Group Info & Team Leaders


On any given day, SIWA members – often with their friends and family – are learning something new, discovering a hidden talent, sharing their experiences or giving back to the community through one of SIWA’s Interest Groups or Tours.

Whether it is a one-day outing or a monthly gathering, join in the fun through one of these SIWA member – organized and – led activities. Online advance registration is required.

If you would like to create a new Interest Group, please contact us here.


Book Club meets once a month to discuss a book chosen by the group. These casual gatherings enable members with different backgrounds to share their thoughts and cultures with each other, all of which make for a deeper understanding of the book.

Books are announced in advance.
Exclusive to members.

Event Date
BC: Two gentlemen on the beach by Michaël Köhlmeier

This month’s book is “Two gentlemen on the beach” by Michaël Köhlmeier

  • Fri, September 14, 2018 1:30 PM
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BC: The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam

This month’s book is “The Story of a Brief Marriage” by Anuk Arudpragasam.

  • Fri, October 12, 2018 1:30 PM
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BC: The buried giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

This month’s book is “The buried giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Fri, November 9, 2018 1:30 PM
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BC: The eight mountains by Paolo Cognetti

This month’s book is “The eight mountains” by Paolo Cognetti

  • Fri, December 14, 2018 1:30 PM
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BC: My own words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This month’s book is “My own words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg”

  • Fri, January 11, 2019 1:30 PM
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BC: Old school by Tobias Wolff

This month’s book is “My own words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Fri, February 1, 2019 1:30 PM
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BC: Our happy time by Jiyoung Kong

This month’s book is “Our happy time” by Jiyoung Kong

BC: The door by Magda Szabo

This month’s book is “The door” by Magda Szabo

BC: The fault in our stars by John Green

This month’s book is “The fault in our stars” by John Green

BC: The winter queen by Boris Akunin

This month’s book is “The winter queen” by Boris Akunin

BC: State of wonder by Ann Patchett

This month’s book is “State of wonder” by Ann Patchett

BC: Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin

This month’s book is “Go tell it on the mountain” by James Baldwin

Community Service

Community Service offers opportunities to lend your time and energy to directly support the good work of numerous local charity organizations. Each community service project is unique with different time commitments and activities.

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
CS: Soup Kitchen Volunteer

Make a difference in someone else’s life at Anna’s House, where 500+ meals are served daily at the soup kitchen for the homeless . We participate every Tuesday in this COMMUNITY SERVICE project, except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

International Culinary Exchange

International Culinary Exchange is a delicious way for SIWA members to use their culinary skills, learn about the food customs of other countries and exchange recipes. The host member teaches the cooking class, either at her home or at another venue. All participants receive cooking instructions and share the prepared meal at the end of the class.

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
ICE: Taste of China

Incheon’s Chinatown is Korea’s only official Chinatown. Join us in a day trip and experience a taste of China!

  • Thu, August 23, 2018 10:00 AM
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Cultural Connection

Cultural Connection aims to foster better understanding and appreciation of each other’s culture. A SIWA member hosts the gathering at either her home or another venue, gives a brief presentation about her home country and shares a traditional snack.

Exclusive to members.

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Korean English Conversation

The Korean-English Conversation group offers the opportunity for Korean speakers to practice their English and for non-Korean speakers to practice their Korean, at different meeting places, such as museums, parks, etc., during lunchtime. Members learn, teach, and encourage each other through casual conversations.

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
Korean-English: Korean Traditional Painting

If you would like to practice speaking Korean or English, please join our conversation group. We will teach and encourage each other through our conversations. Anyone who is willing to practice Korean and English is welcome.

  • Tue, September 18, 2018 11:00 AM
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Moms & Tots / Moms & Kids

Moms and Tots as well as the newly launched Moms and Kids provide an opportunity for “Mom members” to build friendships and meet playmates for your children. Meetings take place at a park or a theme park, indoor playground, members’ homes, kids’ museum or café.

Members hold events for holidays, special occasions like baby shower parties, “Mom’s Night Out,” and more. Ages range from newborn to six years old.

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
Moms and Tots: Gymboree Open Play Gym

Gymboree Hannam is offering a free open play gym hour to SIWA Members with young children (ages 0-60 months). SIWA Members will receive a 10% discount when enrolling in regular Gymboree classes.

Children's Museum of National Museum

Let’s introduce our little ones to Korean history and fine arts through the newest special exhibit at the Children’s Museum of National Museum of Korea. This free exhibit highlights traditional Korean celadon pottery from the Goryeo Dynasty through a variety of interactive displays and unique crafts.

  • Thu, August 30, 2018 10:00 AM
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Moms and Tots: Music and Movement Class

Namsan International Kindergarten invites SIWA Moms and Tots to join a weekly playgroup with a complimentary Music & Movement Class on their preschool campus. Young children from birth to age 3 years old are welcome.

  • Thu, September 6, 2018 9:30 AM
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Photo Club members meet once a month to gain skills in taking more artistic and structured photographs. Activities include photo shoots, gallery tours, technique workshops and peer feedback.

A camera is required.

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
Photo Club: Summer and Celebrations

The photo club is a space to share our work based on the challenge or theme of the moment, give each other constructive criticism and photography tips. Occasionally we might have an invited guest.

  • Tue, August 28, 2018 10:00 AM
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Working Women's Network

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Whether you are dedicated to raising a family, building a career or balancing both – we are all working women. The group meets regularly over dinner at different restaurants in order to accommodate SIWA members and non-members who are better able to meet during the evening.

The gathering features a guest speaker and enables members to network socially and professionally.

Open to members and non-members!

Event Date
WWN: What is Jazz?

Jazz is music that influences a lot and has a history that encompasses the world. We will talk about the roots of Jazz and the characteristics that makes Jazz what it is. 

  • Thu, September 20, 2018 7:00 PM
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