Extra! Korea

June 11, 2009

$4,800 is a “huge amount” of student debt

Filed under: education, rapid cultural change — extrakorea @ 12:07 pm

Pity 23-year-old Jin. Like many young Koreans, she’s looking for a job, but often, anxiety gets the best of her, and her confidence gets deflated before she even gets started. Why? Because she has a huge amount of student debt, $4,800. Read on, but have a handkerchief ready.

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2 Comments »

  1. Almost as tragic as the 4% unemployment rate.

    Comment by Teadrinker — June 19, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

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