Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Korean Language Study Abroad
Major & Specialisations: Chinese (BA), International Relations (BGSt), Business (BGSt) and Korean (BGSt)
Hobbies: Sport (Taekwondo & Football) & watching dramas
📍Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I’m Zoe Lit, one of the (Group) Prime Minister Scholars at Korea University.
As an Asian-born Kiwi, experiencing culture first-hand has always interested me. I enjoy learning different languages, as they help me understand diverse cultures and communities more personally. Connecting with different communities is important to me as it aligns with my future aspirations to become a diplomat.
During my stay in Korea, I look forward to improving my Korean language skills whilst creating long-lasting friendships.
I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to share my Prime Minister Scholar journey!
In our Korean language study abroad programme, we had the opportunity to apply for the Doumi programme. The Korean University’s Doumi programme pairs and connects new students in our language study programme with Korean students from the university. During this Doumi programme, local Korean students become our ‘Korean Buddies,’ helping us get comfortable with the…
Shortly after the new year celebrations, we began our mid-semester exams. We have many small quizzes, speaking tests and exams during this programme. Finding time to study and make social plans has always been a task I struggled to balance. I always prioritised one over the other and wanted to find a better balance. One…
Christmas 2022 was different. Usually, Christmas is a holiday for my family, it would be school break, and we would celebrate it with a Christmas eve and day dinner. Celebrating Christmas in Korea with friends was a new and eye-opening experience. Since Christmas was on a Sunday, we did not get any public holidays, so…