Language Exchange Executive, Korean Translator/Interpreter & Graphic Designer

Name: Lily Song

Age: 20

POSt: Major in History with a Double Minor in Philosophy and Women & Gender Studies, 3rd year

Instagram: lilysong97

Twitter: lilylune_16

Snapchat: articlily

Tumblr: lilysong97

Wechat/LINE/Kakao: arcticlily


What got you interested in Korean Culture?

I was born and raised in South Korea so it became a part of my identity, but found myself still keeping in touch with the K Culture even after I moved to Canada! I think it’s a mixture of nationalistic pride, familiarity, and curiosity that are fuelling my ongoing interest.

What made you apply to be an Exec?

I wanted to contribute to both the university and the Korean community in some way, and using my bilingual fluency at UofT Korea Club seemed to be the perfect opportunity for me to do just that! And just like everyone else, I’d like to make new friends from all three campuses in a university as big as ours.

Fave TV Show: Hello Counsellor

Fave solo/group: Heize, BTS

Fave karaoke tune: IDOL – BTS

Language Exchange Executive

Name: Kiko Brown
Age: 24
POSt: Economics and Diaspora & Transnational Studies

What got you interested in Korean culture? 

I was introduced to Korean culture when I was in high school and became good friends with two girls from Korea. I enjoy Korean music, dramas, movies, pop culture, and fashion. I love to eat and make Korean food, especially Kimchi Jiggae! I am interested in Korean history and learning the Korean language.

What made you become an Exec? 

I am a long time member of the Toronto Korean English Language Exchange. I am delighted to be an Executive and assist in running this weekly program. I began attending the Language Exchange in 2014 when I started learning Korean. It provides a wonderful opportunity to practice English and Korean, learn about different cultures, and make new friends. I would like to continue making the Language Exchange a welcoming, inclusive and positive environment.

Fave tv show: Coffee Prince

Fave group: Big Bang