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Monthly Activities
(June 2024)

K-pop Dance Course for Kids

20240604-0806_K-pop Dance Course for Kids

Every Tuesday from June 4th until August 6th (for 10 weeks) from 4:00pm to 5:50pm, Itaewon Global Village Center and Seoul Global Youth Educational Center will host "K-pop Dance Course for Kids." Kids aged 9 to 15 years old are welcome to join the class where a professional K-Pop Dance Instructor will teach them various K-pop Dance moves (*roughly around 5 famous songs).

Age limit: those who were born in 2008 to 2015

Please note that students should complete the whole course.

The whole course is FREE of charge, and it will be taught in English.

If you want to join this course, please fill out the google form: https://forms.gle/WmxfsW3bXzge6CSm8

Beef Bulgogi over Rice with Lotus Root Cooking Class

20240605_Beef Bulgogi over Rice with Lotus Root Cooking Class

Itaewon Global Village Center, together with Korean Food Promotion Institute, is hosting a Korean cooking class on June 5, 2024 (Wed) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Hansik Space Eum (near Anguk Station). For this class, we will be learning how to make a simple yet comforting Korean dish: Beef Bulgogi over Rice with Lotus Root.

"Deopbap" (덮밥) comes from 2 different words: "deop" (which means to cover) and "bap" (which means rice) - literally a bowl of rice topped with some sort of topping. Deopbaps have been part of Korean cuisine for decades. While there are exceptions, deopbap generally is a rice bowl type where a little bit of saucy toppings is eaten with a spoonful of rice without being completely mixed like bibimbap. This time, we will put beef bulgogi and lotus root over rice.

FOOD ALLERGY WARNING: (*Please take note of these ingredients before signing-up for the class. Hansik Space Eum WILL NOT make any changes on the recipe.) The ingredients that will be used for this class is as follows: rice, beef, lotus root, pyogo mushroom (golden oak mushroom), onion, sesame seed oil, sesame seed, perilla leaves, soy sauce, sugar, starch syrup, cooking rice wine, green onion, garlic

The participation fee for this class is 11,000 won. Advanced payment for the class is REQUIRED. I will email you all the details (including payment details) once you have completed the registration.

This class is open to foreign residents aged 16 years and above.

Language of Instruction: ENGLISH only

If you wish to register to this class, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/kfzNtKFx56dyqTPv8

YSWC English Conversations with Seniors

20240612_YSWC English Conversations with Seniors

Itaewon Global Village Center will help out at the Yongsan Senior Welfare Center on June 12, 2024 (Wed) from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We are looking for volunteers that can join us that day.

One of the programs of Yongsan Senior Welfare Center is an English class to help retired seniors practice their English language ability. Most of the seniors who are part of the class were professionals during their younger days, and most of them have a good command of the English language. However, as time passes and due to the lack of people they can converse with, most of them have forgotten how to use the language. Through this class, they aim to regain the confidence they used to have. By volunteering, you will be able to help them practice their English speaking skills. You don’t need to be a native English speaker to join. (BUT OF COURSE, THE ABILITY TO CONVERSE IN ENGLISH FLUENTLY IS REQUIRED.) Don’t worry if you cannot speak Korean.

If you want to be one of the volunteers, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/dwj6D2cj1r2pVAzc6

YSWC Cafeteria Volunteering Team

20240614&18_YSWC Cafeteria Volunteering Team

Itaewon Global Village Center is looking for volunteers to help out at Yongsan Senior Welfare Center. They need volunteers to help at their in-house kitchen on June 14th and 28th (both Fridays) from 10:30AM to 1:00PM.

Yongsan Senior Welfare Center is located in Hannam-dong, and they cater to Korean elderly where the elderly can congregate, participate in various activities, and unwind. The center is also home to a cafeteria where elderly folks have their lunch. They feed about 300-400 Korean grandmas & grandpas. They require assistance with food distribution, kitchen cleanup, and helping elderly people with mobility issues. Your assistance is needed because they lack the manpower to help out at the cafeteria.

If you want to be one of the volunteers, register by filling out the form: https://forms.gle/jdQsdPtj6nUqUaATA

Basic Labor Law Seminar for G-1 Visa Holders & Refugee Workers

20240615_Basic Labor Law Seminar for G-1 Visa Holders & Refugee Workers

Itaewon Global Village Center will hold the "[ItaewonGVC] Basic Labor Law."

