Nikita Irene

Nikita Irene

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


Hello everyone, my name is Nikita Irene, I was born in Indonesia but moved to New Zealand when I was about 6 years old and have lived there since. I am currently 19 years old and am a stage 1 student majoring in Korean and Education in the University of Auckland.

Since I am majoring in Korean and I love the language a lot, when my lecturer Mi Yung showed us this amazing programme I knew I had to apply for it and I was lucky enough to get one of the spots! Since there are both individual and group programmes, I decided to apply for the group one since I feel much more comfortable in a group setting.

I am most looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends along with improving my skills in the Korean language. I say this because in the future I would love to be a kindergarten teacher in Korea and teach them English.

  • Not Ready To Leave 🙁

    Welcome back to my blog!! This might be my last blog post because it is slowly nearing when we have to leave Korea, which means lots and lots of packing and tidying things up! Many fun things have been happening, and I’ve been trying to cram everything in now that the time to leave the…Continue…

  • A Well Deserved Rest!

    Welcome back to my blog! So much time has passed now, and we’ve already reached the end of January! Time really does fly by so fast, huh? This post is dedicated to the Lunar New Year break that started last Friday and continued to Tuesday earlier this week. I didn’t realise this five-day break would…Continue…

  • New Year, New Friends, New Things to Experience!

    With all my schoolwork, I haven’t had time to update the blog; somehow, it has become the new year, and so many weeks of school have already passed! I was very nervous about my first school day in a new country. After the first week passed, I was surprised at how enjoyable the teachers and…Continue…