Whenever I’m on my facebook, my friends from Korea always ask me how I’m doing here in the United States. that kind of conversation became tedious but I was curious why they were so envious of me. I felt like I was locked up in prison for past five years I’ve lived in the United States. but I gradually learned that I live the American Dream and not everyone has the chance to study abroad and widen their mental view.
my parents, especially my mother, encourages me to do things that I want to do. I learned that it is only possible for me to do the things that I want to do, which I took it for granted, here in the united states. for example, I joined many club activities such as art club, environmental club, and bio club. I also did many other things like running for the student council, joining track, lifeguarding, and etc. my mother says that I wouldn’t have all these opportunities if I lived in Korea so even though I don’t live under the best circumstances, I should be thankful.
even though I am from south Korea, I don’t know much about Korean education. I’ve heard many things about it and experienced it indirectly through my parents. I want to know more about it. my indirect experiences definitely helped push myself to work harder. I want to know the students life; what the philosophy looks like in a class to day. I want to know the effects of the Korean education and difference between the Korean and American education. I want to know what their goal is, or our goal is.
(Here are some cool articles about Korean education:)
1. C, Alice. “Getting into a College…” Review.Web log post.Education in Korea and America.N.p., 22 May 2008. Web. 22 May 2008. (This article compares and contrasts the different requirements for college in Korea and America.)
2.”The Difference between Korean and American Education.”EHow Mom. Ed. Matthew Spira.N.p., n.d. Web. (This article is about Korean education, how competitive it is and the outcomes in mother’s perspective)