Foundation was established in 1991 to promote awareness and understanding of Korea and to enhance goodwill and friendship among the international community through its cultural, academic and intellectual exchange activities and programs. Some of its major works include: providing support for Korean studies overseas, organizing/supporting international forums, assisting research institutions/think tanks around the world in their research, conferences and publications, and establishing Korean galleries in museums abroad. Currently, the foundation has two branch offices in the United States: the Washington D.C. Office and the L.A. Office, which opened in 2005. Both offices serve as liaisons to the main headquarter in Korea and overseas and manage the foundation’s projects and programs in North/ South America and the Caribbean Islands.

If you have any questions, please contact: Bobbie Downs at bdowns@worldhistoryde.org.

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