NARPI 2019 Summer Peacebuilding Training


Nanjing, China
We will begin accepting applications for the 2019 NARPI training starting April 2019.

Dates for NARPI 2019:
Registration: August 8
Week 1: August 9-13
Field trip: August 14-16
Week 2: August 17-21
Departures: August 22

2018 Courses

Week 1: August 9-13, 2018

1. Conflict and Peace Framework

2. Restorative Justice Paradigm and Its Practice

3. Optimizing Peace Making by Ending Generational Trauma

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Week 2: August 17-21, 2018

4. Theory and Practice of Peace Education

5. Peacebuilding Beyond Nationalism and Militarization

6. Arts, Media, and Peacebuilding

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Field Trip: August 14-16, 2018

1. Visit to Altteureu Airfield & Jeju 4.3 Peace Park

2. Visit to Gangjeong Village & Korean Naval Base

3. Jeju Eco Tour and visiting Dongbaek Village

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Evening Events

At NARPI trainings, meaningful sharing and learning continues after classes have finished each day. Some evening events are planned by the hosting group, to introduce more about the historical, cultural or social issues of the hosting area. Most evening events, though, are planned by participants, as a way to share their interests or experiences with others, through presentations, videos and discussion.

In addition, there is a Culture and Talent Night in Week 2, during which time participants and facilitators present their cultures through song, dance, games, food, photos, etc.

2018 Facilitators

2018 Special Resource Persons

Kang-ho Song
Peacebuilding Beyond Militarization


2018 Schedule

Session 1
August 9-13 
(Registration August 8)
Course #1
Conflict and Peace Framework
Kyoko Okumoto
Course #2
Restorative Justice: Peacebuilding Skills
Atsuhiro Katano
Course #3
Optimizing Peace Making by Ending Generational Trauma
Aya Kasai & Tommy Lee Woon
Field Trip –
August 14-16
Visit the Jeju 4.3 Peace Park, Altteureu Airfield, Gangjeong Village & Korean naval base, and Dongbaek Village for eco tourism. Opportunities to hear from peace activists living near the join naval base.
Session 2
August 17-21
(Departures August 22)
Course #4
Theory and Practice of Peace Education
Cheryl Woelk & Kathy Matsui
Course #5
Peacebuilding Beyond Nationalism and Militarization
Ryozo Teruoka
Course #6
Arts, Media, and Peacebuilding
Kyoko Okumoto

Follow these steps to apply!

  1. Read the 2018 Summer Training information package
  2. Complete the application form, along with all required documents
    (resume, recommendation letter, passport copy). If you are from mainland China and/or unable to open the link, please complete the application via this word document and email to Submit by June 15.
  3. After receiving the acceptance letter and billing statement, transfer your payment to the NARPI bank account.
  4. Purchase direct flight ticket to Jeju, or make other plans for transportation.
  5. After receiving the pre-course readings and field trip readings by email, start studying to prepare for your courses and the trip.
  6. Join the Summer Training and enjoy two weeks of networking, sharing and learning.

Lodging and Food

The 2018 NARPI Summer Peacebuilding Training will be held at Booyoung Youth Center, located in the southern part of Jeju, about 1.5 hours from Jeju International Airport. Most participants will stay in 4-person rooms, either a bunk bed or an ondol room (see website for photos). Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at Booyoung Youth Center.


Cost2018 Fees

Lodging, Food and Transportation Tuition Total
Week 1 $275 $275 $550
Field Trip $200 $100 $300
Week 2 $275 $275 $550
Whole program $750 $650 $1400

*Note: Participants are welcome to join for one or both weeks. All participants are encouraged to join the field trip.


Recognizing the high cost of attending NARPI, a limited number of partial NARPI scholarships may be offered on a needs basis, to participants with a demonstrable commitment to peacework in the Northeast Asia region. Contact the administration team to request a scholarship application form:

Early Payment discounts (full payment required. Not applicable to scholarship recipients)

If paid from May 15 – June 15: 15% discount of total due amount
If paid from June 16 – July 15: 7% discount of the total due amount
If paid after July 15: No discount

Withdrawal Policy

Participants may withdraw up to two weeks before the training begins with a full refund, minus a 10% non-refundable process fee (for administration costs). No refund will be issued for a cancellation two weeks or less before the beginning of the training.


NARPI welcomes people with a deep interest in peacebuilding in Northeast Asia to study and share life together for two weeks each summer. Basic criteria for participants include

  1. Some level of experience in peacebuilding work or study, or passion for peacebuilding.
  2. Commitment to share what you learn at NARPI with your organization or community.
  3. English ability sufficient to understand and participate in workshops conducted in English.

NARPI participants usually come from the following groups

NGO/NPO staff and interns

Peace educators and activists

Teachers and professors

Students (high school graduates, university, graduate school)

Government officials, military and police

Community leaders

Religious leaders

Anyone interested in peacebuilding in NEA