Why Study in South Korea?

South Korea is, in many ways, similar to other destinations around Asia; it features advanced, modern cities and large populations that are always on the go. Sought Korea is an amalgamation of the old and the new, with many temples, palaces, and UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside modern buildings and densely populated residential areas. It is highly influenced by American culture, but still manages to hold onto its proud history and culture. So what does this country have to offer an international student?

1.Excellent education institutions

South Korea is renowned for its universities. The three largest world-recognized universities are Seoul National UniversityKorea University, and Yonsei University. The universities all have high postgraduate employment rates and excellent reputations. South Korea also boasts the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Sungkyunkwan University which are lesser-known but equally impressive institutions.

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. Korea has a number of prestigious universities, and most of these are located in Seoul. Attending one of the universities is seen as a prerequisite for success in Korean society.

There are a variety of fields of study available for international students considering studying in Korea. The most popular fields of study in Korea are in the arts and science, closely followed by business-related courses. If you are an international student interested in any of these fields, enrolling in a South Korean university will ensure that you get the very best education Korea has to offer. If you are more interested in the culture or language of Korea, there are also a number of culture and language-based programs which will take you into the heart of South Korea’s cities and into the pastoral, more traditional countryside. Other unique educational programs include several intensive Korean language summer programs, as well as a National Science Foundation summer institute program for graduate students from the United States.

If you are interested in learning the Korean language, studying in Korea is your best option. Most universities in the United States do not offer Korean language programs, so the international study is often your only option if you want to learn the language. Homestay programs have shown to be extraordinarily helpful for students learning a foreign language.

2. Cheap cost of living

Living in South Korea, on average, is very cheap. This includes the cost of accommodation, food, and transportation. For example, a taxi ride costs roughly ₩1150 (US$1) per kilometer.

3.Unique culture

From K-pop to Korean cinema, Korean popular culture is an enticing draw for foreign students. South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, has grown into a bustling metropolitan area, with massive skyscrapers and advanced transportation, but has not lost the charm of Korean tradition.

4. Strong economy

Known as one of the ‘Asian tigers’, South Korea is Asia’s fourth-largest economy, offering plenty of opportunities for graduates looking to find work after university. South Korea’s largest industries include electronics, telecommunications, chemicals, and vehicle manufacturing, to name a few. South Korea is also home to world-famous companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, and KPMG. English speakers are particularly sought-after in South Korea and many students stay after graduation to teach English as a foreign language.

5.Information and Communication Technology

Korea’s information and communication technology are considered as one of the best in the world. Korea is especially notable for its expertise in IT and Robotics. As an international student studying in Korea, you will be exposed to this technology, giving you a considerable edge over other students when you enter the workforce. Additionally, this makes Korea a great place for international students with an interest in technology to study.

6.Employment Opportunities

Studying in South Korea will open up a wide range of employment opportunities for you. Graduates from Korean universities are highly sought after by employers all over the world. In addition, the South Korean economy is extremely stable, assuring you a financially secure future following graduation.

7. Others

·         Incredible food

·         Varied and thriving nightlife

·         Kind people

·         Opportunity for travel

·         Stunning scenery

·         perfect balance between traditional and modern

·         Language

·         High standard of living

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