ROK and Ireland Sign Revised MOU on Working Holiday Program
1. At the meeting of their joint economic commission in Dublin, Ireland, on February 14, the Republic of Korea and Ireland signed the revised bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on Working Holiday Program, which calls for raising the annual quota of participants to 600 from the previous 400.
2. The quota expansion is attributed to the growth in youth exchanges between the ROK and Ireland under the bilateral working holiday program in place since 2010.
3. The ROK has concluded agreements or MOUs on working holiday program with 21 countries. In 2015 alone, 37,833 young Koreans took part in the working holiday program overseas. Going forward, the Foreign Ministry will seek to further expand the institutional basis to offer youngsters more opportunities to participate in the program abroad.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Korea