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

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

Internship in Korea

Your Guide to Teaching ESL in Korea

The English as a Second Language (ESL) industry in Korea remains lucrative and has evolved over the last five years: the industry is becoming more competitive and the number of teaching roles have been cutback to force parents to spend less on … 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

Korean overtime and why Korea has the second longest working hours in the OECD

Why do Koreans work so late? Korea’s notoriously long working hours and overtime culture are among the most frequent points of discussion for foreigners working or studying. Outsiders unfamiliar with the country are also bound to have heard rumours about … Read More

Working at Korean Companies: hierarchy, structure, and business titles

Corporate positions and jobs within Korean companies are very hierarchical, probably more so than you are used to in your home country. Job roles and their attached remuneration or salary are based on the length of service and experience, as … Read More