Explore your dreams of studying, working, and living in South Korea!

Are you interested in studying, working and living in South Korea? Join our information session, co-hosted by the Korean Language and Culture Program and Korean Education Affairs Section, Korean Consulate in Toronto, and explore the possibilities available as a student or after your graduation by hearing from our guest speakers!

Time: Thursday, March 2, 4:30-6:00PM
Place: Buchanan B211 

Our first guest speaker, Saemi Nadine Jung, will present information she gained from working with non-Korean citizens in South Korea, how to find a job in Korean media industry as a non-Korean citizen and required qualification, characteristics of Korean media culture, and other related issues.

  • Former financial journalist turned media and communications scholar with 10+ years of work experience in NYC, Chicago, London, and Seoul.¬†
  • Previously worked at Arirang TV & Radio, Korean Economic News, E-daily TV in Seoul, Major Interviews conducted in South Korea: Madame Christine Lagarde, President of European Central Bank, K-pop artists Winner and Twice.
  • Writer of 2 books (in Korean) – ‘Passion On Air (2015), ‘How to read financial news headlines’ (2021)
  • Currently doing her PhD at the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University.
    • Current research area: EdTech, critical data and algorithm studies, political economy of platforms, Korean media culture, media justice¬†

Our second guest speaker, William Leung, will share his first-hand experience on working in South Korea as an English teacher at Korean elementary schools, through a teaching English program affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education, and provide recommendations for some skills and abilities to work in Korea as an English teacher that he found useful. 

  • Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business
  • Taught English at elementary school in Korea 6 months as TaLK scholar

Speakers from Korean Education Affairs Section, Korean Consulate in Toronto (a government organization by Ministry of Education in Korea) will provide a general overview of studying, working and living in South Korea. Their topics include:

  • EPIK (English teaching program in Korea, affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education)
  • TOPIK (Standardized test to measure and evaluate language fluency and academic achievement of overseas Koreans and non-native speakers of Korean)
  • Information about universities in South Korea
  • Working Holiday in South Korea
  • Practical tips for living in South Korea (housing, transportation, medical system, etc)
  • Visas to live in South Korea

All registered participants will be entered into a raffle draw, and a few attendees will receive Asian Studies merchandise as prizes at the end of the event.

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