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Basketball group scores big with online support

GOAT basketball players pose at a fund-raiser tournament for a local children’s welfare center. GOATCombining sport with fun and a little community goodwill, “GOAT” has quickly become one of the mo...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:43

Lecture on perils of Seoul’s urban development

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch will host a lecture on Tuesday by urban explorer Jon Dunbar on Seoul’s fast-paced urban development. The lecture will focus on unfair evictions, resistance movements and issues of design and preservation. Dunbar finds fault with the standardization o...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:42

Busan eFM runs third annual expat DJ contest

Busan eFM will hold its third annual expat DJ Contest this year, with the final to be held at a beach dance party.A preliminary online round is open until Sunday for contestants to submit a 7-10 minute YouTube audition video. Seven finalists will then be chosen to perform at Gwangalli Beac...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:41

French Chamber to host Bastille Day gala

The French-Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the French Embassy in Korea will be hosting their annual Bastille Day event on July 14. Bastille Day, France’s National Day, commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of absolute monarchy in France. The...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:41

Networking event for would-be entrepreneurs in Seoul

The Yeoido Global Business Center will be running an “Open-Mic Networking Session” for foreigners interested in starting a business in Korea and to learn from experienced entrepreneurs on July 10. Justin McLeod, CEO of World Markets Korea, and Aurelien Laine, CEO of AJP Productions, will...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:40

Expat’s children’s book blends lessons on language, patience

A page from “Worth the Wait,” with illustrations by Sol LeeBlending luscious illustrative messages about patience, Ilsan-based writer Georgia Scott has recently released “Worth the Wait,” a childr...

Updated : 2015.07.01 18:40

Alleycon seeks to make Gwangju Korea’s ‘geek capital’

Looking to make Gwangju the geek capital of Korea, Alleycon is returning this fall, with plans to be bigger than ever.The event is in its third year, with 60 people coming to the first one and 225 to ...

Updated : 2015.06.24 18:39

'The Clowns' explores the contortions of an outsider coming in

How much should an outsider give up to become part of society’s inner circle? That is the main theme of Kim Tae-woong’s award-winning play “The Clowns,” Busan English Theatre Association’s next p...

Updated : 2015.06.24 18:36

'Mirror Mirror' exhibition to launch expat artists site

Art Network Korea will be launching its website with an exhibition of self-portraits in Seoul to start this week.“Mirror Mirror” will feature work by 15 visual artists from six countries, all lookin...

Updated : 2015.06.24 18:30

Ulsan expats run short play marathon

Want to see dozens of plays but don’t have the time? Ulsan expats might find the solution in the Industrial Theater Troupe’s “A Lighter Shade of Black.” Based on an idea by the Neo Futurists theat...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:58

Expat novel looks at the ultimate transition

The expatriate experience is often typified as one of transition. While many settle down in their new homes, others use the time abroad to make a turning point in their lives. But a new novel by Giaco...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:56

Korea bloggers take in tour of Hwaseong Fortress

Seoul’s Senior Public Diplomacy Group led 40 Korea-based bloggers, photographers and foreign correspondents on a tour of Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Saturday.The Senior Public Diplomacy Group, a Foreign Ministry-affiliated nonprofit organization, to promote the UNESCO W...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:55

Hagwon lawsuit calls time on independent contractors

A group of teachers at Chungdahm International, a nationwide chain of English academies or hagwon, has won recognition as employees in a case taken to the Supreme Court.The case entitles the teachers to compensation for unpaid severance pay and other benefits.Chungdahm, which refused to co...

Updated : 2015.06.17 19:54

Film fest to explore expat experiences

A new independent film festival will kick off in Seoul next week with a focus on the expatriate experience.The Korea Expat Film Festival KIXFF kicks off Thursday, with a lineup of nine feature-length ...

Updated : 2015.06.10 19:42

Orphanage volunteer wins Michael Simning award

Chosun University English professor Al Barnum has won the first Michael Simning Community Award for his work volunteering at Sungbin Orphanage. The award was created by a group of Gwangju residents in...

Updated : 2015.06.10 19:41