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Useful Information for U.S. Universities and Other Educational Institutions

Korea Times Article: Recklessly Recruiting Chinese Studnets

This article looks at the local (Korean) perspective of excessive international student recruitment and its impact. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/05/181_205003.html

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Decrease in Korean Students Studying Overseas

This article in the Korea Herald talks about the fall in the number of Korean students studying abroad.  This is the third straight year that there has been a decrease in overseas Korean students, consistent with the falling Open Doors … Continue reading

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KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) Ranked Number 2 in Asia

Korean Universities are moving up in the rankings.  Check out this article from the Chosun Ilbo discussing KAIST rising to number two in Asia, the highest position every for a Korean University since the rankings were compiled. KAIST Soars to … Continue reading

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Chosun Ilbo Article: Koreans Send Fewer Children Abroad to Study

This article from the Chosun Ilbo talks about the decline in the number of school-aged students studying abroad.  It cites economic conditions, the difficulties in readjusting to Korean life, and the fact that education abroad no longer guarantees a good … Continue reading

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The College Board Announces a Redesign of the SAT

This has been hitting education news across social media and news outlets.  The College Boards is aiming for a redesigned SAT to take effect in the spring of 2016.  We will keep an eye on this story and post any … Continue reading

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Korea Times Article: Korean teachers draw lowest esteem

The Korean education system is always one of paradoxes.  In a recent poll of over 1,000 adults in the 21 OECD member countries,  it was found that only 11% of the respondents answered that they respected their teachers; this comes … Continue reading

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Bloomberg article: China Beats U.S. for Korean Students Seeing Career Ticket

More and more Korean students are choosing China as a destination for educational and employment.  Whether they are earning a degree in the country or pursuing language studies, China is widely accepted by students as a pathway to future (if … Continue reading

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East Asia leads the world in business funding

We got word of this article from NAFSA news.  Check out this article from the Times Higher Education that reports that Korean companies invest nearly $100,000 per scholar for research–the largest investment per scholar in the world! The investment in … Continue reading

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USCIS Scams Targeting International Students

We have had recent reports of scams involving calls appearing to come from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Please advise your students against sending money to people they do not know, or to confirm that they are dealing with … Continue reading

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Special Olympics focuses on South Korean view of disabled

As South Korea wraps up the Special Olympics in Pyeongchang today, we congratulate the athletes on representing their countries proudly!  Opportunities for the disabled and remains an issue in Korea, but one many are hoping to affect positively through exchanges … Continue reading

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