South Korea: How a country has been able to see through the eyes of their customers

Laura Vega editor(Colombia)

South Korea is one of the most powerful and influencing countries within the IT and metalworking industries. But further to this we can highlight the incredible growth most of their cultural industries have been gaining over the past few years.

Nowadays we can consider South Korea a pioneer within this industry, especially because of covid, we can say that South Korea shined the most in here. To explain how they have achieved this great success, we should start by defining some examples:

First is how SM entertainment was able to take advantage of the country's technological development to create a platform for virtual concerts streaming. So here we have a project built to satisfy and promote the entertainment industry in the country, plus the use of the current IT advantages, followed by an incredible marketing plan and execution that lead to an enormous and incredible movement of online concerts, not only in South Korea but in many places worldwide.

The second example is the fact that many entertainment firms are getting innovative with their business lines. They are getting into more different products to promote and expand the whole entertainment spectrum, so it is normal to see a whole company focused on music production also launching incredible IT resources, videogames, books, and even go as far as to get in totally unrelated business units within the agribusiness, and fashion and apparel. 


Street Woman Fighter: Opening the Door for Dancers

Thao My editor(Vietnam) 

Street Woman Fighter premiered on MNET this Summer, and its impact on the often-underappreciated South Korean dancing industry has been exponential. Through this program, eight female dance teams from across South Korea competed for the title of ‘Best Dance Team’. Even if there was only one eventual winning team, every dancer has benefited from the explosive success of Street Woman Fighter.Backup dancers have not always necessarily been unknown, but they have never been widely recognizable to the public. When EXO’s Kai had his solo debut last year, all eyes were instead on a girl behind him. Sporting sleek black hair and a charismatically cold gaze, an unknown backup dancer radiated beauty and viewers picked up on it. Garnering millions of views on edited “fancams”, the public came to the same conclusion. “The girl in the glasses is the best!”. But despite this wide public adoration, few would recognize her name, Noze.



Gyeongbokgung Palace

Sabrina Gradolf  editorSwitzerland)

My colleague and I were able to visit the Gyeonbokgung Palace and the small museum. How we felt, we can’t put into words. It was as if we traveled back in time. Exciting, very impressive and beautiful can describe this historical place - A MUST SEE when you’re in Seoul. Here we’ve summarized the most important things about the palace but also check out our photos and our Youtube-Video.

It was in 1395, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded by King Taejo, when the construction of the main royal Palace was completed after the capital of the newly founded dynasty moved from Gaeseong to Seoul. The Palace was named Gyeongbokgung Palace, the "Palace Greatly Blessed by Heaven”, with Mount Bugaksan to its rear and Mount Namsan in the foreground.
In front of Gwanghwamun Gate, the main entrance to the Palace, Yukjogeori-ran (Street of Six Ministries, today's Sejongno), home to major government offices. Along the central axis upon which Gwanghwamun Gate stood was the nucleus of the Palace, including the throne hall, council hall and king's residence. The government ministry district and main buildings of Gyeongbokgung Palace formed the heart of the capital city of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. After all the Palaces in the capital were razed by the Japanese during the Hideyoshi invasions of 1592-'98, the second palace Changdeokgung, was rebuilt and served as the main Palace.

Brutally competition in Korean Education

Zuzia editor(Poland)


The Suneung – an eight-hour Korean ability exam


Education system in South Korea is consider to have the most mercilles education system in the world; is described as: „stressful, authoritarian, brutally competitive and meritocratic’’. Not only in Korea, but along with other „Asian Tigers” named: Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapour education is a solid economic foundation of the country and they have became global education centers.

The more successful country is, the more competitive students are.

South Korea is declared to be the best educated country and is consider to have the most educated young people in the entire world. Parents are spending large amount of they income to provide their children the best private tutoring, which is called the education arms race. This country is consider to have the largest private tutoring industry in the world.

It is not just about to admission into best universities in Korea, but to get into best universities in the entire world. That is why today’s korean students are envy of many people worldwide.

Avarage student in Korea spends from 13 hours to 16 hours of studying every single day, believing to get into the top universities and be at the top in the class. They are taking classes after classes, tutor after tutor, paying thousands of dollars to get the best education they can have. Not only students put pressure on themselves but also their parents and family members to get the best position is social hierarchy as they canxday, believing to get into the top universities and be at the top in the class. They are taking classes after classes, tutor after tutor, paying thousands of dollars to get the best education they can have. Not only students put pressure on themselves but also their parents and family members to get the best position is social hierarchy as they can.


What is the best age to debut?

Dani Soto(Mexico)&Thao My(Vietnam) editor

The K-POP industry, as many people know or imagine, is very competitive and very wearisome. Idols train to be flawless artists and they are expected to be role models for society, which is to some extent a lot for them without taking into account that they are humans as well and they can make mistakes. Also, to be able to be in the industry you have to have a strong mentality and mindset to be able to not give up halfway through it. As years go by, the trainees chosen to debut are increasingly young. This is nothing new, we have seen before some examples are Taemin (Shinee) who debuted in 2009 at 14 years old; BoA, who debuted at 14 years old in 2000; and Jisung (NCT) who debuted in 2016 at the age of 14.

Idols who debuted at 14 were usually the youngest of the group, but now the future idols that are 14 are usually or get to be in the middle age members. With the auditions going back to normal after 2 years of pandemic, companies and TV shows auditions are looking for trainees in between 2002 to 2009, we are talking about 19 to 12 years old. Some of the groups that have debuted in the last 2 years that have members that don’t pass the 17 years old are BAE17, Afterschool, Enhypen, Iz*One, Treasure, Rocket Punch, P1Harmony, and many more.


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캠퍼스 통학

교실에 나와 친구들, 혹은 부등교를

극복한 선배들과의 교류를 합니다. 

규칙적이고 계획적인 생활을 계속

하는 것은 그만큼 사회 적응력을 

키워주고 학교로 돌아갈 준비를  

하는데에 아주 큰 도움이 됩니다. 

교과 학습

한명 한명의 학습능력에 맞추어

개별적으로 진행하고 있습니다. 

어떤 내용이든 정성을 다해

가르치고 이해가 될 때까지 학생의

수준에 맞추어 지도하고 있습니다.

진학·진로 상담

재적되어 있는 학교와 긴밀하게

연락을 취하여 수시로 상황을 보고

합니다. 진학 혹은 진로에 대하여

개별 상담을 통하여 각 학생에게 

맞는 다음 단계를 준비합니다. 

정신건강 상담

전문 상담가에게 받는 정기적인 

상담은 물론, 부등교 관련 전문가

혹은 부등교를 극복한 선배들의

강연회를 진행하고 있습니다.

또한 같은 고민은 가진 부모님들이

서로의 고민을 나눌수 있도록

모임을 주선하고 있습니다. 

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