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