Welcome to Seoul

New to Seoul? Adjusting to life in Seoul can be difficult at times. Come to a Newcomers event to meet new friends and learn some helpful tips for navigating life as a foreigner in Korea.


Meet & Greet

This social hour is a great time to mingle with fellow newcomers and long-time SIWA members. It's a great opportunity to learn more about SIWA and what's happening in Seoul.

K-orientation

Non-Korean speakers may experience many challenges here. Our orientation series, exclusive to SIWA members, will help you learn vital skills to make your life easier. Find out how to call a taxi, find a bus route, get a points card to your local grocery store, and more.

Upcoming Events


Event Date
SIWA Meet and Greet in May

Newcomers to Seoul, and anyone who would like to learn more about SIWA are invited to attend our monthly Meet and Greet gatherings.

Newcomers: SIWA Membership Drive

Help celebrate SIWA’s new website and let the SIWA Membership Team assist you with your membership registration for 2017-2018.

K-orientation: Survival Korean for Taxis

Non-Korean speakers may experience many challenges here. The K-orientation series will help you learn vital skills to make your life easier in Korea. In this orientation, we will focus on tips and Korean phrases useful for taking a taxi. Afterward, attendees are encouraged to have (optional) lunch together. SIWA Membership is required to attend.

SIWA Meet and Greet in June

Newcomers to Seoul, and anyone who would like to learn more about SIWA are invited to attend our monthly Meet and Greet gatherings.

K-orientation: July 2017

Non-Korean speakers may experience many challenges here. This K-orientation series will help you learn vital skills to make your life easier in Korea. These are held on the 2nd Friday of each month. SIWA Membership is required to attend.

K-orientation: Emart/Shinsegae Points Card

Non-Korean speakers may experience many challenges here. This K-orientation series will help you learn vital skills to make your life easier in Korea. These are held on the 2nd Friday of each month. SIWA Membership is required to attend.

K-orientation: KakaoTaxi for Beginners

Non-Korean speakers may experience many challenges here. This K-orientation series will help you learn vital skills to make your life easier in Korea. These are held on the 2nd Friday of each month. SIWA Membership is required to attend.

K-orientation: October 2017

If you are new to Seoul or new to SIWA, we encourage you to join our Newcomers Meeting. It’s a great chance to get to know a little more about our organization and the city of Seoul. Newcomers Meetings are held 2nd Friday of each month. SIWA Membership is not required to attend.

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