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samhas32
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I'm looking to start a foreign school/study program for K-12 students who are discouraged from attending international schools because of the high cost. Whereas most of the international schools have an average tuition of $25,000 payable all at once, this program would charge around $1,000 per month, payable monthly. 
I'm looking to start in January.

School would be based on American-Canadian models, with an advanced but fun curriculum. High school curriculum would be AP/IB based.

Would anyone be interested in participating in this program? I'm just trying to get an idea of interest for now.

TyKhim
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Sounds interesting but do you have financing, marketing, and curriculum lined up or just an idea you're kicking around? If you have a serious business plan then I'll talk with you.,

maxk0527
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If something like this existed, id be the first to sign up for it
robertpusan64
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I do believe an international school is harder to open then a mom and pop hogwon . Such as gaining the paper paperwork to open the school . Good luck on this matter . It sounds interesting 

expatwife
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There must be big  bucks to be made operating an International School in Korea. There seems to be little accountabilty on how the school is run on a day to day basis & little transparancy in the accounts. For those reasons those who have their fingers in these particular pies would like to keep the competition at bay. I suspect that may be the reason why there are so few International Schools (actual Foreign Schools with foreign pupils!) in the Southern half of South Korea, particularly for older children. Given that it has 3 of the Worlds largest shipyards, Nike, Shipping etc etc all employing large numbers of Western men who in turn bring their families with them. Most having school fees paid as part of their employment package. Some of those children needing to travel in excess of 3 or 4 hours a day to school. The school that  charges $25,000 per year for, in my experience, an ok education on a good day and an appalling excuse for a school on a bad one is the 'best'! choice for foreigners with older children at the minute! Sad but true!  I wish you all the luck in the World, I have a feeling you may need it. But the need for competitively priced legitimate education for foriegn children in Korea is long long overdue.

ryan gilbert
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expat wife, I have some questions as I will be, maybe, sending my daughter to the international school next year in Gijang. When we visited the school looked very comparable to what I attended in the US, but it was vacation and so there were no students there. I am most concerned about the statement you made about them being ok education on a good day. I am clueless on the realities of the International schools and so if you have first or second or even third hand info on the Gijang school please share. I don't work for a company so the 25,000 comes out of my pocket so I am serious about finding out from some experienced parents.

mattsid
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A friend of mine sends his kid to the International school in Gijang. He's very happy with it.

expatwife
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@Ryan Gilbert sent you a message.

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