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Foreign Students Suffer from Isolation amid Pandemic

Foreign Students Suffer from Isolation amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Many foreign students feel socially isolated, particularly those without any social communities in South Korea, following the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Education reported that there were 160,000 foreign students residing in Korea as of last year, with most still residing in the country despite the onset of the [...]

Number of Foreign Students Drops in S. Korea for 1st Time in 6 Years

Number of Foreign Students Drops in S. Korea for 1st Time in 6 Years

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of international students studying in South Korea fell for the first time in six years in 2020, due mainly to the coronavirus outbreak, government data showed Thursday. According to the data released by the Ministry of Education, there were 153,695 foreign students enrolled at domestic universities and [...]

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

S. Korea to Allow More Foreign Students to Work Here to Tackle Population Decline

SEJONG, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to allow more foreign students to work here from 2022 as part of its efforts to tackle population decline, officials said Thursday. If a foreigner graduates from a university of engineering or science in South Korea, the foreigner will get a non-professional employment visa, or E-9 [...]

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the education ministry has decided to encourage universities to have their foreign students take courses remotely in their home countries in the second semester. The ministry announced on Wednesday that it will carry out foreign student protection and management measures for the [...]

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 [...]