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The surge in international student enrollment comes in the wake of the government’s ambitious initiative unveiled in August 2023, aiming to attract 300,000 international students by 2027.

South Korea boosts global presence with innovative Korean Language Education initiative

The strategy, led by the Ministry of Education and regional offices, aims to attract international students to mitigate declining local enrollments and bolster a skilled workforce. The program includes a global network of education centers, the ambitious “Study Korea 300K Project,” and a pioneering curriculum integrating K-Pop and technology.

South Korea introduces education strategy to attract global talent

South Korea is revolutionizing its education system with the “Study Korea 300K Project” aimed at attracting 300,000 international students by 2027, focusing on collaboration between universities, local governments, and businesses. This initiative, part of a larger effort to enhance the country’s competitiveness in high-tech industries, includes increasing scholarships, particularly in STEM fields, and simplifying residency processes for international graduates.

AI tutors and chatbots are being introduced in Seoul schools for enhanced English learning, simulating real-life scenarios for practical application. Their effectiveness will be assessed for potential expansion, mirroring the projected growth in AI education, as reported by Technavio, highlighting a significant market increase driven by personalized learning and chatbot innovation.

The first agreement establishes a joint study-abroad program, while the second permits the mutual exchange of students and materials between the universities. These agreements were signed during Bertolino’s visit to East Asia as part of a Choose New Jersey governor-led economic mission this month.

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