▶ Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 2-5pm
▶ Venue: Itaewon Global Village Center (6 minutes’ walk from Itaewon subway station Exit 1)
-Address: B1, 54-14, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(Korean) 서울시 용산구 이태원로 27가길 54-14 지하1층
-Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/7iVritwua1zbNX8d8
-Naver map: https://naver.me/F5CRtUg9
-Kakao map: https://kko.to/ikaJEU5QZZ

▶Targets: Employment in Korea (For G-1 / Refugees / Paper / even Illegal)
▶ Contents (It is about very basic labor law):
- About Tejikum (severance pay)
- Minimum wage
- Illegal dismissal

▶ Insturctor: Jeon, Rakjoon Attorney
▶ Free and open to everyone. Foreigners and anybody in need of assistance welcome.
▶ Registration: https://forms.gle/KusqU8mGqV7BboKPA
Shorten URL: bit.ly/basiclabor
*Language: Easy English with French translation

*Inquiries: Grace (yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr / 02-2199-8884)

Free Medical Check-up

20240615_Free Medical Check-up

Itaewon Global Village Center will hold the "Free Internal Medicine Clinic for All 내과 무료검진 안내" offered by C.C.C. Agape Medical Volunteer Group (아가페의료봉사단).

▶ Date/Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00am-11:30am (Reception will finish at 11:30am)

*Please note that reservations take priority and that walk-ins receive second priority. Those who visit us on the day without reservation can only receive a check-up if there are any no-show.

▶ Venue: Itaewon Global Village Center (6 minutes’ walk from Itaewon subway station Exit 1)
-Address: B1, 54-14, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(Korean) 서울시 용산구 이태원로 27가길 54-14 지하1층
-Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/7iVritwua1zbNX8d8
-Naver map: https://naver.me/F5CRtUg9
-Kakao map: https://kko.to/ikaJEU5QZZ

▶ Contents: Basic internal medicine clinic on Digestion problems, cold including free medication (etc: dressing on injury, basic ENT..)
No X-ray / No CT Scan available. Also, hospital referral certificate or prescription CANNOT be issued.
▶ All procedures are free of charge (No insurance is required)
▶ Foreigners and anybody in need of assistance are welcome.

▶ Registration: https://forms.gle/Bz3y3izJC7PQoEox7
Shorten URL: bit.ly/fmcitaewon

*Language: Korean (with English translation)
*Inquiries: Grace (yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr / 02-2199-8884)

Cooking with the Elderly: Gungjung Tteokbokki

20240618_Cooking with the Elderly: Gungjung Tteokbokki

Itaewon Global Village Center and Yongsan Senior Welfare Center will hold a special cultural exchange event, “Global Culture Trip: Gungjung Tteokbokki (Royal Court Rice Cake)” on June 18 (Tuesday), from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Korean grandmas and grandpas will guide you on how to cook this royal cuisine.

Foreign participants and Korean elderly people will be making Gungjung Tteokbokki (Royal Court Rice Cake) together. Gungjung Tteokbokki (Royal Court Rice Cake) is the traditional version of tteokbokki. Gungjung means “royal court” in Korean. Unlike today's spicy red version, this traditional version is mildly flavored with a soy sauce based sauce. As such, it’s also called “ganjang tteokbokki”. Ganjang is soy sauce.

This version of stir-fried rice cakes dates back to the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). As the name suggests, it was part of the royal cuisine and regarded as a high class dish – an interesting contrast to the modern spicy version which is pretty much street food.

One story behind the origin of this royal dish is that it was inspired by japchae (stir-fried starch noodles with vegetables) and created to help regain the King’s appetite. In fact, gungjung tteokbokki is also known as tteokjapchae perhaps because it is made similarly to japchae.

**FOOD ALERGY WARNING: basic ingredients that will be used in this event are as follows:
-Tteokbokki rice cake, zucchini, eggplant, beef, fresh shiitake mushroom, onion, green pepper, carrot, tuna liquid, sugar syrup, mirin, sesame oil, pepper, sesame seeds, soy sauce, garlic, sugar

This class will be held near Hannam Station (Gyeongui Jungang Line). The event is free of charge but registration is a must. Please note that since we will be interacting with Korean grandmas and grandpas, foreigners (aged 18 and above) who can speak Korean is a priority.

