Hope to the Future Association

Hope to the Future Association is a non-profit organization registered under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. In 2014, HFA has acquired the status of an associated Civil Society Organization with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC) and has been registered as an official member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Korea in 2018.

We, HFA, operate the International Understanding Education Program to foster the global competence of domestic youth in cooperation with the UN agencies, international organizations, education institutions, local governments, and educational institutions. HFA aims to raise awareness about international issues by discussing the UN and its agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by proceeding with various global citizenship education programs.

Main Programs

Education Department

1. Academic Programs on the United Nations

- Training Program at the UN Headquarters: 8 nights and 10 days of the pedagogical training program at the UN Headquarters

- SDGs Academic Forum/Lecture: Youth Forum on the UN's agenda and Sustainable Development Goals or Special Lecture Session from UN high officials

- Global Leadership English Challenge (GLEC): English speech and essay contest and Global Conference

2. Global Projects associated with the UN Publications

- SDG Book Club Korea: UN supporting book club providing practical education or volunteering activities 

- UN Books Translation and Publication Project: English-to-Korean translation and publication in Korea for the official books from the United Nations

3. International Youth Model United Nations

- Yale University Model United Nations (YMUN) Korean Youth Representative

- WFUNA International Model United Nations (WIMUN) Korean Youth Representative

4. Global Citizenship Education

- Lecturing Institution: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), etc.

Sponsorship Department

1. Youth Volunteering Project - Supporting the Republic of South Sudan, Africa

- Shoes of Hope: In support of the SDG Goal 1. 'No Poverty' and child labor

- Translating Korean Fairy Tales: In support of the SDG Goal 4 'Quality Education' and education institution assistance

- Green Lights Campaign: In support of the SDG Goal 7. 'Clean and Affordable Energy' and electricity access

2. Container of Hope Project

- Distribution of supplies and donation items as well as the 40ft container for the orphanage, school, etc.

- Destination: Juba, Republic of South Sudan


United Nations Academic Impact Korea Seoul, Republic of Korea

12F, Lime Tower, 325, Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 

UN Academic Impact Korea (UNAI Korea) was established in 2012 and has been an active non-profit organization registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea since 2013. UNAI Korea is an implementing body of the ten basic principles of UNAI, promoting higher education and global citizenship education through collaborations with institutions of higher education and research both in Korea and overseas. UNAI Korea supports the pursuit of the three foundational goals of the United Nations Charter: peace, development, and protection of human rights. Working with 68 universities and higher education institutions within Korea (as of March 2016), UNAI Korea promotes and implements the UN’s major education initiatives. UNAI Korea also supports Korean universities and institutions to build partnerships with the UN and other higher education institutions overseas to use education as an engine for addressing global challenges.

Global Max Edu Co., Ltd. 

Global Max Edu Co., Ltd., established in 2009, is a company located in the heart of Seoul, specializing in English education programs, and aims for quality equity between public and private education by continuously providing reliable and proven quality content. Global Max Edu Co. provides an essay grading system based on ETS and English language exams such as SAT, TOEFL, and GRE. It also offers programs for a wide range of levels, ranging from Grade 4 to university students, with its materials be used for both main and supplementary material. Global Max Edu Co. plans to expand its products in order to provide more globalized education opportunities.

Ton Duc Thang University

19 Đường Nguyn Hu Th, Tân Hưng, Qun 7, H Chí Minh, Vietnam

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a public university established in 1997. TDTU has become one of the top research universities in Vietnam. TDTU offers about 40 undergraduate programs, 18 master programs, and 25 doctoral programs in a variety of fields such as law, applied science, technology, vocational skills, social sciences, economics, business, foreign languages, arts with a total enrollment of over 22,500 students. TDTU has also been accredited by The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCÉRES) which recognizes that TDTU complies with French and European standards for universities. In addition, TDTU was rated in the top 200 worldwide by the UI Greenmetric World University Rankings in 2017 for its commitment to building a green educational environment and its use of solar panels on campus.

ThangLong University

Nghiêm Xuân Yêm, Đại Kim, Hoàng Mai, Hà Ni, Vietnam

ThangLong University (TLU) was established in 1988 and was the first private university in Vietnam. Known for its modern architecture and rosy gardens, TLU provides high-quality education to meet the social demand for qualified human resources to serve the country’s fast industrialization and modernization by using the most up to date teaching tools. TLU is composed of 18 departments ranging across mathematics, foreign languages, economics, health sciences, social sciences, and physical education. TLU has been growing fast as it has established exchange and cooperation programs with several educational institutions from abroad and has an enrollment rate of over 7000 students.


