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Seoul treasure hunt has key to $450 prize

If you think the locks fixed to railings on Seoul’s Mount Namsan are a dime a dozen, think again. One of them could be worth 500,000 won ($450).The first person to solve the puzzles to find one of th...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:06

JobSeekr launches job fair for techie expats

JobSeekr, an English- and Korean-language job hunting website in Seoul launched last year by two expats, is holding its first job fair and networking event Sunday to connect foreign entry-level job se...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:05

The challenge of growing up as a ‘third-culture kid’

As the number of foreigners working in South Korea increases, so too do the number of third-culture kids ― children who spend a significant amount of their childhood growing up in countries outside of their nationality. At international school Dwight, whose students represent 38 nationali...

Updated : 2015.05.27 21:04

Are 'foreigner only' rules legal?

This story was originally published on July 24, 2009. -- Ed.So I needed a new cell phone. But as a foreigner in Korea, I quickly found that my options were limited. There are models galore, but complicated Korean rules turn something as simple as buying a phone into an exercise in futilit...

Updated : 2015.05.21 11:47

‘Titus Andronicus’ as current as it is classic

Seoul Shakespeare Company will perform “Titus Andronicus” from this month as its annual full production, a play that bears striking echoes of modern issues, despite its age.The play ― chosen to con...

Updated : 2015.05.20 19:00

Expat farming project to take soy beans from seedling to sauce

A group of expat farmers will try their hand at making traditional Korean condiments from the very basics, going from seedlings to sauce, in a new yearlong project to start May 31.The Kong Project, run by Gachi CSA, a community-supported agriculture organization that caters to expats here,...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:59

HIV tests for E-2 visas discrimination, U.N. finds

The U.N. Committee on Eliminating Racial Discrimination has ruled that HIV testing of teachers on E-2 visas is discrimination.In an opinion released Tuesday, the committee said that “The mandatory testing policy limited to foreign English teachers who are not ethnically Koreans, does not ...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:58

Daegu musical straight from ‘Madhouse’

Daegu is set to see some crazed singing this weekend, as two expat theater groups present their original production “Madhouse: The Musical.”The plot of the musical, written by the cast and Daegu exp...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:29

Ulsan volunteers aim for NGO status

Ulsan-based expat volunteering group We-hope has applied for nongovernmental organization status in a bid to step up its activities and improve transparency.The group, which until recently operated as T-HOPE ― its Facebook page still has that name ― has been running since 2009, volunteer...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:27

Commonwealth chambers to host rugby charity dinner

The New Zealand, Australian and British chambers of commerce will host a rugby charity dinner Tuesday, with a World Cup-winning coach and a Korean Olympian among the guest speakers.The 2015 Rugby World Cup Charity Dinner will feature keynote addresses by Graham Henry, coach of the 2011 Rug...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:27

Gwangju center to host activity-packed Gokseong tour

The Gwangju International center will host an outdoorsy GIC tour for people into energetic activities this month.The tour will visit Gokseong and include activities along the Seomjingang River.The first stop on the tour will be a walk up the valley toward Dorimsa Temple. The scenic valley ...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:27

Free start-up class for expats in Seoul

The Seoul Global Center is opening a new session of its Business Start-up School in June to provide aspiring foreign entrepreneurs in Seoul with training on how to run a business and networking opportunities. International residents in Seoul can apply for the course until May 22 by sending...

Updated : 2015.05.13 20:27

Exhibition highlights small things that make Korea special

While South Korea’s promoters push images of tourist landmarks and tech masterpieces, one expat artist is looking at the smaller things in his representation of Korea.From an order bell from a bar or...

Updated : 2015.05.06 18:48

Free TOPIK classes offered in Seoul

Seoul Global Center is offering a free intensive course for people planning to take the Test of Proficiency in Korean in July.Applications for the eight-week TOPIK education program will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on May 16 and 17 at the Seoul Global Center’s main building in Jongn...

Updated : 2015.05.06 18:48

Camarata to perform Beethoven mass, concerto

Camarata Music Company’s Chorale and Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major on Saturday. The mass will be sung by the Camarata Chorale, an amateur singing group that has included members from over 60 different countries since its inception....

Updated : 2015.05.06 18:47