Once you register, specific details including basic ingredients, etc. will be sent to you.

To register, fill out the form through the link:https://forms.gle/K2vdCWzeRnBQWSTz7
or scan the QR code on the poster

Saetgang Ecological Park Volunteering

20240619_Saetgang Ecological Park Volunteering

Itaewon Global Village Center is looking for volunteers to help clean-up Saetgang Ecological Park / Saetgang Forest on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.

By volunteering, you will help with various activity to manage the Saetgang Forest and Yeouido Saetgang Ecological Park. We will manage the trails in the forest by getting rid of weeds, wild grasses, and other plants that are deemed disturbance to ecological life in the forest. We will also plant some tree to help create biotope, and so on.

All volunteers must wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the activity. All personal protective equipment and work tools will be provided on the day of the activity.

If you want to be one of the volunteers, register by filling out the form: https://forms.gle/Q9YiVjVg1SKgtXhQ7 (or scan the QR code on the poster)

⇒ Volunteer Certificates can be issued if needed. If you have a 1365 ID, please include that and your DOB when you register.
⇒ Please be advised that Itaewon GVC does NOT provide any kind of visa sponsorship, an official invitation for immigration purposes, accommodation, or compensation for these volunteer activities.

Seodaemun Seniors' English Club Volunteering

20240620_Seodaemun Seniors' English Club Volunteering

Itaewon Global Village Center will help out at the Seodaemun Senior Welfare Center on June 20, 2024 (Thurs) from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. We are looking for volunteers that can join us that day.

Seniors who have been attending Seodaemun Senior Welfare Center has requested Itaewon GVC to gather volunteers who can help them improve their English speaking skills as well as boost their confidence when speaking English language. Hence, they are looking for 15-20 volunteers.


By volunteering, you will be able to help them practice their English speaking skills. You don’t need to be a native English speaker to join. (BUT OF COURSE, THE ABILITY TO CONVERSE IN ENGLISH FLUENTLY IS REQUIRED.) Don’t worry if you cannot speak Korean.

Open to FOREIGN volunteers aged 18 years old and above.

If you want to be one of the volunteers, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/hYaM9972YKciiJHNA

EM Air Freshener and Mosquito Repellent Making Class

20240628_EM Air Freshener and Mosquito Repellent Making Class

Itaewon Global Village Center will hold the "EM air Freshener and Mosquito Repellent Making Class."

▶Date/Time: June 28, 2024 (Friday) 2pm~4pm
▶Venue: Itaewon Global Village Center(Itaewon subway station line 6, Exit 1)
▶Capacity: 16 people
▶Fee: 10,000 KRW (for 100ml of EM air freshener and 50ml of Mosquito repellent + 500ml of EM liquid)
▶Contents: Learn about EM(Effective Microorganisms) by making 500ml of EM liquid and make 100ml of EM air freshener and 50ml of Mosquito repellent. EM products are nature and body friendly.

▶What participants to prepare: 500ml of empty water bottle to make EM liquid.

▶Registration: https://forms.gle/VHgKWLQMoysztwG99
Shorten URL: bit.ly/emspray

*Language: Korean (with English translation)
*Inquiries: Grace (yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr / 02-2199-8884)

Jjok Dyeing Class: Mini Scarf

20240704_Jjok Dyeing Class: Mini Scarf

Itaewon Global Village Center will hold the “Jjok Dyeing Class: Mini Scarf."

▶Date/Time: July 4, 2024 (Thursday) 2pm~4pm
▶Venue: Venue close to Dongmyo subway station (line1,6) Exit 2
▶Capacity: 20 people
▶Fee: 15,000 KRW (per scarf)
▶Contents: 쪽(Jjok) is Natural indigo polygonum in Korean. Jjok is known for having the features of antibiotic, cool down the body temperature and relieving atopic/allergic symptoms and insomnia. Pattern comes out differently following the way of tying, so you will be able to make your own pattern following the various technics.

▶Registration: https://forms.gle/srecsikphft1avLV9
Shorten URL: bit.ly/jjokscarf

*Language: Korean (with English translation)
*Inquiries: Grace (yjheo1@yongsan.go.kr / 02-2199-8884)

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