Frequently Asked Questions

The program is designed for young human rights workers and educators from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and students in higher levels of education (ideally postgraduate or above). To apply, applicants must be able to demonstrate within their Statement of Purpose interest and experience in aspects of social justice and human rights in either their professional, academic or voluntary backgrounds. They must further be able to demonstrate how they will utilise the knowledge and skills gained from the program to implement real change amongst their community and in the region.

Please click here for more information on applying to the 2020 EAYAN program. The deadline to apply is 27 December 2019.

The EAYAN program is conducted entirely in English. A working proficiency in Egnlish is required to participate in the program.

Through joining the EAYAN program, participants will:

  • Take part in forwarding efforts towards establishing a regional framework vis-à-vis a holistic approach that considers the norms and principles of international human rights mechanisms.
  • Enhance their understanding of how a selected thematic issue is addressed and understood within their countries.
  • Develop cooperative projects transforming their own ideas into specific actions, and explore strategies towards a collaborative, human-rights sensitive participatory approach for making progress upon the selected issue.
  • Contribute in the creation of a collaborative website for the establishment of a sustainable network and continuously share recent information and developments across countries through the website.

There is no participation fee for EAYAN participants. Successful applicants will be granted a full scholarship covering:

  • Accommodation (if required)
  • Airfare and transportation from the airport (for participants not resident in Korea)
  • Program meals
  • Travelers insurance
  • Local transportation fees
  • Cultural activities and field trip fees

Citizens from mainland China will need to obtain a tourist visa before entering Korea. For more information, please visit

The 2020 EAYAN Workshop will be held at the Novotel Ambassador Dongdaemun Hotel, Seoul. Participants travelling from abroad will be offered accommodation at the Novotel Ambassador Hotel.

Participants will be able to stay onsite in Superior Twin rooms. Breakfast is included.

Participants travelling from abroad are required to stay at the accommodation provided.

Participants resident in Korea will be offered accommodation only after all participants travelling from abroad have been accommodated. Participants resident in Korean cities outside of Seoul will be given priority amongst participants resident in Korea.

Yes. Lunch will be provided throughout the workshop. A Welcoming and a Farewell Dinner in the hotel will be provided on Day 1 and Day 9 of the workshop. Human Asia will also provide optional evening meals for EAYAN program workshop participants.

The nearest airport are Incheon Airport and Gimpo Airport. Human Asia will cover bus costs from the airport to the hotel.

To get to the hotel from Incheon Airport:

  • Airport limousine bus 6001 (takes about 80 minutes, buses run every 20 to 25 minutes)
    • Fare: 15,000 won
    • Bus stop: T1(Terminal 1)- 5B | T2(Terminal 2) – 29
    • Get off at the Acacia Hotel (Westin Co-op)
  • Regular taxi (about 80 minutes)
    • Fare: 60,000 – 70,000 won

To get to the hotel from Gimpo Airport:

  • Airport limousine bus 6021
    • Bus Stop 6, Gate 1
    • Get off at the Acacia Hotel (Westin Co-op)


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