SMOE Locations

SMOE places teachers into different areas and districts around the capital city of Seoul. These Districts are referred to as ‘gu’s. Seoul is made up of a total of 25 different districts. Each district has its own governing office as well as its own distinct history and culture. From the bustling business district of Seocho to the college neighborhoods of Seodaemun, Seoul is truly an exquisite showcase of contemporary Korean living and culture.

*Please note that Gangnam is operated under a seperate office of education and recruits its own teachers through a separate process.

SMOE Operated Districts

Seoul District Population
Dobong-gu 349,000
Dongdaemun-gu 347,000
Dongjak-gu 397,000
Eunpyeong-gu 451,000
Gangbuk-gu 324,000
Gangdong-gu 466,000
Gangseo-gu 547,000
Geumcheon-gu 243,000
Guro-gu 417,000
Gwanak-gu 521,000
Gwangjin-gu 368,000
Jongno-gu 156,000
Jung-gu 131,000
Jungnang-gu 403,000
Mapo-gu 369,000
Nowon-gu 587,000
Seocho-gu 393,000
Seodaemun-gu 314,000
Seongbuk-gu 458,000
Seongdong-gu 296,000
Songpa-gu 647,000
Yangcheon-gu 469,000
Yeungdeungpo-gu 396,000
Yongsan-gu 227,000