Seoul National University

Gwanak Main Campus, Korea

Yeongeon Medical  Campus, Korea

Pyeongchang Campus, Korea

Seoul National University is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. The university has three campuses: the main campus in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school, and nine professional schools. The student body consists of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. Admissions to Seoul National University is extremely competitive. From 1981 to 1987, when an applicant could apply only to one university at a time, more than 80% of the top 0.5% scorers in the annual government-administered scholastic achievement test applied to SNU and many of them were unsuccessful. Partner for GLEC Korea 2012~2015

Chung-Ang University

Seoul Campus, Korea

Anseong Campus, Korea

Chung-Ang University is a private institution with 30,000 students and 982 faculty members. It consists of 10 undergraduate colleges and 16 graduate schools. It operates two campuses, in Seoul and Anseong, Korea. Established in 1918, CAU has endured through the painful course of Korea’s modern history, upholding its ideal of "Justice and Truth". Since then, CAU has taken a leading role in nurturing the intellectuals of the nation. Respected as a leading institution providing quality education, CAU has sped up the pace of innovation in local education. CAU is the first in South Korea to offer courses in Pharmacy, Business Management, Public Administration, Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations, Urban Planning, and Real Estate, Energy System Engineering, Sociology, Psychology on the Seoul campus. Urban Planning and Real Estate and Energy System Engineering have newly established majors beginning in 2014. Partner for GLEC Korea 2018

Kyung Hee University

Seoul Campus, Korea

Global Campus, Korea

Gwangneung Campus, Korea

Kyung Hee University is a private university in South Korea with campuses in Seoul and Suwon. Founded in 1949, it is considered one of the best universities in South Korea. Kyung Hee University is part of the Kyung Hee University System, which offers a comprehensive education from kindergarten through graduate school. As of 2018, about 33,000 students were enrolled in Kyung Hee University. The university is composed of 23 undergraduate colleges, 1 general graduate school, 13 specialty graduate schools and 49 auxiliary research institutions. The university offers a study abroad program in partnership with 434 sister universities in 69 countries. Kyung Hee University is known for its prestigious College of Korean Medicine, which is considered a leading school in traditional Korean medicine and other traditional Asian medical practices. Partner for GLEC Korea 2016

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Beppu Campus, Japan

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (立命館アジア太平洋大学 Ritsumeikan Ajia Taiheiyō Daigaku), commonly referred to as APU, is a private institution inaugurated April 2000 in Beppu, Ōita, Japan. APU was made possible through the collaboration of three parties from the public and private sectors: Ōita Prefecture, Beppu City and the Ritsumeikan Trust. The university has an enrollment of about 5,850, including approximately 2,900 domestic, and 2,900 international students (a 50-50 domestic-international ratio) originating from 90 countries and regions. Half of the 172 full-time faculty members are also foreign nationals who come from 24 countries and regions. The Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is located at the top of a mountain in the Jumonjibaru area in Beppu, Ōita, on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan. Partner for GLEC Korea 2012 ~ 2019

       World Federation of United        Nations Associations

New York Office, USA
Seoul Office, Korea
Geneva Office, Switzerland
Bruxelles Office, Belgium

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) was founded in 1946 as a Federation of national associations. Its objectives are to promote the values of the UN Charter, defend multilateralism, work towards a better United Nations Organisation and raise awareness on the main pillars of work of the United Nations - peace and security, sustainable development, and human rights. WFUNA is an international non-governmental organization with Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) and consultative or liaison links with many other UN organizations and agencies. As a Federation, its membership is made of 95 United Nations Associations (UNAs) in as many member states of the UN. WFUNA is the largest non-profit organization with the mission of supporting the principles and purposes of the UN. WFUNA is involved with the UN system since its inception and has been working with most Member States through its activities and through its member Associations. Partner for GLEC Korea 2012 ~ 2017

 ETS Criterion

ETS is a team of education experts, researchers and assessment developers who believe that, through learning, students can improve their situations in life and make incredible contributions to the world. By designing assessments with industry-leading insight, rigorous research and an uncompromising commitment to quality, ETS can advance equity and help education and workplace communities make informed decisions about people and programs. The assessments, research and customized products and services are designed to improve teaching and learning, expand opportunities for learners and communities, inform education and policy, and advance the field of educational measurement. Partner for GLEC Korea 2012 ~ 2017

Microsoft Corporation Korea

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. In 2016, it was the world's largest software maker by revenue and was ranked No. 30 in the 2018 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. Partner for GLEC Korea 2012 ~ 2016
Hope to the Future Association supports the Sustainable Development Goals.