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: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

This month’s book is “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim.

  • Fri, January 12, 2018 1:30 PM
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Book Club: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

This month’s book is “Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri.

  • Fri, February 9, 2018 1:30 PM
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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 and 4th Tuesday of the month in this COMMUNITY SERVICE project.

  • Tue, December 26, 2017 1:00 PM
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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: Raclette as in the French Alps

In this ICE program we will eat Raclette the traditional way: melted cheese on a hot potato, with cold cuts, cornichons, salad and butter served as side dishes. A glass of dry white wine will complete this meal.

  • Thu, January 18, 2018 11:00 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.

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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
Moms and Tots: Playgroup - Christmas Cookies for Santa

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 Santa.

  • Thu, December 14, 2017 9:30 AM
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Moms and Tots: Postnatal Exercise Class

You have recently given birth and want your body to get back in shape? Then join our Postnatal Exercise Class on a weekly basis exclusive for SIWA moms and babies!

  • Fri, December 15, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Moms and Tots: Playdate before Christmas

Are you looking for a fun place to take your child and meet other SIWA Moms? Let’s meet up at Lilliput! This kids cafe has something for every age, even babies!

  • Thu, December 21, 2017 10:30 AM
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Moms and Tots: Happy New Year!

Are you looking for a fun place to take your child and meet other SIWA Moms? Let’s meet up at Lilliput!

  • Thu, January 4, 2018 10:30 AM
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Moms and Tots: Playgroup - Printing and Stamping

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.

  • Thu, January 11, 2018 9:30 AM
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Moms and Tots: Postnatal Exercise Class

You have recently given birth and want your body to get back in shape? Then join our Postnatal Exercise Class on a weekly basis exclusive for SIWA moms and babies!

  • Fri, January 12, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
Moms and Tots: Playgroup - Be my Valentine!

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.

  • Thu, February 8, 2018 9:30 AM
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Moms and Tots: Playgroup March

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 April

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: Playgroup May

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

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

Exclusive to members.

Event Date
Photo Club: Portrait and Holiday

The photo club will be 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.

  • Thu, December 14, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Photo Club: Self-Portrait and Food

The photo club will be 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.

  • Thu, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
Photo Club: Red and Friendship

The photo club will be 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
  • Register

Photo Club

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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: Portrait and Holiday

The photo club will be 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.

  • Thu, December 14, 2017 10:00 AM
  • Sold Out
Photo Club: Self-Portrait and Food

The photo club will be 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.

  • Thu, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM
  • Register
Photo Club: Red and Friendship

The photo club will be 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
  • Register

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

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