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Following is information on a number of expat clubs and associations. If one you know is not included in the list below, please send information on the group to info@korea4expats.com.

Association Brazil-Korea* is a non-profit community based organization founded in 2002 to promote the Brazilian culture for the local community, to congregate the Brazilian community and friends of Brazil in Korea. The organization is open to both men and women. Its stated goal is to work towards increasing friendship and cultural exchange between Korea and Brazil. For further information, please call (019) 645 1409 or send an e-mail to brazil_korea@yahoo.com
See also Brazilian Women's Group (Brasileiras Em Seoul) below.

Association des Francophones de Corée (AFC) is open to both men and women. The AFC organizes social events throughout the year for French speakers in Korea. Membership includes a free subscription to their bi-monthly cultural magazine Le Petit Echotier. Email: AccueilAFC@yahoo.fr

American Women's Club of Korea (AWC) is open to women of all countries who wish to gather for friendship, cultural, charitable and social activities. US passport holders and also offers associate memberships to women from other nations as well. AWC helps you connect with the U.S. in Korea and  discover the best of what Korea has to offer through monthly coffees, lunches, planned social activities and events. If you have any questions or need information, contact awc.korea.seoul@gmail.com..

Australian and New Zealand Association of Korea (ANZA) holds its monthly Coffee Morning at 10:00 a.m. every third Tuesday at the Paris Bar and Grill, Grand Hyatt Hotel. ANZA organizes various events including the Melbourne Cup Ball. RSVP to ANZA activities at events@anzakorea.com.

Brasileiras Em Seoul (Brazilian Women's group) meets every third Tuesday of the month and can be reached at alocoreia@gmail.com.  

Brazilian Community is a group of Brazilians that meets twice a month, once over lunch and once over a dinner.  If there is a special something going on, the group meets a third time. Contact: bomdiaseul@gmail.com

British Association of Seoul
(BASS) is a social group for British expatriates and all nationalities.
BASS activities include monthly meetings, coffee mornings  and the annual Queen’s Birthday Ball.
For more information, contact info@britishseoul.com.


Canadian Women's Club  - not currently active.

Cercle Franco–Coreen (CFC) is for French speaking expatriates and Korean women willing to promote cultural exchanges between the two communities. The CFC offers monthly coffee mornings, and tours and events. E-mail: michellebutez@gmail.com 

Czech Club can be contacted via e-mail: irenasm@hotmail.com

Club Iberoamericano brings Spanish-Speakers from various countries together once a month, at 1:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month: latinclubseoul@hotmail.com

Club Italia meets at 13:00 every Sunday for lunch on the premises of the Franciscan School in Hannam-dong. The lunch costs W15,000 and is open to everyone.

Dutch Club "Hendrik Hamel" organizes the annual Orange Ball. Contact: President lona Wirahadiraksa (744-6751 or 019-498-0705) or info@hamelkorea.com or hamelkorea@hotmail.com

Ethiopian Community in South Korea is a non-profit organization free from political and religious activities whose main vision is to maintain a vibrant and active Ethiopian Community in South Korea. Address: 1229-4, 5F, Gaepo-do, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. Tel: 02-578-7777. The organisation can be reached via email: ethiopianinkorea@gmail.com

Friendly Ladies (Diplomats’ Wives Group) is an international group open to Diplomats' Wives only. The group holds a monthly coffee morning and a monthly tour.

German Club is open to those with working knowledge of the German language. The Club offers monthly Coffee Morning, Tours and Events.

Grupo Hispanoamericano brings together Spanish-speaking people in Seoul. The club can be reached via grupohispanoamericano@gmail.com

Hippie-Korea brings together Expats and Koreans to create a fun, cultural community without any commercial or religious or intention other than providing a venue for socialilzing and having fun while in Korea or for learning more about the local culture. Activiites include leisure and adventure tours, volunteering at a Suwon seniors nursing home, craft classes, guided culture tours with experts such as Professor David Mason, and more. Based in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Hippie Korea organises activities in and around Seoul. Contact: hippiekoreacommunity@gmail.com

Indian Women's Club "Annapurna" meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at the Indian Ambassador's Residence. Contact: Indian Embassy for details (798-4257) or email: Annapurna.seoul@gmail.com

International Spouses of Koreans Association (ISKA) is a network of  foreign women (mainly) and men with Korean spouses. Members are from over 30 countries.Contact: 
contact.iska@gmail.com

Irish Association of Korea  promotes Irish culture in Korea by organizing events of interest to Irish people in Korea, and that are opportunities for Koreans and other people living in Korea to experience and learn more about Irish life. Among other events, it organizes the St. Patrick's Day festival in which over 6,000 people participate in Seoul every year. While most of the members are from Ireland, some are also from Korea and the U.S. Anyone interested in Ireland and things Irish is welcome to join.Meets monthly. E-mail irishassociationkorea@gmail.com.

