I recently spoke with a young Australian who a few months ago started learning Korean in Seoul. We keep in touch regularly about his progress and his life in Seoul – inevitably I am jealous of his experience –  my first year in Korea (as was my first year in China) was a very significant and…

So you found a great opportunity in Korea and now you need to know how to write a Korean resume in order to apply for the job.  The job advertisement requires you to send a CV to a designated email and or apply online via their career portal – so what do you do? If you have…

  Through the course of teaching English in Korea, Emily Hardwick has gained rich cultural insight – along with a lifelong partner. This video was produced under the Asia Education Foundation’s Asia Skills Videos series. The copyright of this video belongs to the Australia Industry Group.      

  The Pusan National University Winter School provides foreign students with an enriched cultural and educational experience for two and half weeks. The program consists of a series of lectures covering subjects on Korea and various activities including a ski trip, a temple stay and etc. The Program runs from January 19th (Mon) – February 4th (Wed), 2015.…

Alice Slevison from Asia Options sat down with her China Policy colleague Tristan Leonard to discuss his experience as an English teacher in Seoul.     Some background about Tristan… I started out with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies at the University of Tasmania, where I wrote my research paper on Japanese kamakura historiography.…

  Most pictures we now associate with Korea is the shining bright lights of Seoul and Namsan Tower, or the beautiful mountains that span across the entire country. What a lot of people don’t get to see is the more traditional country or rural towns that centre around the Buddhist temples. And, as anyone who…

    As a dynamic metropolis that dwarfs all other cities on the peninsular for size and political clout, Seoul has grown into a mecca for overseas government organisations and foreign companies expanding into the Korea market. However despite the intensity of trade and global cooperation gravitating to one of Asia’s biggest cities, Seoul remains a difficult city for foreigners pursuing non-teaching…

  Prioritising study on exchange can sometimes be difficult and especially for those studying in Seoul. With the combination of affordable food, sol-maek and one-shot culture, Seoul can be a challenge even for the most well-intentioned of students. But despite the exciting nightlife and opportunity to travel, most international students pull through their exams and…

  I recently met with Scott Walker from Tourism Australia to decode his remarkable success in Korea and to ask for advice on behalf of our readers with similar aspirations of working in Korea. In the following article I document Scott Walker’s progression from a student to his current position as Korea Country Manager for Tourism Australia.…

    Thousands of people move around me speaking a language I don’t recognise as they make their way to the multiple escalators going in every direction. Chandelier-style lights drape down from the ceiling, distracting me from the gigantic flight display boards as I try to find out where I am. This is Incheon International…

About the Korea Cultural Office Established in April 2011 (the Year of Friendship between Australia and Korea), the Korea Cultural Office in Sydney aims to strengthen the emotional bond between Australia and Korea through quality contemporary and traditional cultural content.   Internship Program The Korean Cultural Office is looking for committed interns with a friendly…

  About The Organisation The newly created United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) contributes to building, exchanging and facilitating the use of knowledge in support of a faster and broader transition towards sustainable societies. UNOSD specialises on mapping, assessing and improving exchange of knowledge resources, providing guidelines to Member States and the broader policy…

Photo courtesy of Julien Mailler Scholarship Description Each year the Asialink Arts Residency Program sends Australian writers, performers, artists and arts managers to live and work throughout Asia. Since its inception in 1991 the program has sent more than 600 people to hosts in 19 countries. The grant of up to $12,000 goes towards travel,…

  I’d been wanting to visit Korea ever since the K Wave hit me while studying on exchange in Tianjin (China) in 2010. In 2013 I decided to enrol in the Korea University Summer Program for my first K hit and I was won over both by Seoul and the Korea University program!   Curriculum The Korea University Summer…