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. Upon…

    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.…

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,…