Exodus of students from abroad hurts universities

As universities in South Korea turned to online classes and many foreign students dropped out or took leaves of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, colleges outside the Seoul metropolitan area are complaining about plummeting revenues, writes Jin Chang-Il for the Korea JoongAng Daily.

Several university officials have told the JoongAng Ilbo recently that hundreds of foreign students either applied to take semesters off or ditched their decision to study in Korea, which is leading to colossal tuition fee losses.

With a growing number of students at top-notch universities in Seoul demanding refunds for their tuitions, some university officials in other areas said they were closely monitoring online discussion forums used by their students to look out for similar movements on their campuses.
Full report on the Korea JoongAng Daily site