What is TOPIK? Why does she mention it from time to time?

Firstly I would like to apologize for not writing any posts for the last few weeks. I’ve been extremely busy with TOPIK exams and offline classes (YES!!! You read that right. After 9 months in Korea I started offline classes- I will write a separate blog post about that) Most of my year has been…

A Re-cap of My First 5 Months in Korea

Friday the 24th of July officially marked five months living in Korea. It also marked the end of my first semester doing my Korean Intensive Language program. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Korea on my own for five months. Today, I’ve decided to give you a short recap of some of the…

GKS application process part 3: Actually getting to korea

Since you’ve been reading my Korea blogs for a few months now you can probably tell I got through to the final round. When I read the announcement I still couldn’t believe that I had actually got the scholarship and that I was going to be spending the next 5 years in Korea studying the…

My GKS Application Process: part 2.

  I've been meaning to post this for a few months now but never got around to it. Since some students are starting to do research and prepare for the September application round, I thought I would continue the series. So this is what happened after I got through the 2nd selection round. --- About…

My First Week of Classes

This time last year, if you asked me to imagine my first week of university I would’ve described your typical orientation at an Australian University most likely at UTS or UNSW going to different information events, meeting lots of new people and making new friends. I would spend my lunchtimes probably sitting in a park…

My GKS Application Process Part 1: The physical application and the Interview

For the last few months, I’ve read many blogs and watched lots of YouTube videos about the GKS scholarship and application process. I found that the blogs were more informative when it came to the application process. From reading them it seemed that most of the applicants experienced similar things during the application stage. Most…