현지 means "on site" when talking about a distant location (abroad)
Very often, it gets combined with other nouns:
그 비행기는 독일에서 현지시각 13시에 이륙했다.
The airplane took off in Germany at 13 o'clock local time.
외국에 나가서 현지인들과 어울리는 것이 가장 빠른 외국어 습득 방법이다.
Hanging out with locals abroad is the fastest way for learning foreign languages.
In your case, a country outside of Korea must have been mentioned previously, and 현지 means that particluar country (on site).