Language Exchange Program

Each semester, Monash Korean Studies students are invited to participate in a virtual language exchange program via Zoom. Students are partnered with South Korean university students and meet for an hour a week over the program period.

This is one of the most popular extracurricular activities and has a waiting list. Therefore, preference was given to students who had either completed at least introductory/intermediate levels or other Korean studies content units, who had actively participated in other Korean studies activities (e.g. the research seminar and Korea Week) and/or who major in Korean.

Our Partner Universities
  • Changwon National University (CNU; 창원대학교)
  • JeonBuk National University (JBNU; 전북대학교)
  • Seoul Women's University (SWU; 서울여자대학교)
 201920202021
Semester One-31 (JBNU)30  (CNU)
Semester Two50 (JBNU)22 (SWU)22 (SWU)
Total155
Student Testimonials

See what our students had to say about their experiences with the program.

It was really fun and I made a good friend!
The program was great as I got to practice all the grammar I've learnt in class. It was a great opportunity to communicate with a native Korean on a variety of topics which may not be covered in class. Through these conversations me and my partner were able to understand Australia and Korea's 문화 & 생활 so it was great! Thank you for organising this program!! Really appreciated it!
I had a great time with my exchange partner and we decided to keep in contact! There were some times we became mutually busy because of uni work and could not call as often. However, every time we did call we had a lot to discuss from a range of topics mainly about differences or unique things about each others countries as well as finding mutual interests/things to bond over.
It was really fun talking in a mix of korean and English and has made me think about my korean more lately. it's a shame it ended so quickly but my partner and I have decided to continue chatting in order to improve as we would both like to travel one day. I have learned a lot of phrases and improved my confidence whilst also learning about what I need to improve or am lacking. Time flies so fast while having fun. It's a shame it was such a quick 6 weeks but I hope to continue this longer. I hope that this program lasts longer and there are more areas to touch on in korean. I have learned from this the power of knowing vocabulary is great, just as great as vocabulary.

The hugely popular program hosted by Monash University Korean Research Hub is supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2017-OLU-2250002).