Membership in the RASKB, which was founded in 1900, is open to anyone, Korean or non-Korean, who is eager to learn more about Korea through our three major activities:
- cultural excursions
Today the RASKB has several hundred members in Korea as well as many overseas members and friends. Members are from a great variety of professions and jobs, they include both non-Koreans and Koreans. In addition to free admission to the lectures, members receive discounts on RASKB excursions and books, and a free copy of the annual journal Transactions. Members also receive an emailed newsletter listing upcoming cultural excursions, lectures and other information.
We welcome new subscribers to our regular monthly emailed Newsletters. Even if you are not planning to become a member, you might find some of our activities interesting. All you have to do in order to subscribe is click here, fill in the form and submit it. We also sometimes send out a special Overseas Newsletter for our members and friends living away from Korea. If you wish to receive that, please click here.
To join the RASKB or to update your membership information, at the same time as you remit your dues please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing the following information: Your full name, mailing address, email address, telephone, type of membership, date and manner of remitting dues.
When you pay your membership dues, there's an ONLINE option using Paypal, which may be helpful and can be accessed here. You can also use that link if you'd like to make a donation.
If you'd prefer to send your dues by bank transfar, see the information below.
If you live in Korea, you can send your membership in Korean won via bank transfer. Please send your memberships to:
Account # 100-026-383501
Yearly membership dues are as follows:
Individual: 70,000 won
Husband & Wife: 100,000 won
Students: 30,000 won
Lifetime membership dues are as follows:
Individual: 700,000 won
Husband & Wife: 1 million won
NEW Corporate Membership
Annual corporate membership is available for KRW 300,000.
Logo on dedcated corporate members' page of RAS website
RAS members' rate for all excursions (for up to five registered members)
Up to 5 registered attendees free at any one lecture
Free copy of annual journal Transactions
Monthly emailed newsletters for all who wish to receive them
Discounts on book purchases for up to 5 registered members
Overseas membership dues for an individual or a couple are US$ 25 per year or the equivalent in other currency. We ask that overseas members subscribe for a period of 2 years at a time. You can send your membership dues via bank transfer, send a personal check, or use our Paypal account. Overseas members who are currently paid-up members receive a free copy of Transactions each year and are entitled to a discount on book purchases. Our regular email Newsletters are sent to all who wish to receive them, whether or not they are paid up.
To send your membership dues via bank transfer, please send your money to:
Bank name: Shinhan Bank (Yonji-dong Branch)
Bank address: 136-56 Yonji-dong, Chongno-ku, Seoul, South Korea
Account Number: 100-026-383501
Please make personal US dollar checks payable to RAS-KB and mail to the following address:
Room # 611, Korea Christian Building,
136-46 Yeonji-dong, Jongno-ku, Seoul