Settlers of Seoul
About This Show
Over a million and a half non-Koreans call South Korea home. This number grows every year as the country continues to internationalize through travel, investment, finance, IT, culture, technology, and other sectors. At the center of it all lies Seoul, the largest metro area in mainland Asia. This podcast is a showcase of the diversity of the city and the surrounding area.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 10 - Alexine Sanchez on Korea's Impact in the Philippines, Foreign Policy, and Mangoes
Alexine Sanchez is a recent graduate at Korea University GSIS (MA) and has previously worked at the Korean Embassy in the Philippines. Born and raised in Manila, she had been introduced to K-pop at 12 years old when the Korean Wave was only starting its international reach in Asia. Alexine was a pioneer in the local Kpop community one of the core members of Bigbang Philippines, a local fansite of Filipino Bigbang fans. About 13 years later and now a graduate of International Peace and Security, she seeks a career in research and/or academia with a focus on U.S. foreign policy in East Asia. We talk about all these things in the show, including the very important role the Philippines plays on the Korean peninsula and the region. You can connect with Alexine at email@example.com