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Seoul government to assist foreign community cultural events

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced it will continue to support its foreign community members by offering financial assistance for related activities.Subsidies will be offered for cultural events hosted by embassies and expat communities in 2016 for the eighth consecutive year,...

Updated : 2016.02.03 18:19

Royal Asiatic Society offers excursion to Cheorwon

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch is hosting an excursion to Cheorwon, a county in Gangwon Province, on Feb. 14. The excursion, hosted by Robert Koehler, will offer an opportunity to explore the “new” Cheorwon, a city that was reconstructed kilometers away from the original, followi...

Updated : 2016.02.03 18:19

Busan begins preparations for Global Gathering festival

The organizers of Busan’s Global Gathering festival are looking for exhibitors and performers to take part in the city’s largest annual multicultural event on May 21. Busan Metropolitan City Government, Busan Foundation for International Cooperation and Busan Immigration Office are recru...

Updated : 2016.02.03 18:18

Embroidery artist brings nature’s patterns to vivid life

An electric blue bird, a pair of purple- and green-faced owls and a multicolored pigeon, the work of embroidery artist Leela Bear is certainly vivid.But look beyond the brilliant colors and you will f...

Updated : 2016.02.03 18:18

Daegu V-Day event to help KUMFA

V-Day is returning to Daegu.Daegu Theatre Troupe will be staging Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14 to raise money for the Korea Unwed Mothers and Families Association.V-Day is...

Updated : 2016.02.03 18:17

Free English walking tour offered in Seoul

Student volunteer group Seoul Free Walking Tour will run guided walks around the city’s historic center of Jeong-dong and Bukchon, an area east of Gyeongbokgung Palace that is famous for its traditional houses.The Jeong-dong tour starts at Gyeongbokgung Station and visits sites around Deo...

Updated : 2016.01.20 19:35

U.S. military portrayals of Korea examined

The Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch will host a talk by veteran expat Jacco Zwetsloot on the portrayal of Korea in U.S. military media under the U.S. Army Military Government of Korea from 1945-48. He will focus on Korea Graphic, the weekly newspaper printed by the Troop Information an...

Updated : 2016.01.20 19:35

Seoul seeks student volunteers

Seoul Metropolitan Government is seeking student volunteers to help out with the city’s community projects.The volunteers will participate in group volunteer events, give online classes on foreign languages and culture to children living in island areas, and help with translation, cleanin...

Updated : 2016.01.20 19:35

Foreign craft fairs to open in Seoul, Busan

Two foreign cultural markets will open in Seoul and Busan this month with a selection of handicrafts from vendors based across the country.Celebrating its first anniversary, the monthly Busan Foreign Culture Market will open Saturday at Owl and Pussycat, Hq, Beached Bar & Sharkys Bar in th...

Updated : 2016.01.20 19:35

Taxing times for expat earners

Along with a new year, January heralds a new nuisance – end-of-year tax settlements. The Korean tax year is the same as the calendar year, and for most employees, tax is deducted from monthly pay ba...

Updated : 2016.01.20 19:30

ROK Ultimate set to kick off spring season

Whether you’re a dedicated disc chaser or just want to try a new sport, the Republic of Korea Ultimate is seeking your involvement as it recruits players for its spring season.The season includes 15 ...

Updated : 2016.01.13 21:35

Expat film fest seeks movie reviewers

The Korea International Expat Film Festival is returning for a second run this year and seeking film lovers to help review the submissions. Last year, KIXFF screened 48 films by and about expats from ...

Updated : 2016.01.13 21:35

Changwon theater troupe pays it forward

The Changwon Community Theatre paid it forward for its most recent play, raising funds for a local multicultural center.After a venue was provided for free, the group decided to keep costs low and giv...

Updated : 2015.12.30 18:58

Itaewon GVC announces volunteer activities

Itaewon Global Village Center has announced its volunteering program for January.The activities include helping people at Yongsan Center for the Disabled make craftworks for sale on Jan. 8.On Jan. 19 native- and nonnative-speaking volunteers will join an English conversation class at a Yon...

Updated : 2015.12.30 18:56

Volunteers invited to help out at Seoul home for disabled

A group of volunteers will get together to help out at Angel House, a center in northwest Seoul that is home to about 50 disabled residents. The volunteers go once or twice a month to the house to clean the facilities, do laundry, cook and help with basic personal hygiene for the residents...

Updated : 2015.12.30 18:56