Choson Exchange - Visit North Korea and teach entrepreneurs


Summer & Winter Schools Trainings & Fellowships

Location (s):

  • Korea, North


While North Korea’s rockets get all the news, a growing group of locals is hoping to launch startups instead — working on innovative ideas that can succeed in this extremely challenging environment. Choson Exchange brings experienced professionals to the DPRK to support these Koreans with hands-on training in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, and more. For several days, our volunteers host workshops on topics like agile management, lean startup methods, and innovation together with North Koreans who are working for positive change in their country. For a truly unique travel experience, join us and volunteer to teach business and marketing to North Korean entrepreneurs.


Since 2007, we have brought hundreds of professionals to the DPRK, who have trained thousands of North Koreans. Our programs have been featured by major media around the world, and have a proven record of meaningful impact for the Korean people. If you want to experience North Korea while making a difference, become a workshop leader and join us on a trip.



Join us for a unique experience

To find out more about hosting a workshop with us in the DPRK, please submit the form below. If you attach your CV, we can suggest a trip that matches your professional experience. If you already have an upcoming workshop in mind, please mention it in the "notes" field. We will get back to you shortly with further information. 

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

  • Entrepreneurship, business, marketing experienced professionals


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants:

  • Please note that we depend on donations to make our programs sustainable. If you would like to travel to North Korea with us, we request a donation of Singapore Dollars 2900 (EUR1900 equivalent) or more to help us cover costs.
  • Your return flight from Beijing to Pyongyang with Air Koryo (around 500 EUR), meals, transport, interpreters, and accommodation in a shared room in North Korea during workshops will be paid for by Choson Exchange (single rooms available on request).

If you know someone who may like to join a trip with you, bring them along! More volunteers make our trips more cost-effective, and allow us to reduce the requested donation from each of you by 100 EUR. 

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