An examinee prepares for the Suneung test in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: EPA

Why South Koreans are trapped in a lifetime of study

  • On Thursday, 590,000 high school students took South Korea’s Suneung national college entrance exam
  • But for most, even after the ‘life-defining’ test, the flurry of textbooks and stress never ends
Topic |   South Korea

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An examinee prepares for the Suneung test in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: EPA
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Crystal Tai

Crystal Tai

Crystal covers business trends and cultural criticism, with a special focus on Northeast Asia, for the Asia desk. Before joining the SCMP, she contributed to Quartz, i-D Magazine, Monocle, Wallpaper, Lonely Planet and other publications. Her broadcast commentary has been featured on BBC Radio, CGTN and other media.