The Hagwon Phenomenon: Student Perspectives on Korean Cram Schools

In this mini-story, NOVAsia sat down with Do Hwi Choi and Hyunsoo Kim to discuss their views on the Korean Hagwon system. They reflect on their experiences attending these private academies and how the system may grow and change in the future.

Guests: Do Hwi Choi, Hyunsoo Kim

Producer/Editor: Erin Tiedemann

Assistant Editor: Beckie Cormier

Music: Expression by Pold



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About Erin Tiedemann 7 Articles
Erin is a graduate student at Yonsei GSIS currently pursuing her Masters in Global Affairs and Policy. Originally from New York, USA, her time spent studying and working in Hong Kong, China, and South Korea inspired her to pursue international relations as well as cultural exchange and understanding. She has experience working in the realms of media, education, and finance, and her background in humanities gives her an appreciation for understanding peoples’ lived experiences. Her areas of interest include international development and cooperation, particularly pertaining to gender, sustainability, and human migration.