KH Toastmasters is a public speaking and social networking group operating for both Koreans and foreign nationals here in the north end of Seoul. Join us to practice your public speaking, improve your English, or just to meet other interesting professional people here in Korea. We meet every Tuesday, between 8pm-10pm in Hyehwa-dong (Hyehwa Station, Line 4, #420 - exit #4). For more information and directions check out our website KH Toastmaster or email vppr.khtoastmasters@gmail.com


Mexican Community Group brings together families on the second Sunday of every month. Contact: Mexican Embassy, Tel: 798-1694/5

The Nordic Club, Seoul (NC) was established in 1969 (previously known as Nordic Women's Club) and is open to all who have a link to or simply are interested in one of the five Nordic countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The goal of NC is to create social and cultural events for the members and to raise funds for charity. The official language of the club is English and the club is open to women and men. See the NC website for upcoming activities.

Overseas Chinese Women’s Club (OCWC) meets about once a month and is open to all women who want to learn about Chinese culture, make new friends, share their talent and enjoy good food. Chinese is spoken at the meetings, but as more than a third of the women speak English, one of them will interpret for non-Chinese speakers. Contact: ocwckr@hotmail.com

Russian Community in Korea offers networking opportunities for female and male from Russia. 

Seoul International Women's Association (SIWA) is open to women of all nationalities. Its monthly Coffee Mornings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except July) at the Conrad Hotel in Yeoido (new venue as of August 2013).  SIWA organizes an annual charity bazaar in collaboration with the diplomatic community and national associations in Seoul. Among its many other activities are twice-yearly classes for members by members referred to as Interest Groups or Enrichment Classes.

Seoul Moms&Kids Group is a community for foreign moms and their kids in Seoul. The group tries to have meetings every week at somebody's home (moms take turns hosting). The children's ages varies from 5 months to 5 years. Its major objectives are to:

- Allow moms the opportunity to find and meet other moms
- Raise questions to and seek answers from the Moms and Tots community on taking care of children in Korea
- Organize special gatherings on important holidays
- Allow for exchange and donation of baby and toddler items (clothes, toys, strollers, etc.) when no longer needed by other members of the community.
Contacts: seoulmomsandkids@gmail.com 

St. Andrew’s Association of Seoul offers Scottish Dancing Practices every Wednesday in April and May and September to November, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and March to May in preparation for the St. Andrew’s Ball (November) and the Muckleshunter (May). Newcomers are always welcome.
Gavin MacKay email:
mackay@korea.com

The South African Friendship Group (SAFG) is a voluntary, social organization run by an elected committee. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the South African community.
Contact Anerie Huisamen at
safgkorea@yahoo.com. Tel: 010-4611-0892

Swedish Women's Educational Association is open to Swedish women. E-mail: sweaseoul@yahoo.com

GROUPS OUTSIDE SEOUL:
Busan International Women's Association (BIWA) is an Association that exists to extend friendship and support to international women living in the Busan Kyungsang Namdo area. The groups meets at Starbucks opposite the Busan Aquarium on the 4th Wednesday of the month between 9:30AM and 12:00 Noon. Members and non-members are welcome. For more information contact biwadove@yahoo.co.uk

Daegu International Women's Association (DIWA) is a private, nonprofit organisation of foreign and Korean women living in the Daegu area. DIWA is also a charitable organization and donates funds to needy institutions in the Daegu area. In adddition to its regular luncheon every 4th Thursday (10:30 to 1:30), DIWA also organizes varous classes and other activities for its members. For more information  contact webmaster@diwakorea.com

KOTESOL:  The organisation provides workshops and professional information for teacher of English in a number of areas around Korea. KOTESOL stands for Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. There are ten chapters around the country, each providing a range of services for its members: Busan-Gyaongnam, Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Daejeon-Chungcheong, Gangwon, Gwangju-Jeonnam, Jeju, Jeonju-North Jeolla, Seoul, Suwon-Gyeonggi, and Yongin-Gyeonggi.

K4E Editor: We try to make the information on Korea4Expats.com as complete and accurate as possible, so if you notice any errors or omissions in the content above, please let us know at info@korea4expats.com.

Last Updated on 2016-10-22


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