Korea Week

Each year Monash University Korean Studies holds a week long series of events to celebrate the diversity of Korean culture - modern and traditional!

Monash Korea Week 2021

Once again, we have delivered the annual Korea Week. This year delivered all activities online, which made it available to Monash students, staff and friends of Monash Korean Studies in Australia as well as to participants worldwide.

  1. Opening Speech (pre-recorded) from Consul-General & Korean Social Games  (19 April 2021)
  2. Traditional Korean Crafts and Learn Hangul in an Hour (20 April 2021)
  3. Korean Cooking Workshop - Korean Mandu (21 April 2021)
  4. Meet and Greet for all Monash Korean Studies Students (21 April 2021)
  5. K-Beauty Workshop with Jenny (22 April 2021)
  6. Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue (followed by Q&A with Miki Dezaki) (22 April 2021)
  7. Korea MEGA Quiz (23 April 2021)

For the past two years, Monash University Korean Studies has held Korea Week in collaboration with KASA (Korean Appreciation Students Association).

The hugely popular annual event 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).

Monash Korea Week 2020


Monash Korean Studies hosted Monash Korea Week 2020, a week-long celebration of Korean culture from  Monday 31 August to 5 September, 2020. This year Monash Korea Week 2020 was fully delivered online, and was also open to the community regardless of academic affiliation or location. We had participants from local and international industries sectors, secondary school students, as well as students from Europe and Asia join us to celebrate Korean culture.

  1. Learn Hangeul in an Hour (Monday, 31 August)
  2. Korean Hanji Box Making (Tuesday, September 1)
  3. Classic Korean Movie Night – 하녀 (The Housemaid) (Tuesday, September 1)
  4. K-Food Cookalong (Wednesday, September 2)
  5. E-Gaming Night with KASA (Wednesday, September 2)
  6. K-Beauty & K-Slang Seminar (Thursday, September 3)
  7. Noraebang Karaoke Night with KASA (Thursday, September 3)
  8. Korea MEGA Quiz! (Saturday, September 5)

Monash University Korea Week 2019

From 1 September to 7 September 2019, Monash Korean Studies co-hosted a week-long event of daily activities celebrating Korean culture with the Korean Appreciation Student Association (KASA). Here are snapshots from Korea Week 2019.

Day 1 – Korean Traditional Music Concert

On day 1, the Korean Cultural Club ‘SORI (소리)’ performed traditional Korean music and dance, including Nanta(난타), Jang-gu dance(장구춤) and Samul-nori (사물놀이) at the Pavilion on the Monash Clayton campus.

korean music 2019

Day 2 – Taekwondo Workshop

On day 2, together with the KASA and Monash University Taekwondo Club, we hosted a taekwondo workshop. This workshop was open to all Monash students and staff members who wished to experience taekwondo in a safe and friendly environment. During this workshop, participants learned kicks, punches and other basic techniques.

TKD 2019

Day 3 – K-Pop Random Play Dance

On day 3, a K-Pop Random Play Dance activity was led by the KASA: the chorus of a random K-pop song was played, and whoever knew the dance took to the stage. This event was open to all K-pop lovers.

Day 4 – Learn Hangul in an Hour

On Day 4, the ‘Learn Hangul in an hour’ session was led by our own resident Korean linguist Dr. Lucien Brown. This fun and engaging session was available for students and staff members who have never learned Hangul before.


Day 4 – Kimchi Making Workshop

During this hands-on kimchi making workshop, participants learned all about the health benefits and history of kimchi, as well as how to make kimchi from scratch. Participants also tasted other Korean cuisines, which were prepared by a local Korean chef.

kimchi 2

Day 5 – Weekly Korean Conversation Circle

On day 5, with the help of fluent Korean speakers, a workshop was offered to help everyone improve their Korean conversational skills, as well as meet new people.

Day 6 – Korean Film Screening – Swing Kids Movie

On day 6, students gathered at a lecture theatre to enjoy a showing of the popular movie Swing Kids, featuring K-pop idol EXO D.O.

Day 7 – PC Bang with MEGA

On day 7, the KASA, together with Monash Electronic Gaming Association (MEGA), hosted a PC Bang (internet café) event to bring South Korea’s unique PC Bang experience to Monash students.


(photo: KASA)

DAY 8 – Running Man: Cops vs Mafia

On the last day of the 2019 Korea week, we had a name tag-ripping event based on South Korea’s famous variety show ‘Running Man’, where students were teamed up to do a hiding and chasing event on the Monash Clayton campus.  (photo: KASA)

The 2019 Korea Week was supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2017-OLU-2250002).