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…

  In our next installment on exploring the benefits of learning an Asian language, we sat down with the Co-founder of Goshipages Desi Cochrane in Seoul. Following a recent interview with Wendy Haydon from the Australian Trade Commission in Seoul, I concluded that intermediate fluency in an Asian language carries similar weight as advanced fluency in finding a job…

  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 Airport in…

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…