Alex Yang

Alex Yang

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Korean Language Study Abroad


Kia ora! My name is Yichen (Alex) Yang and I am studying towards a conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (majoring in Marine Science) at UoA. 

I applied for the PMSA Study Abroad Programme at Korea University because I have always been attracted by Korea’s culture and hope to be able to connect with the Korean communities in Aotearoa. 

I look forward to learning all about the Korean language and culture and exploring as many places in Korea as I can during the three months. This trip will develop my cultural understanding, leadership and many other skills that will help towards my goal of becoming a foreign policy officer at MFAT or the UN.

  • Final Weeks + Going Home

    Time indeed went very fast on this trip. A few weeks before returning to New Zealand, I visited Gyeongbokgung Palace with another friend from Auckland. Surprisingly, the tour took shorter than we expected. There were two exits, both near a different tourist attraction. One was right next to the National Folk Museum and the other…Continue Reading Final Weeks + Going Home

  • What An Experience!

    Time has flown fast, and we’ve reached the end of the epic year of 2022! In the meantime, I became much more familiar with my classmates, and some of us went together to Everland on Christmas day. To celebrate new year’s, the same group of friends and I decided to see the new year’s celebrations…Continue Reading What An Experience!

  • First weeks of class!

    After our first week in Korea, classes were about to start. The day before class, I heard that some others in the group got their textbooks. I thought it would be good preparation to get textbooks in advance. Although it was a rainy day, Niki, Waves, and I decided to go immediately because it was…Continue Reading First weeks of class!