Last year, I’ve been part of the Global Seoul Mate, and this 2021, I am happy to be part of the Global Seoul Mate again!
If you are a reader from my old blog ‘My Onni You’ you’ll know that I was chosen to be part of the Global Seoul Mate 2020 and last January they posted a new announcement stating that they’re recruiting for new Global Seoul Mates 2021. In the same process as last year, I signed up a form and submitted it crossing my finger to be chosen again. Anyway, before we get to the main story let me tell you about Global Seoul Mates.
What is Global Seoul Mate?
Global Seoul Mates are a delegation of foreigners living in South Korea. Yearly the Seoul Tourism Organization selects new Global Seoul Mates to create and share content that will show Seoul’s beauty and hidden attractions. In short, they are selected to promote Seoul’s tourism in the global community.
Recruitment of Global Seoul Mate 2021
The application period lasted for one month from January 14 to February 14, 2021. Then the selection was announced last February, 25. There are given criteria to be able to join the program. You need to a foreigner, a resident of Korea who loves Seoul and can able to do at least one given mission every month. Aside from that, you need to be an active user of social media like Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and etc.
Global Seoul Mate’s Program Details
First, Each selected Global Seoul Mate must complete the given monthly missions (mandatory, optional, special missions) by visiting Seoul attractions, festivals, and events. Second, the GSM member will create images like taking photos or videos to promote the visited attractions, festivals, or events of Seoul. Lastly, the GSM member should upload the content on her/his personal social media accounts to promote Seoul’s tourism.
The program starts in June till December of this year.
Global Seoul Make Gift Box
Since I was selected to be part of the Global Seoul Mate 2021, they sent me a gift box. It is the same with the other members who have been selected. The gift box includes Bae-b (The Seoul Tourism Smart Guide) and a banner which I think we will gonna be using in our missions this year. It also includes a canvass bag (which I really like!), seasonal sticky notes, portable plastic bag, strap for smartphone, and travel organizers.
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Last year, I got a shirt, calendar, picnic mat, and ID. They didn’t send IDs this year but they gave us more gifts this year. Anyway, thanks to the Seoul Tourism Organization, Visit Seoul, and Global Seoul Mate Team for choosing me again to be part of the GSM 2021.
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Blair villanueva says
This is very excited for you and congrats to be part of this programme. Will wait for other updates and dont forget to blog about it!!
you deserve it Hyejin! so happy for you! love reading your blogs about beautiful Korea!
Ivan Jose says
Congratulations! It’s a happy feeling when we finally get to achieve our dream collabs. Enjoy and stay safe!
Wow that’s a really unforgettable experience! You’re so lucky to be a part of it.
That activity looks fun and interesting. Personally, I would have loved to join to meet new people (as an extrovert! 😂)
congratulations mommy abby! its an honor to be a representative AGAIN of the PH to a country we also love and support!
Congratulations for being part of that big event for sure you will meet new connections, new opportunities for growth!!!:) update us!!!:)
Mumshie Nica says
Yey! I’m one of the readers who knows your story about Global Seoul Mate! Congratulations! As your follower, you really deserved it. You create really engaging content
Jessamae Tilar says
The gift box is so cute!! Love to have those
Maria Teresa Figuerres says
Congratulations for being selected for Global Seoul Mate 2021! You deserve it! I’m looking forward to reading more about Korean ways and culture in your blog.
Congrats, Hyejin! Have another fun and meaningful year with the Global Seoul Mate program and looking forward to your stories on this 🙂
That sounds like a fun event. Good for you that you are part of it again. Enjoy!
Congratulations! Really learning a lot from your post about korea and im excited for what’s in store. Cute items din sa package ah love it!
Congratulations sis and please share to us your experience and learnings from Global Soul Mate!
I’m happy for you ❤️. congrats! An achievement