Experience North Korea. Meet the locals.

Visiting North Korea with Choson Exchange is much more than a tourist trip: In addition to discovering Pyongyang's most impressive monuments, important political sites, and best restaurants, our travel groups are hosting workshops about business, finance, marketing, law, and other topics for North Koreans who are supporting positive change in their country. You will have the chance to directly work with locals during three days of teamwork, and give a talk on a business topic related to your professional experience. Our staff will help you prepare a presentation that is highly relevant and deeply inspiring for North Koreans who have extremely limited information about the outside world.

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. Take a look at our news section for a list of recent coverage.

 

"A trip to North Korea is destined to contradict most expectations. Testing my consulting methods in this unique environment was an invaluable opportunity." Gabor Holch, Management Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2014.

"A trip to North Korea is destined to contradict most expectations. Testing my consulting methods in this unique environment was an invaluable opportunity."
Gabor Holch, Management Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2014.

"Working with Choson Exchange allowed me to visit Pyongyang in a unique way. I was touched to see the respect and curiosity among the North Koreans we trained. Why do this? Because it matters." Xi Qiao, Management Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2015

"Working with Choson Exchange allowed me to visit Pyongyang in a unique way. I was touched to see the respect and curiosity among the North Koreans we trained. Why do this? Because it matters." Xi Qiao, Management Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2015

"The workshops offer an opportunity to gain insight into business challenges in North Korea, make a tangible contribution, and come away with a different perspective on the country and its people. Highly recommended." Patrick Wallace, Vice President Global Sales, Workshop Leader in 2016.

"The workshops offer an opportunity to gain insight into business challenges in North Korea, make a tangible contribution, and come away with a different perspective on the country and its people. Highly recommended." Patrick Wallace, Vice President Global Sales, Workshop Leader in 2016.

"You'll be challenged in your understanding of doing business. At the same time, you will be surprised how much you have in common with North Korean entrepreneurs." Maaike Harmsen, CSR Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2016.

"You'll be challenged in your understanding of doing business. At the same time, you will be surprised how much you have in common with North Korean entrepreneurs." Maaike Harmsen, CSR Consultant & Entrepreneur, Workshop Leader in 2016.

 

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 2,200 USD or more to help us cover costs. Your return flight from Beijing to Pyongyang with Air Koryo (around $550), 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).

We believe that education and entrepreneurship hold the power for positive change. If you want to experience North Korea while making a lasting difference, please fill out the form below. We will quickly respond with further information.