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
Book Club: Lila by Marilynne Robinson

This month’s book is “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson.

Book Club: The Old King in His Exile by Arno Geiger

This month’s book is “The Old King in His Exile” by Arno Geiger.

Book Club: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

This month’s book is “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov.

Book Club: The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka

This month’s book is “The Lubetkin Legacy” by Marina Lewycka.

Book Club: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

This month’s book is “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Book Club: A gesture life by Lee Chang Rae

This month’s book is “A gesture life” by Lee Chang Rae.

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 1st, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in this COMMUNITY SERVICE project.

  • Tue, February 27, 2018 1:00 PM
  • Register

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: First Full Moon Festival Special

Daeboreum is a Korean holiday that celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar Korean calendar which is the Korean version of the First Full Moon Festival. In this ICE event we will enjoy traditional Daeboreum food.

  • Thu, February 22, 2018 11:30 AM
  • Sold Out
ICE: Pakistani Cuisine

Pakistani Cuisine – we are happy to take you into the world of One Thousand and One Nights and bring you closer to the various tastes of the Middle East.

ICE: Chilean Cuisine

Chile offers a broad variety of seafood and fish dishes and an impressive selection of wine. Come join our journey to South America!

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: Family Life

Korean or English – if you would like to practice speaking one of these languages, please join our conversation group. This month we will talk about family life.

Korean-English: May

Topic: tbd If you would like to practice speaking Korean or English, please join our conversation group. We will teach and encourage (See More)

Korean-English: June

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Korean-English: July

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Moms and Tots provide an opportunity for “Mom members” to build friendships and meet playmates for your children. Meetings take place at a park, indoor playground, 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
Tour: The Various Faces of Gangnam

Take potluck, come along and find out about the buzzing variety of the district on the south side of the Han River!

  • Tue, February 27, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Moms and Tots: Dr. Seuss Fun Fair

SIWA Parents and Kids, let’s meet up at the Dr. Seuss Fun Fair and Market Day! Costume contest, bouncy castle, fun games, crafts, food and prizes! Open for all ages.

Moms and Tots: Musical Playgroup - Animals

Namsan International Kindergarten has invited SIWA Moms and Tots to join a weekly playgroup on their preschool campus. Young children from birth to age 5 years old are welcome.

Moms and Tots: Playgroup - Shamrock Cookie Decorating

Namsan International Kindergarten has invited SIWA Moms and Tots to join a weekly playgroup on their preschool campus. Young children from birth to age 5 years old are welcome. This week we will decorate cookies for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Moms and Tots: Pororo Theme Park

Join SIWA Moms and Tots for a fun day at Pororo Theme Park within Lotte World Jamsil. All ages welcome.

Moms and Tots: Musical Playgroup - Playing outdoors

Namsan International Kindergarten has invited SIWA Moms and Tots to join a weekly playgroup on their preschool campus. Young children from birth to age 5 years old are welcome.

Moms and Tots (MT): Earth Day 2018

April 22 is Earth Day! We shall stroll through Namsan Mountain and have our children run free through the children’s park. Free for SIWA parents and children! All ages welcome.

Moms and Tots: Musical Playgroup - Water

Namsan International Kindergarten has invited SIWA Moms and Tots to join a weekly playgroup on their preschool campus. Young children from birth to age 5 years old are welcome.

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: Red and Friendship

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.

  • Thu, February 22, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Photo Club: Green and Minimalist

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.

Photo Club: Nature and Sitting in a Chair

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.

Photo Club: Blacklit and Nostalgia

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.

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
Tour: Full Moon Festival

Daeboreum (대보름) which means Great Full Moon in Korea celebrates the first full moon of the new year of the lunar calendar – the 15th day of the first month of the lunar new year: in 2018 it is March 2.

WWN: How to improve my image?

An image consultant will provide an insight into her experiences and the way she manages to help people to enhance their lives by fully unfolding their proper images.

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