Korea

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

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

COVID Update: Where to next for student exchange in Asia for Australian students?

Studying abroad has always been an exciting option for Australian students because it offers them the chance to see the world and also exciting opportunities such as agriculture in Indonesia or volunteering in Japan. Asia is always a popular destination … 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

Becoming a Korea Expert – Leveraging Fellowships and Study Grant Opportunities

If you have an academic interest in the Korean Peninsula and are looking to get in-country study without committing to a full-term degree program under the Korean Government scholarship, there are numerous under-the-radar options for you to consider. In this … Read More

Scott Walker – Venturing beyond the Hermit Kingdom

Both here on Asia Options and at AustCham Korea, Scott Walker is an iconic name within the Australia-Korea space! Formerly AustCham Korea’s youngest Board Member (Director), Scott’s transition from student living off $900 a month to Tourist Australia’s Korea Country … 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