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

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

Italki Student Review | Get a Language Tutor on the Cheap-side

Getting a tutor for anything – whether it be a piano teacher or a language tutor – in a Western county in say Australia or America is pretty expensive! Being on the financially conservative side that I am, it would … 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

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

Talk To Me In Korean Review (Best free online Korean language study resource)

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) is a popular online resource for learning Korean and sets itself apart from other online language resources with a somewhat refreshing onus on community and affordability. Affordability is definitely a key selling point! The … Read More

Desi Cochrane and tackling advanced Korean

  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 … Read More