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University of California Education Abroad Program Republic of Korea. Amy Beausoleil Summer 2007. General Overview. Location: South Korea occupies the lower territory of the Korean Peninsula bordered by North Korea. Japan lies approximately 120 miles southeast across the Korea Strait.

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University of CaliforniaEducation Abroad ProgramRepublic of Korea

Amy Beausoleil

Summer 2007


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GeneralOverview

  • Location: South Korea occupies the lower territory of the Korean Peninsula bordered by North Korea. Japan lies approximately 120 miles southeast across the Korea Strait.

  • Terrain: Hills and Mountains

  • Population: 49,044,790

  • Government: Republic with powers shared between president, legislature, and judiciary. The president is elected for a single term of 5 years.


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Language: Korean

Ethnic Groups:Homogenous Korean

Approx. 20,000 Chinese

Approx. 29,000 US military personal stationed in South Korea

Religion:

Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%)

Buddhist 23.2%

other 1.3%

none 49.3%

Economy

South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and integration into the high-tech modern world economy.

After the Korean War (1950-53), South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to 14 times the level of North Korea.

The South Korea economy is 11th largest in the world (3rd largest in Asia).

GDP (PPP) per capita: US$24,500

GDP Sectors:

agriculture: 3.2%

industry: 39.6%

services: 57.2%

Unemployment Rate: 3.3%


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Korean Wave of Pop Culture

From clothes to hairstyles, music to television dramas, South Korea has been defining the tastes of many Chinese and other Asians for the past half decade.(Herald Tribune, 2006)


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Higher Education System

  • Four categories of higher education institutions: (1) college and university (2) junior college (3) teachers college (4) specialized school (e.g., theological and seminaries) overseen by Ministry of Education.

  • Most desirable and competitive majors are medicine, law, pharmacy, English, engineering, and business.


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  • “In a country where students– not babies are born– young children are prepped, schooled, coddled and groomed to take the College Scholastic Ability Test. From a tender age children, and their parents, are shooting for acceptance into one of the so-called ‘big three’ Korean universities.” (Asia Times, 2005)

  • The three most presigious universities in South Korea are commonly refered to as SKY.

    • Seoul National University

    • Korea University

    • Yonsei University


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Yonsei University young children are prepped, schooled, coddled and groomed to take the College Scholastic Ability Test. From a tender age children, and their parents, are shooting for acceptance into one of the so-called ‘big three’ Korean universities.” (Asia Times, 2005)

  • Yonsei University, the oldest private university in South Korea, was established in 1885 by Christian missionaries.

  • Mascot: Eagle

  • Motto: The truth will set you free. (John 8:23)


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“We intend to continue the pace of inbound globalization and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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Shinchon Campus and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)

Three universities (Yonsei, Ewha, and Sogang) are located in the Shinchon area. Many shops, cafes, and nightclubs in this area cater to university students.


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Yonsei University and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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EAP Study Center and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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Student Activities and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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Field Trips and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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Questions and Comments and bring about rapid transformation of Yonsei University. Yonsei welcomes the world because we are confident that the globalization of our campus will result in immense benefits for everyone.” (President Chang Young Jung, Yonsei University, 2007)


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