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More foreign students in Korean universities

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

Tyler Rasch, an American studying foreign relations at Seoul National University, knows the ups and downs of spending time in Korea as a foreign student. He says there are both benefits and challenges - but more of the latter.

"I like many things about Korea", he said. "But simple things like registration, for example, can be a little hard".

Rasch, who is also the founder of Seoulism, a magazine for foreigners studying in Korea, is referring to the complicated process that foreigners must complete to create an online ID for various websites...More

Police expect record traffic over Chuseok holiday

Source | 2014/08/31 | | Permalink

The National Police Agency is currently finalizing its traffic control plans for the upcoming five-day Chuseok holiday, expecting record traffic this year.

The police and the Korea Expressway Corporation estimated that approximately 4.05 million cars would hit the roads per day during the holiday, a 1 percent increase from last year. Officials expect traffic to peak on Sept. 8, the day of Chuseok, with 5.04 million cars...More

Month of biennales begins, but not without controversy

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Mexican photographer Alfredo De Stefano's "Red Mummy in the White Desert - Sahara" is part of the Daegu Photo Biennale

This September is being dubbed the month of biennales in Korea because four major art shows are starting.

But the quality of the events in Seoul, Gwangju, Busan and Daegu will be scrutinized by art critics and the public more than ever. There is increasing concern that local governments have launched too many biennales competitively without careful consideration of quality, while two of the shows - in Gwangju and Busan - became mired in controversy during their preparation processes...More

Amid safety concerns, Koreans get prepared

Source | 2014/08/30 | | Permalink

Left: Moon Chang-wuk, 10, learns how to float on his back in preparation for emergencies at Daejeon Expo Diving Center late last month. Above right: A young woman who fears water joins the class to learn how to survive in the open sea. By Kwon Hyuk-jae

A woman in her 20s stood on a diving board 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) above the ground at the Daejeon Expo Diving Center late last month.

She was learning how to survive a maritime accident after the entire nation was traumatized by the April 16 Sewol ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, but she still had not decided whether to jump into the five-meter-deep pool or not...More

Well Go USA Presents "Pirates" in North America from Sept 12th

Source | 2014/08/29 | | Permalink

OPENS IN SELECT THEATERS SEPTEMBER 12th

STARRING: Kim Nam-gil, Son Ye-jin, Yoo Hae-jin, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Kim Tae-woo, Park Cheol-min, Oh Dal-soo

DIRECTED BY: Lee Seok-hoon

RELEASE DATE: September 12th, 2014 (WELL GO USA)

CITIES: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, San Diego, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Denver, Boston, Hawaii, Toronto, Vancouver...More

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