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USFK(United Sates Forces in Korea)
SIWA(Seoul International Women's Association)
Irish Association of Korea

Your Group or Organization Welcome: The Seoul Times is proud of serving all the international groups or organizations including foreign community groups in Korea. If you want your organization to be listed down below or if you want your events to be covered and run by The Seoul Times, please submit information about your events or organizations by contacting 555-6188 or by leaving Email messages at

African Women's Group

Contact: Lilian Kekana (536-0453) / Naglaa El Magdoub (797-2767)
American Women's Club (AWC)
Monthly Coffee Morning is the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Hilton Hotel, 9:30 a.m. and a Newcomer's Coffee on the Friday following the Coffee Morning.
Contact: Kathy Scalabre or
Association des Francophones de Corree (AFC)
Contact: Catherine Hourtane (3477-5423)
Aussie Connection
Contact: Libby Busch (798-2733)
Australian & New Zealand Association (ANZA)
Coffee Mornings at 10:00 a.m. every third Tuesday of each month.
Please contact the Australian Embassy, and
Bible Study Fellowship International
Women's Day Group meets every Thursday (September through May), 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at YoungNak Church in Jeodong, Jung-ku.
Contact: Theresa Kong (723-8589)
Brazil-Korea Association
The Brazil-Korea Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 to promote the Brazilian culture in the local community, and to congregate the Brazilians and friends of Brazil living in Korea. It is our goal to work towards increasing friendship and cultural exchange between Korea and Brazil. For further information, please check or send an e-mail to
British Association of Seoul (BASS)
Monthly Meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month. A Newcomer's Coffee is held at a private home each month. For detailed information and upcoming events
Office Tel: 756-0260
British Women's Group (BWG)
Canadian's Club
Contact: Barbara de Schulthess (3673-3330)
Canadian Women’s Club
The club meets the fourth Friday of the month for a coffee morning.
Contact: Susan Edwards
Cercle Franco-Coreen
This is a group for French speaking expatriates and Korean women. The group meets three times a month with a different topic at each meeting.
Contact: Marie-Monique Couvegnes (762-2035)
Club Iberoamericano
Monthly Meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Communidad Mexicana
Contack: Mexcian Embassy (798-1695)
Czech Club
Contact: Irene Ziegler (749-2422)
Dutch Club "Hendrik Hamel"
Contact: President lona Wirahadiraksa (744-6751 or 019-498-0705)
FOCUS (Foreigners' Community Service)
Multinational and non-profit membership organization whose purpose is to support foreigners living in Korea. General help, medical and counselling referrals available. FOCUS provides a 24hrs emergency hotline
Tel: 797 - 8212 / 798 - 7529 / Fax : 793 - 8370
Friendly Ladies' Diplomats’ Wives Group
The Friendly ladies Diplomats' Wives Group
An international group open to Diplomats' wives only. The group meets monthly in coffee morning and in monthly tour.
Contact: Nevine Ramadan (795-5051)
German Club
Is open to those with working knowledge of German language. The Club offers monthly Coffee Morning, Tours and Events.
Contact: Evelyn Brennhausen (793-6671) or Dagmar Buhler (790-2466)
"Annapurna" Indian Women's Club
Meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at the Indian Ambassador's Residence.
Contact: Indian Embassy for details (792-6052)
InterCulture Korea (ICK)
This is a membership club for Korean citizens and foreigners living in Korea.
Tel: 3482-4050 / Fax: 3482-4055
Inter-Culture Spouses Association (ISA)
Membership is open to foreign women with Korean husbands.
Call President Rowena de la Rosa-Yoon (723-6826)
International Christian Women's Club (ICWC)
This is an international group of Christian women who meet monthly for outreach luncheons and sponsor non-denominational Bible studies for English speaking women of all nationalities.
Contact: Joan humley (558-2103)
Irish Association Korea
This group organizes the annual Irish Ball and St. Patrick's Day celebration. Meets monthly.
Contact: Irish Embassy (774-6455)
Jewish Services
Held in Yongsan.
For more infomation contact Rabbi Oxman Tel: (0505) 725-6009
Korean Association of Univ. Women (KAUW)
Forums are held on the third Thursday of each month to discuss current international affairs.
KAUW Office Tel: 993-2378 For information contact FOCUS office or leave Email at
Korea Bridge Association
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month.
Office Tel: 993-2378
La Leche League of Seoul
The breastfeeding support group meets monthly.
Contack: Lisa Holstein (7918-7728)
Lotus lantern International
The International Buddhist Center is open to all and promotes Korean Buddhism and culture.
For information in English call Tel: 735-5347
Malaysian Women's Group (MWG)
Contact: Shaya Rogers (742-6787)
Mexican Community Group
Families meet on the second Sunday of every month.
Contact: Mexican Embassy (798-1694/5)
New Zealand Group (NZG)
Contact: Heather Barnes (790-5923)
Nordic Women's Club (NWC)
Open to those with strong links to Scandinavia by origin, marriage or overseas posting. The group meets the last Monday of the month. The club official language is English.
Contact: Siv Arvelid (798-7292)
Overseas Chinese Women's Club (OCWC)
This group meets every month at members' homes. Membership is open to Asian Chinese speaking women.
For information contact FOCUS office.
For inquiry leave Email at
PDK - International Professional Association in Education
Phi Delta Kappa is an international association for professional educators. The organization's mission is to promote quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life by providing innovative programs, and serving the community. Please contact us through (019) 645 1409 or check our website
Royal Asiatic Society
This group provides an excellent way to learn about and experience Korean culture. Lectures in English about Korean topics are held at Somerset Palace, 7:30-9:00 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month except August. Excursions to interesting places take place on most weekends. It also offers once each month a Reading Club (Korean stories in English), a Movie group (Korean movies with English subtitles), a guided tour of the National Museum, etc. The RAS has a selection of English language books on Korea for sale in its office and online Contact: Yonjoo Hong (763-9483). email:
Seoul Filipino Women's Group
This group meets regularly for lunch and organizes participation in community events throughout the year.
For inquiry leave Email at
Seoul Players
Mixed group of thespians.
For information contact FOCUS office
leave Email at
Seoul International Ladies Tennis League
Group promotes competitive tennis and good sportsmanship. There are spring and fall leagues at three levels.
Inquire at Seoul Club, Hyatt, or call FOCUS
leave Email:
Swedish Women's Educational Association
For upcoming activities, please check
South African Ladies (SAL's)
Contact: Amelia Bloomer (599-4374)
St. Andrews Society of Seoul (Scottish Society)
Scottish Dancing Practices every Wednesday in April and May and September to November, from 7: 30 p.m. to 10: 00 p.m. and March to May. Newcomers are always welcome
Contact: Gavin Mackay
USO (US Service Organization)
Classes and tours are available to the public.
Volunteers are always needed.
Tel: 795-3028
Wine Connoisseurs Club
The aim of this club is to learn about and appreciate wines from around the world while meeting new friends. Wine tasting takes place in a wine cellar near Ehwa Women's University.
Contact: Ken Kim (695-7576 or 011-479-7843)

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