Here are seven things that foreigners don't believe until they see for themselves in South Korea -- from over-the-top-pizza to kimchi fridges.
South Korean high school students are under heavy academic stress. But high school students in vocational schools have their own kind of difficulties.
Humanities lovers in South Korea gather on Facebook page Humanities Bullshit to ramble about society. But rambling is not all there is to their bullshit.
State-issued history textbooks is one of president Park's signature policies. Only one high school is using it. Its school year is off to a rough start.
This year's suneung exam has come and gone in South Korea, showing that students are still under enormous pressure to learn and conform to expectations.
The world looks to Korea as a model for education but the system has a dark side. Korean education produces students who are overachieving but unhappy and ill.