This is just a test

It is test day in Korea.  The test is sort of the equivalent of taking the SAT, but much more serious for Korean students.  There is quite the hierarchy of universities here and everybody wants to get into the top three but most don’t.  This test, in a way, determines the students’ lives.  Will they go to a good university, will they get a good job, what is their destiny?  The education system and culture here are so intense, too intense I think, but interesting nonetheless.  On the other hand, there can be good things about test day:

Stressed Students Enjoy Freebies

P.S.  Discounts on plastic surgery?!?!  Some (a lot of!?) people are so vain here!

Leave a Reply