Desi Cochrane on Goshipages & Start-ups in Korea

  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 … Read More

More Than a Hobby – Cycling in South Korea

Cycling is undoubtedly a beautiful way to explore any country – giving you access to picturesque roads and panoramic views inaccessible to cars or public transport. However, it is also an effective way to network and build connections with the … Read More

Launching a Photography Business in South Korea – Insights from Dylan Goldby

Sporting a ponytail and several tattoos, Dylan Goldby does not seem a typical figure you’d expect to encounter in conservative Korean business circles. However, the Australian photographer is well-known within the community and is often the first point of all … Read More

Internship Hunting in South Korea

Interested in building a career in South Korea? Gaining real-life experience in the country is an ideal way to observe and learn the Korean workplace, and completing internships and working in Korea is a great way to get these insights. … Read More

Post-COVID optimism: why Laos is an up-and-coming destination for aspiring Aussie exchange students

Laos has never been a popular education destination for student exchange programs as many favor bustling cities and better known countries. However, the pandemic has forced exchange students to consider the benefits of going to a lesser known destination. Being … Read More

Jacco Zwetsloot’s Tips on Carving Your Niche in Korea

Living as an expat abroad, you typically grow used to the transient nature of the foreign community – as friends and colleagues gradually return home or venture off to pursue new adventures across the globe. But amidst all the comings … Read More

MOOCs and Micro-Credentials: Online Upskilling to Boost Your Asia Literacy

For people around the world, online learning is more than just a passing phase. Open Universities, edX and Coursera have been making education accessible long before COVID-19 forced most people online. Whilst the pandemic has helped some to attend international … Read More

How to Engage with Korea as an Australian in the Age of COVID-19

Are you looking to expand your network and participate in Korea-related opportunities in 2021? With Australia’s international borders looking to remain closed until later this year, the way Australians engage with Korea is likely to change. Students and professionals hoping … Read More

The Study of Sool – Julia Mellor’s Journey to Becoming a Traditional Korean Alcohol Pioneer

Julia Mellor, Founder and CEO of The Sool Company, is a well-known figure in the Australian community in Seoul. Filled with energy and passion for Korean culture and traditional alcohol – Julia dedicated close to 10 years to becoming an expert … Read More

Korean Studies in Australia: An Overview of Undergraduate Offerings

Are you looking to incorporate Korean Studies as part of your university education in Australia? This guide will give you a brief overview of the Australian universities with Korean Studies offerings. Australia has seven universities across five states/territories with established … Read More

Rowan Petz on leveraging untapped opportunities in the Korean market

“Seoul is a fast-paced, dynamic city, with everything at your fingertips”. Rowan Petz As is the case for many of us here at Asia Options, Rowan’s Asia story begins with an exchange program at Yonsei University in 2014, which was … Read More

UNOSD internship program for foreign students in Incheon, South Korea

The three-month UNOSD internship program is one of the most prestigious internship programs available in South Korea for foreign students and is an amazing opportunity to see the inside workings of the United Nations. About the UNOSD The United Nations … Read More