World Student of South Korea:
An Interview with Seuigi Lee
Look at how we live our everyday lives as students, and as young adults. Wake up, go to classes, go to work, stay up late to finish a bunch of school work and then repeat. Hopefully I am able to find time to eat in between. The life style for a college student has never been easy. Now imagine trying to do the same thing but you are in a completely different country. I have had the opportunity to sit down with recent Northern Kentucky University graduate Seuigi Lee.
“I am originally from South Korea. I came to the United States about 5years ago in 2010 as an exchange student. I enjoyed my "American" life and I gained an amazing experience as an exchange student. 3 months before coming…show more content… I 'm really looking forward to more good things to come in my life!”
Seuigi Lee is an example of the main reasons for South Korea’s success as a country. That is because of the education system. When evaluating South Korea’s economic success, its development has evolved in parallel with its improvements in education. The education system is shaped by the needs of the market. South Korea’s education system was created based on industry needs and expectation along with keeping a supply demand balance.
The school system in South Korea consists of six years of elementary school, three years of middle school, three years of high school, and two years of junior college or four years of college or university. In Korea, children must attend classes from primary school to middle school. Primary school starting age is seven and all primary schools are free except of some private schools. Three type education are given by high schools such as general, vocational and foreign language, fine arts etc. Higher education institutions provides seven different types service which are chosen by…show more content… The “new” traditional goal in South Korea is to graduate from a university and work for a company. On first thought that sounded very similar to how we live in the U.S. but to her it was completely different. To her the U.S. was a much more open minded country. “Korea is a difficult place to live because there is less individuality and everyone is worried about their body image. With the huge pop culture expansion of pop culture I am certain that South Korea will begin to see more and more changes from the influence of western pop