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  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Operates Cultural Exchange Programs for Korean Nationals and Foreigners

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government is running diverse programs, in which both foreigners and Korean nationals can take part together, at seventeen foreigner assistance facilities in the City, including the Seoul Global Centers.

    The Yeonnam Global Village Center, which is located in Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, an area with a large ethnic Chinese community, is running a Korean-Foreigner Language Exchange Mentoring program. For further information, please dial (+82-2-6406-8151), send an email to na02com@sba.seoul.kr, or visit the facility.

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    Among the programs for children, the Itaewon Global Village Center in Itaewon, which has a large foreign population composed of diverse nationalities, is operating a regular Korean and Foreign Children Exchange program. The participation fee is set at only 2,000 won per child. To participate, please dial (+82-2-2199-8884), send an email to sarahjang@sba.seoul.kr, or visit the facility and apply. Additionally, the center will operate a volunteer activity program through which foreigners and Korean nationals will have an opportunity to jointly conduct volunteer activities, including scheduled visits to welfare facilities such as the Yongsan-gu Welfare Center for the Disabled on June 10 and Haesimwon on June 27.

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    The Seorae Global Village Center in Banpo-dong, where there is a large French population, has a wide variety of programs for experiencing Korean culture. To participate in the programs, please dial (+82-2-2155-8916) or send an email to seorae@sba.seoul.kr.

    Diverse lectures and tour programs are also available for foreign migrant workers and multicultural families, who have relatively little time to take care of their children.

    The Seongdong Migrants’ Center will offer an Education Session on Game and Internet Addition Prevention for the Children of Migrant Workers on June 22 to help children of migrant worker and multicultural families, while the Yeongdeungpo Global Village Center will take forty children from multicultural families on a tour of the Security Exhibition Hall in Yongsan-gu.