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Southwest Seoul Global Center is a comprehensive support center offering services to foreign residents in the southwest of Seoul (Yeongdeungpo-gu, Guro-gu, Geumcheon-gu, Gwanak-gu, Dongjak-gu) for a smooth transition into local communities. It provides various services such as counseling, medical check-ups, educational and cultural programs, and community projects for foreign residents residing in the southwest area to lead a happy and stable life as a part of the local community. Also, free space rental is available to aid local community activities. Both Korean and non-Korean residents are welcome to enjoy our facilities.


In 2017, Southwest Seoul Global Center embraces a new start. The Immigrants' Assistance Center "Friend-network" has been selected as the new operational agency for managing Southwest Seoul Global Center. Immigrants' Assistance Center "Friend-network" is a nonprofit organization aspiring to create a harmonious world where individuals can work together as friends to promote peace and uplift the quality of life.


Join us at Southwest Seoul Global Center to create a world dedicated to that most fundamental human right of peaceful coexistence. We will work diligently in our active and ongoing communication with foreign residents and local communities. We will strive to make Southwest Seoul Global Center as a place where human dignity comes first. We must always remember that all of us, at some point in our lives, have been immigrants of a kind forging through new and unknown territory.


Thank you.



Dong Hoon Kim

Executive Director of Southwest Seoul Global Center