Seoul seeks foreigners for daily life assessmentThe Seoul Metropolitan Government is seeking 100 foreign residents living in Seoul to provide feedback on the difficulties non-Koreans face here in their daily lives, and to recommend solutions for future policy initiatives and improvements.
Applications are due March 7, and final candidates will be announced on March 16. Selected representatives will work from April to December as a “window” for foreign residents in Seoul to pinpoint difficulties non-Koreans face in their daily lives in the city and provide solutions for them.
Foreigners who have lived in Seoul for more than a year and are capable of speaking either Korean or English are eligible to apply.
Those chosen will also be given opportunities to learn about Korean history and culture, and participate in city affairs in order to familiarize them with Seoul. They will also work with the Korea Fire Safety Association to raise safety awareness among foreigners in the city.
For their contributions, they will be granted a certificate of appointment, with their activities partially funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Last year, the city selected 70 foreigners from 29 countries, as well as 10 Korean translators.
For more information and to obtain an application form, visit www.seoul.go.kr or global.seoul.go.kr.
BY SHIN SOO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]