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Dreaming big, expats open hagwon chain

From humble beginnings, franchise grows to 47 schools in just 18 months The huge English-language education industry in Korea has inspired many expats to dream of opening their very own “hagwon,” ...

Updated : 2011.02.15 20:01

COME TOGETHER: SEOUL PLAYERS

• Name of Club: Seoul Players • Location(s): Itaewon, Seoul • Number of members: 10 board members, plus an ever-expanding number of actors, musicians, artists, designers, writers, technicians...

Updated : 2011.02.15 18:57

Fermentation Celebration to offer feast in Seoul

Small-scale producers are to offer an array of locally fermented goods at a Seoul bar. The city’s first ever “Fermentation Celebration” is to introduce a variety of home-made produce including bread...

Updated : 2011.02.15 18:42

Ruling leaves F-2 visa applicants stranded

Citizens of America, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand all struggled to obtain the F-2 spouse visa this year, as the required documentation ceased to be available. Until Dec. 31, embassies...

Updated : 2011.02.15 18:38

Expat climbers work to conserve routes

For expat rock climbers, the unique beauty of Korean mountain ranges has a way of stealing their hearts. “The places I often go to have become very special to me. These are beautiful places packed ...

Updated : 2011.02.15 18:38

V-Day Seoul backs women’s charities

By Paul Kerry V-Day Seoul will hold a string of events from Feb. 19 until April 17 to support charities that help women who face violence and discrimination. Highlights include an art auction featu...

Updated : 2011.02.08 18:53

Come together: SIWA

This is a series introducing associations and clubs for expats. This week, Expat Living spoke to Kim Hye-jin of Seoul International Women’s Association ― Ed. ● Name of Club : Seoul Internationa...

Updated : 2011.02.08 18:21

Laughing Tree embraces thriving expat art scene

U.S. couple open gallery, promote artistic collaboration Haebangcheon and Gyeongnidan have been experiencing a renaissance lately as imaginative cafes, bars and restaurants have sprung up and creati...

Updated : 2011.02.08 17:59

Human rights forum, workshop on Feb. 22-25

The 6th Asia Human Rights Forum will take place on Feb. 22, followed by the 7th Workshop for Young Human Rights Activists from Feb. 23-25 at Korea University’s Graduate School of International Studie...

Updated : 2011.02.08 17:58

A Korean by choice

Nation’s 100,000 naturalized citizen tells of ‘becoming’ Korean Professor Kumar from India tells The Korea Herald about living in Korea for 31 years and obtaining Korean citizenship. ― Ed. Thir...

Updated : 2011.02.08 17:54

Photographer documents Daegu indie scene

‘Sound and Fury’ exhibition exposes best of city’s grassroots music shows DAEGU ― Fans of independent music are not always well-catered to in Korea, in the midst of the ever-powerful K-pop indus...

Updated : 2011.02.01 18:14

Geoje Foreign Residents Association

• Name of Club: Geoje Foreign Residents Association • Location(s): The white building adjacent to the Admiral Hotel in Okpo, on Geoje Island in South Gyeongsang Province. The club house is locat...

Updated : 2011.02.01 17:56

Hongdae dance studio offers English classes

A new dance studio is to open in Seoul’s Hongdae area. All classes at the Dream Dance Studio are to be taught in English seven days a week, and will start Feb. 7. Belly dancing will be the main fea...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:05

Start-up school helps expats open businesses

The idea of starting a small or medium-sized business in Korea for a foreigner can be daunting. In addition to language difficulties, Korea is also the home of the “chaebol,” powerful business con...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:05

ATEK appoints new PR officer

Rachel Bailey, 24, has been appointed as the National Communications Officer for the Association for Teachers of English in Korea. Bailey has been teaching in Busan since July and is a graduate of t...

Updated : 2011.02.01 16:04