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Shared or Special Interest Groups

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The following organisations are made up of members or people with shared or special interests.

Amnesty G48 is the only one of the many Amnesty International Korea chapter that communicates in English. The group coordinates events to keep members active in human rights events, online actions, and other campaigns run through Amnesty International Korea and related human rights groups. They hold a regular meeting on the first Saturday of each month at the Seoul Women's Plaza from 4-6 to discuss, organize, and plan upcoming events. Info: amnestyseoul@gmail.com.

Business Network Korea-Seoul (BNK) was founded in 2012 and then bought by Michael A. Mertz to continue its main goal and to follow its simple of events 'Where Koreans meet Non-Koreans for Business".  Networking events take place every 6-8 weeks and along with traditional open networking feature 'speed networking' in which every person meets for 2-3 minutes. No membership fees. Event costs vary depending on venue. Info: deanna.visperas@mertz-international.biz.

Crazy Multiply Art Collective is a curation collective based in Seoul whose purpose is to promote contemporary work by Korean and international artists. Artists exhibit for free and keep 100% of sales. Info: crazymultiply@gmail.com.

International Artists Community came into being in November 2009. Based in Seoul, the group’s aims include being open to all artists, putting on exhibitions and events that are innovative and inspirational, and providing opportunities for artists to interact together at all stages in the artistic process. The artists of the IAC are from a number of different countries: Korea; Philippines; Brunei; South Africa;  Lebanon; Chile; UK; USA; Canada; Dominican Republic, Japan; Ireland; New Zealand; Australia and Nigeria. Contact: beaumrich@hotmail.com 

KISS - Korea Intl Salsa Social is a latin & salsa group designed specifically for the needs of the expat community in  Korea. Information is available in English and the group helps English and Spanish speakers connect to the thriving Korean latin scene.

Korea Contact Bridge League provides a chance to play bridge with both Korean and non-Korean players. For more information visit their English website or contact yuliyashin@yahoo.com

Lotus Lantern International refers to the International Buddhist Center. It is open to all and promotes Korean Buddhism and culture. Information in English: 02- 735-5347 or lotuslantern.net@gmail.com

Music/Theatre Groups for Expats can be found in various communities. For links to some of them visit this K4E Expat Theatre-Entertainment Groups info page or type any of those key words in the Search box above.

North Korean Human Rights Refugee Rescue Fund - NKHR works to support and save North Korean refugees who are hiding in transit countries like China, still waiting to be rescued from the dangers of repatriation and prison camps.

Palestine Peace and Solidarity in South Korea (PPS) is a grassroots organization comprised of concerned global citizens who want to support the Palestinian people's struggle to end occupation, colonialism and apartheid. They host regular bilingual meetings in their Hapjeong office (details here) to discuss how to further their two aims of raising awareness in Korea and sending activists over to occupied Palestine for solidarity activism. Email: nablus3@gmail.com. 

Seoul Fire and Flow brings together fire dancers and flow artists in Seoul and South Korea. Members also teach their skills to new people who are interested in Fire and Circus arts. The group generally meets on a Thursday around 7:30pm in Yeoido Park. Head to Yeouinaru Station (Line 5, Stop 527) Exit 2 and meet under the bridge you see as you exit the station (on the left as you face the river). Contact the group through their FB page.

Seoul International Hiking Club is made up of Expats and Koreans who enjoy hiking. Levels of difficulty vary depending on the location of the hike. The group organises a hike every Saturday throughout the year with occasional weekend trips. For more information, contact sihclub@gmail.com.
Communication is in English.

SLTM is a club for people who want to become confident public speakers, strong leaders and meet new, driven people. The group meets Thursday evenings at 7:30pm in Gangnam TOZ 3F.  First time guests are given time for a self-introduction. Cost:  W6,000 room fee (free drink included) For more information contact semjonovarita@gmail.com

K4E Note: For more details, you can also click on the Activities tab and go to Culture and Entertainment. If you know of other groups that should be on this list, please send us information at info@korea4expats.com.

Photo by Dean Poulson



Last Updated on 2015-09-22

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