At the police university in the South Korean capital, officers from distant Colombia are being trained in Cybercrime techniques.
The Korean police has received praise for its professionalism and non-violence in dealing with protests, and it shares expertise with at least 69 other countries.
The country, inspired by the global success of its popular culture - K-pop - now wants to export its innovative police programme coined as "K-police wave" as part of the national brand.
But some of the crowd control measures have attracted criticism.
Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from the capital, Seoul.