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

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s