An active figure within the Australia-Korea space, William Choi is the Founder and CEO of a start-up which advocates for a backpain-free lifestyle through intelligent technology – Posture 360. As a Canadian-born Korean, William was initially drawn to pursue numerous business ventures between Canada and Korea which would soon find him flying regularly between the…

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship This incredible opportunity has been dubbed the most competitive scholarship for Australian undergraduate students and for good reason. The scholarship is a dream come true for many that could see you studying, interning and learning a language anywhere in the Indo-Pacific for up to 19 months – fully funded and…

India is growing as a popular tourist destination and additionally is increasing in popularity as a host location to study abroad. There are various short term and long term study options available for 2021 (post COVID). This article will discuss some of the short term options that are available for all Australian students from a…

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 Manager can be an inspiration to many young professionals. Asia Options had the pleasure of…

Having chatted with AustCham Korea’s Executive Director (ED), Rowan Petz, in Seoul, it was terrific to sit down with the ED of the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCCJ), Emily Hallams in Tokyo during a recent visit! Although new to her role at the Chamber, Emily has an impressive array of study and work experience in Japan,…

So you’re interested in studying Chinese in China? I spent all of 2019 living in Shanghai where I spent half a year studying Chinese at a private Chinese language institution and the other half doing a Chinese language university course at Tongji University. According to the HSK system, I went from HSK 2 to HSK…

From the 16th to the 19th of January, I attended the tenth installment of the Australia China Emerging Leaders Summit (ACELS) in Guangzhou, China. Organised by a small cohort of members from the Australia China Youth Association (ACYA), with the support of the Department of a Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the summit brought together…

While the title of this blog may initially take you by surprise, weddings are an important topic when it comes to navigating culture norms and building relationships in Asia. In particular, wedding invitations often come in a professional context – meaning that you are likely to find yourself invited to a colleague’s wedding if you…

Modern China is setting the benchmark for digitally-integrated societies, with an unparalleled suite of goods and services available from your smartphone. Whether you’re visiting for a few days, or moving for the foreseeable future, these apps are staples for your time in China. Note: some of these applications will require you to provide a Chinese…

Are you a university student in Melbourne? Ever considered gaining some overseas experience to boost your resume, or simply to experience something new? Since 2017, Study Melbourne has been running the Study Melbourne Language and Internship program in China, which enables twenty-five Victorian-based tertiary students annually to experience work and study life in China! Last…

This post suggests three techniques to maximize your input hours and how to keep your language learning on track over the long-term. Skype Classes I struggle in a classroom environment. My mind wanders constantly, and like a lot of people, I don’t have the mental stamina to push through 2-3 hours of class time. While most…