South Korea (or the Republic of Korea) is one of the most highly developed and stable democracies in East Asia. The academic environment in Korea is highly competitive. Koreans take education – particularly higher education – very seriously. Academics in Korea are very competitive; students treat their teachers with respect and are extremely serious about their studies. South Korea’s economic transformation over the past few decades has been termed the “Miracle on the Han River” and remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Meanwhile, as one of the safest countries in the world, diversity has greatly expanded in recent years. Its business and industry sectors serve as a model for other developing nations. In fact, due to its successful industrial model, South Korea is known as one of the “Four Tigers of East. As one of the greatest benefits to students studying abroad in South Korea proves to be the unique opportunity to be at a forefront of a blooming international business and trade partnership in the heart of the Pacific Rim economic system. This means study abroad students who take classes about South Korea’s role in the Pacific Rim, or those who land an internship with one of South Korea’s international companies, will have a much greater edge not only in the U.S. job market, but in the international one as well.
VARIED UNIVERSITIES AND COURSES
With thousands of courses in English to choose from, Korea is an ideal destination for students who want to study in English and get credits that will easily transfer back to the abroad partner university. Investment in education and research has been at the heart of the South Korea’s growth into the world’s 13th largest economy and the third largest economy within Asia. n 2004 the South Korean government set a target of attracting 100,000 foreign students to its universities by 2012 and by 2011 the country had enrolled over 85,000 international students from 171 different countries. Despite not quite reaching the target, this was a huge growth of 70,000 foreign students to study in South Korea in just ten years. Now the initiative has sets its sights even higher, with an aim of 200,000 international students by 2020. Currently there are more than 370 official South Korean higher education providers, including 179 private universities and 43 national universities.
Excellent academic record: South Koreans take education very seriously, particularly higher education. Academics can be competitive, but students treat teachers with respect and are very serious about their lessons.
VALUE FOR MONEY AND SAVING TIME
Compared to English-speaking countries like the U.S., Canada, or Great Britain, Korea is not only more affordable in terms of tuition and living expenses, but also offers numerous scholarship programs to help international students meet their financial needs. More recently, in particular, the Korean government has offered financial support to international students to cover their tuition and board as well as employment assistance.
STUDENT LIFE WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADITION
Welcoming globalization, Korean universities are expanding their international cooperation and exchange as well as actively inviting foreign students so as to improve their international competitiveness. Experience one of the most dynamic cultures in Asia! Korea is perfect for the active student seeking a vibrant international social scene in a setting that satisfies both the traditional enthusiast and modern urbanite. However, for international student, there’s not much to worry about. Violent street crime is very rare and that means you don’t have to worry about muggings, random beatings, kidnappings, etc.
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