South Korea's Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Study Abroad

A white book cover featuring a close-up image of a door propped slightly open. The cast of the shadows suggests that the source of light comes from behind it. Text reads "South Korea's Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Study Abroad." Edited by Adrienne Lo, Nancy Abelmann, Soo Ah Kwon and Sumie Okazaki

Adirenne Lo | Nancy Abelmann | Soo Ah Kwon | Sumie Okazaki

South Korea's Education Exodus analyzes Early Study Abroad in relation to the neoliberalization of South Korean education and labor. With chapters based on demographic and survey data, discourse analysis, and ethnography in destinations such as Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States, the book considers the complex motivations that spur families of pre-college youth to embark on often arduous and expensive journeys. In addition to examining various forms and locations of study abroad, South Korea's Education Exodus discusses how students and families manage living and studying abroad in relation to global citizenship, language ideologies, social class, and race.