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.

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Book Club: Red Sorghum by Mo Yan

This month’s book is “Red Sorghum” by Mo Yan.

Book Club: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

This month’s book is “The Pearl That Broke Its Shell” by Nadia Hashimi.

Book Club: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

This month’s book is “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.

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.

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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.

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ICE: Scandinavian Home Style Kitchen

Smörrebröd, gravad lax, smörgåsbord, köttbullar, lingonberries, pyttipanna, snaps… All those words clearly refer to the Scandinavian cuisine. But do you know what is what? During this INTERNATIONAL CULINARY EXCHANGE we have the opportunity to learn about and taste a variety of Scandinavian specialties.

ICE: Cuisine from Uzbekistan

This month we have a wonderful opportunity to learn about Uzbekistan’s culture and cuisine at LazzaT Restaurant. Uzbek cuisine is influenced by several diverse cultures and the various nations who conquered Central Asia. Our meal today will consist of Lamb Grill Shashlik (a main dish), Achik chuchuk (salad) and Uzbek Pilaf (also a main dish). We will finish with Chak Chak as dessert.

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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Cultural Connection: Thai Festival 2017

SIWA Members are invited to visit the Thai Festival 2017 and the small reception hosted by the Thai Embassy. Performances will start at around 6pm during this reception. There will be a fashion show and Muay Thai (Thai boxing) demonstration. After the reception, there will be a cultural performance by young performers.

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.

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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.

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Moms and Tots: Coffee Mingle Playdate (ages 0-8)

SIWA Moms are invited to have coffee and mingle, while our SIWA Tots play! Invite your mommy friends and their children, because the July Coffee Morning Mingle event is open to both members and non-members. Children ages 0-8 years old are welcome!

Moms and Tots: Musical Playgroup (ages 0-3)

SIWA Moms and Tots are invited to join a weekly playgroup with an optional paid music lesson. Young children from birth to age 36 months are welcome. First music lesson is complimentary for SIWA Tots!

Moms and Tots: Halloween Supplies and Toy Shopping

Are you looking for special toys, stationery products, birthday party supplies, Halloween costumes or Christmas gifts this year? Then you must explore Dongdaemun toy and stationary alleys! Optional lunch to follow. Free for SIWA Mommies to attend. No kids required.

SIWA Team for 5K Run/Walk at 15th International Peace Marathon Festival

Join the SIWA Team for a 5K Walk/Run at the 15th International Peace Marathon! Or you can register separately for the 10K, half-marathon or marathon. This event raises money for UNICEF to help children in need around the world and to promote world peace. FREE ENTRY and free event shirts to SIWA members and their families.

Moms and Tots: Halloween Festivities (All Ages)

SIWA Parents & Kids, let’s meet up on Halloween Day for the annual Harvest Market Day! Costume contest, silent auction, vendors, kids crafts, food and more! Kids 2-12 years old 5,000 won includes all-day bouncy castle and trick-or-treating. Free for babies and 1,000 won for 12+ and adults. Open for all ages.

Moms and Tots: Trick Eye Museum

Trick Eye Museum is a new concept of exhibition space where culture and entertainment are combined. Visitors are invited to explore 3D optical illusion paintings and installations. Free admission for children under 36 months.

Moms and Tots: Christmas Train Visit (All Ages)

Let’s visit the annual Christmas Train. It features a stunning display of vintage trains and wagons… Free for SIWA Moms and Tots to attend. We are meeting up on a Sunday so that husbands and other family members may join us for this festive moment.

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, peer feedback and an annual photo exhibition. A camera is required.

Exclusive to members.

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Working Women's Network

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!

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WWN: June Mingle Night

School is wrapping up and summer is on it’s way. Come and join us for lively conversation to further our friendship during our WORKING WOMEN’S NETWORK mingle night. This month, we will meet and have dinner at Pasta Fresca by Trevia, located between Itaewon Station and Hanganjin Station.

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