Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chance to see Kim Sohyun, Jang Hyuk, Infinite, Sistar, ZE:A and Nine Muses!

If you're planning to visit Korea then this is probably a perfect timing. Aside from the scenic autumn you'll be given a chance to see some of your favorite Korean stars. Kim Sohyun, Jang Hyuk, Infinite, Sistar, ZE:A and Nine Muses! 

★ Priority will be given to applicants as below due to limited seating.
1st priority = Foreign FIT (Free Independent tourists) travelers visiting Korea
2nd priority = Foreign residents in Korea

The application period is from October 31st to November 8th. Participation in the event is free and open to the first 500 people who apply to KTO so hurry and apply now.

■ A Walk with Hallyu Stars
• Date: November 17, 2012 (Saturday) / 12:00-16:30
• Venue: Olympic Park (Seoul, Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong)

To apply check KTO's website ==>> A Walk with the Stars

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Scholarship for MA in Asian Studies at Sejong University

Sejong University in Seoul is now offering a post-graduate program taught in English focusing on the interdisciplinary study of East Asian culture, language, politics, history, economics, philosophy, religion, and education.

Spring 2013 semester classes begin on March  4th, 2013.

Sejong University awards several generous scholarships to individuals who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in Asian Studies and who meet the scholarship criteria.
-The program is taught by a distinguished international faculty specializing in the major areas of Asian studies.
-Tuition fees: 100% ~60% covers with Scholarship depending on certain conditions

Application Period :
2012 October, 22nd(Mon.) ~ Dec. 4th(Fri.)
For the detail information, Check this link Asian Studies Program.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Win a Free Trip to Korea through Gangnam Style!

Joining the Gangnam Style bandwagon, it seems that the Korean government is taking it as an opportunity for more promotional drive.  Here's another chance to win a FREE TRIP to Korea. If you didn't win in the previous activities maybe this is your chance! Click on this link to find out how to join: Win A FREE TRIP to Korea

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free K-Pop Concert!

This is your chance to see some of your favorite Korean idols for free! We Love Gangwon concert! 

Date: 7pm, October 13th, 2012
Venue: Gangneung Sports Complex, Gangneung-si, Gangwon Province
Performers: BoA, Seven, Infinite, A-Pink, Block B, Kim Johan, In Sooni

Bus will be provided. Bus will leave Seoul around 2pm and will depart from Gangneung right after the concert. The estimated time of arrival in Seoul is around 12 midnight. Send your applications to

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This is for foreigners only. Slots are VERY limited so better hurry and send your application. Deadline for submission is October 10th 9am. Selected applicants will be notified through e-mail along with the details. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coffee Culture in Korea

If you have visited Seoul then you have probably noticed how the city is flooded with coffee shops in every corner. Be it international coffee shop chains (Starbucks, Coffee Bean) or Korea's very own local store chains (Caffe Bene, Angel in Us etc) and even "indie" coffee shops, name it they have it. I've made a video trying to summarize Korea's very own coffee culture into four categories 1) Coffee shops coffee, 2) Convenience stores coffee, 3) Vending machine coffee and 4) instant-coffee mix. Please enjoy the video with a Dae Han Lee as our KIMIPAKCHWE Guide. Don't forget to write down your comments too. 

"Korea with KIMIPAKCHWE" is the newest project I'm trying to make for my blog. This is the first episode. I will be asking my Korean friends to host it as KIMIPAKCHWE Guide and they will be introducing anything under the sun about Korea.