Lifestyle: International school for K-pop coming up in Gangnam
Good news for not just the Koreans aspiring to enter the domestic and burgeoning entertainment industry, but also for foreign students who are fascinated about the Korean pop culture.
SM Entertainment will be launching its ‘K-Pop International School’ next year in Seoul’s Gangnam district. This special school is being planned by SM Entertainment in conjunction with Jongro Academy and will house around 400 students, AllKpop reported.
It will a first-of-its-kind school and teach foreign students and aspiring celebrities subjects such as the Korean language, Math and English, along with applied music and dance. About 70% of the matriculated students will be exchange students from foreign countries such as China, while 30% will be aspiring Hallyu star hopefuls within Korea, the report said.
Applied music and dance will be taught by SM while Jongro Academy will teach the regular curriculum and provide general educational guidance.