Korea

Pyeongchang 2018: Aussie volunteers, engineers, Paralympics and the future of Gangwon

Pyeongchang 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics will forever be remembered as a significant milestone in Inter-Korean relations, with the two Koreas still technically at war marching together under a united flag, but there was much more to it than politics. … Read More

Life after the New Colombo Plan Scholarship

When it comes to scholarships for Australian Students, the New Colombo Plan (NCP) is the all-inclusive Indo-Pacific, Asian experience. We’ve heard from many scholars about their transformative study and work stories in the region, but where are they now? Coming … Read More

Beginners guide to studying Korean in Australia or outside Korea on a shoestring budget

K-pop, Gangnam style and the recent Korean wave of popular culture have turned the spotlight on the former Hermit Kingdom. The Korean wave has spurned a small but growing band of foreigners learning Korean. However, the Korean language still falls … Read More

Why 6am and daily morning rituals is key to learning a language

  Working 9-6 every day in Beijing and the 40-minute commute to and from work, alongside half a dozen other weekly commitments doesn’t augur well for language study. After leaving Seoul six months ago, my Korean language skills have dropped off dramatically … Read More

Korea Summer School Programs 2019

  Summer school is probably not on top of most young people’s mind when they think of summer, but trust us summer school in Seoul is something you’ve got to do! Imagine yourself in July next year knocking back Korean Soju with classmates, … Read More

Korean drinking culture – the Asia Options complete guide to drinking in Korea

Going out for dinner and having drinks with co-workers on a regular basis is a must in Korean corporations. This kind of informal bonding with co-workers is considered just as important as the work itself and is why Korean companies will happily … Read More

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Program for International Students

Attracting 820 foreign students yearly from more than 156 different nations, the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Program for international students is the most ambitious and generous initiative taken by the Korean Government in their pursuit of spreading Korean education abroad. … Read More