The objective is “to promote mutual understanding”
The Diplomat. 11/11/2018
The agreement between Spain and South Korea on youth mobility came into force on October 24, with the objective, according to the Government, of “to promote mutual understanding between the two countries”.
The program, according to the text published by the BOE, will allow young Spaniards and South Koreans aged 18 to 30 years to combine holidays “with the improvement of their language skills, in addition to acquiring personal or professional experience and expanding their knowledge of the culture of the another country, the main purpose of his stay”.
In this way, the young nationals of the two countries will be able to “go on vacation while they deepen their vital experiences and practice foreign languages, as well as gain work experience that will provide them with a supplement to travel funds”.
For these purposes, the agreement – signed in December 2017 in Madrid – establishes a series of facilities in obtaining the necessary documentation to authorize the stay in the other country.
For example, the program provides for the issuance of long-stay and multiple entry visas, for a maximum period of one year, which will allow young people to enter, reside and work in the territory of the other country. It also sets the number of visas that Spain and Korea may grant to nationals of the other country, numbering one thousand, and opens the possibility of increasing that amount.