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SM to form a 'K-Pop International School'

By jubilantj   Friday, May 27, 2016   238,084   37,395   181



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SM Entertainment has a 'K-Pop International School' in the works, the opening date for which is set tentatively for early 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 300~400 students. 

The formation of this school is an alternative type of school that will teach foreign students and aspiring celebrities subjects such as the Korean language, Math, and English, along with applied music and dance. 

70% of the matriculated students will be exchange students from foreign countries such as China, and 30% will be aspiring Hallyu star hopefuls within Korea. 

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SM and Jongro Academy started holding promotional events starting in November in order to explain the enrollment process, and they will be hosting foreign exchange students who wish to study and engage in celebrity activities at the same time. They will also the start recruiting students within Korea the same way. 

Applied music and dance will be taught by SM while Jongro Academy will teach the regular curriculum and provide general educational guidance. 

Though the school will start off as an alternative school, SM and Jongro plan to transform it into an international school in the future. 

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EverythingWinner Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This is a nice opportunity but you need to be in South Korea for this. Good luck to all who will enroll!

chanclas Tuesday, July 19, 2016

it's great that even though it's an "international" school they will probably only accept asians nontheless, i've won some small dance competitions but i doubt they'd accept me since i'm not at least part asian, what a shame :/

niezza Monday, May 30, 2016


Dinolynx Sunday, May 29, 2016

I would love go to this school but there is so many questions that are unanswered. Like where are the school? Housing (are student provide with or have there own)? Non-Asian? Grades/ages? Will it be successful? How much to get in? And so many more

Joowon99 Sunday, May 29, 2016

I read it and thought: WOW! Pretty cool! But than I remembered I'm not asian...because for S.Korea foreigners probably means all other Asians who aren't from Korea =.= But good for the Asians.

Minnie_Mee Sunday, May 29, 2016

They didn't really say anything about non-Asians, but does that imply that non-Asians can apply? I would really like to. I am an aspiring singer, but I have been struggling lol

Cylix Minnie_Mee Sunday, May 29, 2016

I doubt it's going to be about non-Asians tbh, since I think the point of this project is to detect even more capable future k-pop artists. Usually, you have to be part asian to become a k-pop star. I don't know whether they suddenly mean to take non-Asian foreigners and mold them into hallyu stars. I highly doubt it.

bedshits Sunday, May 29, 2016

SM wants to teach English in that school when they can't even get the English in their songs right? SM doesn't even add English subtitles to their videos?

CinamonPoptart bedshits Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's not as if they should.

bedshits CinamonPoptart Wednesday, June 1, 2016

What do you mean? SM doesn't need to add english subtitles to their videos however it would put a stop to fans re-uploading the MVs with subtitles. As for the actual english in songs, that should be corrected its not that difficult to get an english/korean speaking individual to correct the errors.

CinamonPoptart bedshits Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Oh wait, I do agree that it should be done in order to stop the re-uploading of the videos. Sorry i mistook you for one of those fans who are always asking for eng sub (in an annoying way). And I do think they should get someone who corrects the errors in their English lyrics. But I guess some of those errors are part of the Konglish/Engrish??

9001reasons Sunday, May 29, 2016

inb4 mass lawsuits from chinese students.

TiMa_Laag Saturday, May 28, 2016

how can i get in this school ? can arabs get in or just korean and japan and china ?!

CinamonPoptart Saturday, May 28, 2016

I don't have talent but I want to attend lol help

jinkisays CinamonPoptart Saturday, May 28, 2016

Same here haha

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