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Rising Costs for International Students at Public Universities

It is no secret that the burden of tuition on students in the US higher education system is at an all-time high, with costs continuing to rise. Adding to this burden, a new trend has arisen among certain public universities, … Continue reading

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Social Media Sells Education

This interesting article in The Australian has interesting statistics and information about internet usage in different countries, including Korea, of course, and how this affects trends in marketing and recruitment of educational institutions. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/social-media-sells-education/story-e6frgcjx-1226113733750

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Revise GRE Introduced in Korea

The U.S. Education and Testing Services has made the biggest change in its GRE general test in 60 years. Officials of the Korean branch of ETS said that the agency has advanced the test technologically with emphasis on real-world applications. … Continue reading

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Universities Brace for Dwindling Student Numbers

Private universities in Korea are preparing for declining revenues due to a persistently low birthrate, mirroring the situation in Japan, which has seen a string of bankruptcies among private colleges due to the same problem. According to Statistics Korea on … Continue reading

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Overseas Study Loses Its Luster

Has the great Korean experiment in early overseas education failed? An increasing number of students who left the country at a young age are returning home to continue their university studies here because they find it difficult to get jobs … Continue reading

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8 Korean Universities Rank Among Top 200 English Literature Programs

According to the 2011 university rankings for English Language and Literature published on Thursday by ranking firm Quacquarelli Symonds, eight Korean universities ranked in the top 200. Seoul National University came 46th, and Korea University, Sogang University, and Yonsei University … Continue reading

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Universities Are Charging Too Much Money for Little Benefit

The number of four-year universities charging annual tuition fee over W8 million increased from 34 in 2010 to 50 this year (US$1=W1,069). Tuition at public universities rose 0.6 percent over the last year to W4.43 million, and at private universities … Continue reading

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Korean Language to Be Taught at U.S. Public High School

Korean Language to Be Taught at U.S. Public High School The Chosunilbo May 19, 2011 A public high school in California will start Korean classes in the upcoming fall semester. Dougherty Valley High School, located in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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English Deciding Factor in Success of Office Workers

The Article in the Chosunilbo of May 1, 2010 ¬†English fluency is very important factor for a job in Korea companies and increased number of companies use English for their intranet boards, meeting and reports. Workers go to English-language schools … Continue reading

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Refunds to Increase for Koreans Who Cancel GMAT Registration

As reported in the Joongang Daily newspaper, Koreans who cancel their registration for the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) will receive larger refunds soon. ¬†Korea’s Fair Trade Commission announced that the Graduate Management Admission Council, a Virginia-based organization that manages … Continue reading

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