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Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

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By providing a comprehensive support network to foreigners, the Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC) with the help of citizens continuously strives to better its services. To assist foreigners with a smooth transition to life in Busan, the center also offers consultations on a variety of topics, Korean classes, as well as many other services and programs to help foreigners quickly adapt to life in a new city. The BFIC hopes some of these programs provide an opportunity for residents to learn about foreign cultures and languages through international exchanges. Those interested are encouraged to visit the Busan Global Center today and experience the range of services for themselves.

Purpose of Establishment

To promote international exchanges/cooperation with global cities
To enhance the role and status of Busan as a hub city of Northeast Asia
To contribute to Busan's development into a fully-matured globalized city

At a Glance

Service Hours:
  • Monday ~ Friday: 9:00a.m ~ 8:30p.m.
  • Saturday: 09:30 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Sundays and public holidays
Location:
  • Jungang-ro 1000, Yeonje-gu, Busan (National Pension Service 13 Floor) (One minute on foot from City Hall Metro Station, Line 1)
Tel: (051)668-7900
Fax: (051)668-7926
Website: http://www.bfic.kr/new/english/main/main.asp
Busan Global Center Call Center: 1577-7716
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Main Activities

Supporting programs for foreigners residing in Busan:
  • Phone Counseling Center: phone 1577-7716, Monday ~ Friday, 9:00 a.m. ~ 6:00 p.m.
    • General counseling: practical matters and information
    • Professional counseling: legal issues, wages, employment, realty (reservation required) Korean(0), English(1), Chinese(2), Vietnamese(3), Indonesian(4), Russian/Uzbek(5)
  • Interpretation/translation services and Busan Info. Service
  • Korean classes and korean speech contest
  • Scholarships and employment support for foreign students
  • Busan Experience Camp and presentation for international students
  • Foreign Advisory Meeting for International Assistance
  • Publishing the Life in Busan Guidebook and Busan Life Newsletter
International Exchanges and Cooperation with Sister & Friendship Cities:
  • Youth exchange programs, internships
  • Participation in performances and ceremonies in sisterhood cities
  • Busan Familiarization Tour for sisterhood citizens
  • Dispatching overseas volunteers to sisterhood cities
  • Busan Experience Camp and presentation for international students
  • Sisterhood Youth Leadership Camp
  • Continuing cooperative business with Russia; promoting economic exchanges between Busan and Russia
Cultivating a Global Mindset Among Busan Citizens:
  • Running the World Language Classes
  • Korean Language Supporters, BFIC Global Supporters
  • Global Talk, theme classes
  • Running Russian business courses
  • Supporting the International Exchanges of Private Organizations
  • Annual Global Gathering