The objectives of the Chamber are to promote the development of British trade, commerce and investment in the Republic of Korea; to represent the opinion of the British business community in Korea on trade, commerce, finance and industry; and to provide opportunities for British and Korean Chamber members to meet for business and social purposes.
The curriculum at Seoul Foreign British School follows the UK guidelines for the National Primary Strategy in Years Reception to 6 (JK to G5) and The Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for Years 7 to 9 (G6 to G8). On leaving Y9 (G8), students transfer to the High School (IGCSE and IB diploma), home country state or private schools or other international schools. Students have previously gained entrance to private /boarding schools such as Harrow, Millfields and Seven Oaks in the UK and St Paul’s, Philips Exeter Academy, Philips Academy Andover, Groton School and Choate Rosemary Hall in the US.
Located in Banpo, Seocho district, opened in September 2010 and now catering for children from Nursery through Year 8, Dulwich College is a franchise that follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
1330 call center representatives provide all kinds of Korean travel info, and interpret for you via the telephone! Call (02) 1330 (Phone call is not toll-free). Open 24 hours a day.
Korean National Police 313-0842 or Crime Reports 112
The Korean National Police operate a 24 hour, seven day a week Central Interpretation Center where foreigners can report crimes.
Directory Assistance 114
The precise name and address must be given in order to find the corresponding telephone number. Open 24 hours a day.
Interpretation Service 1588-5644
If you have difficulty in communicating with anyone here in Korea, please call 1588-5644. Translation services are available for 17 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malay. Volunteers provide instant translation services.
The Seoul Emergency Medical Information Center provides Seoul and Jeju with first-aid, disease and hospital information for 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. They provide information in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese and trained medical staff provide medical counseling and offer useful medical information.To use this service, dial 1339 without area codes. However, when you call from a mobile phone or outside Seoul, dial 02-1399.if you call 1339 from your mobile, then please remember to have your home address handy if you require an ambulance(they can only recognize where you are calling from if you use your landline).
SIWA is the largest international women's organisation in Korea. SIWA's purpose is to further opportunities for sharing social, cultural, welfare and community interests among women of different nationalities.
The Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch (RASKB) makes getting acquainted with Korea an adventure. The purpose of this non-profit organisation is to enhance understanding of the arts, customs, history, and literature of Korea.
Drinking and driving is never a good idea in any country and Korea is no exception. Korean police are extremely adept at placing breath-test roadblocks at locations that are impossible to avoid once you can see them. Refusal to take the breath-test will result in cancellation of your license. You are legally drunk in Korea when you have a blood-alcohol level of 0.05% or higher. Driving while intoxicated can result in anywhere from your license being suspended for 100 days to being cancelled altogether, and well as you being issued a hefty fine. So Koreans have come up with a convenient service whereby you can hire a driver to drive your car home for you! These saviors are known as a teri oonjon in Korean. Remember, it's always best to get a referral from a friend of a teri oonjon that you can trust.