The passion and demand of education in Korea and the number of Korean students studying in the UK are increasing rapidly (See Appendix 1). In 2003, 212,000 students in OECD countries are foreign students who study overseas. It shows that the total number of foreign students had increased 15 percent compared with the previous year. Especially, the absolute figure of foreign students among OECD countries includes Korean, Japanese and German students (OECD, 2005). Moreover, whereas the UK and most European countries spend around one percent of their GDP on higher education, Korea spends around 2.5 percent of their GDP on education (See Appendix 2). The total level of spending on tertiary education in Korea relies not only on government spending but also substantial contributions form students, donations and other non-government sources (OECD, 2004). These statistics show that the passion and demand for education in Korea is considerable and steady. In particular, people are interested in English language courses and early and tertiary education in the English-speaking countries.
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