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DMZ Trail to Host Special Group of Foreign Tourists This Week

DMZ Trail to Host Special Group of Foreign Tourists This Week

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A special group of foreign students will walk a trail along the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone this week during a government event designed to mark a historic inter-Korean summit a year earlier. Thirteen university students from 12 countries outside of Korea, including the United States, Britain, Italy, Vietnam and [...]

Foreign Students Could End Up Paying 7 Times More for Health Insurance Premiums Under Revised Law

Foreign Students Could End Up Paying 7 Times More for Health Insurance Premiums Under Revised Law

SEJONG, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting in July, foreign students could end up paying about seven times more for health insurance premiums as they do now as a revised law requires them to join the state health insurance system if their stay in South Korea exceeds six months. So far, most foreign students have [...]

Police to Investigate Abuse of Migrant Residents

Police to Investigate Abuse of Migrant Residents

CHANGWON, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean law enforcement officials have opened investigations into two separate cases regarding violence against non-Koreans, one involving an Uzbek student and another involving a migrant worker from Bangladesh. Yesterday, the Gyungnam Migrant Community Service Center filed two complaints regarding the incidents to the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency. The [...]

No. of Foreign Students in S. Korea Grew at Record-high 18 pct Last Year: Data

No. of Foreign Students in S. Korea Grew at Record-high 18 pct Last Year: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign students enrolled in South Korea showed a record-high growth rate last year, propelled by a rise in those from China, a tally from a state-run educational body showed Monday. The number of foreign students registered at South Korean universities rose 18.8 percent from a year [...]

Foreign Students Struggle with Korea’s “Being Strict on Age” Culture

Foreign Students Struggle with Korea’s “Being Strict on Age” Culture

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) – About one-third of the foreign students studying in Korea consider “seniority-based” culture hard to accept. Yoo Hyun-kyung, the director of Yonsei University’s Korean Language Institute, presented the results of a study entitled “Efficient Management of Foreign Students” during the Korean Language Institute Council’s 10th anniversary workshop, which was held on [...]