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What's up guys, John here and I have some interesting news. SM Entertainment is expanding their recruit tactics in the most unthinkable way. They are building....*drum roll please*.....


Wait, what?

OK let me explain. So according to Yonhap news, a Korean media outlet, SM is planning on building an international Kpop school. It will be in the middle of the Gangnam neighborhood in Seoul. The program will include students in middle and high school. This is a joint project between SM and Jongro Academy, a chain of after school academies in Korea.

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With the objective of accepting celebrities from both Korea and abroad, the school will teach basic classes like Korean, English, math. Along with these classes they will also teach skills needed on order to become an idol(dancing and singing).

Thinking that this is just a rumor? Not true.

SM and Jongro Academy signed a contract registering the name "Kpop International School". this shows how serious both sides are in creating the first Kpop school. The school is currently being built with an estimated completion date of early 2017. The school is planning to accept 70% of its students from China and other foreign countries, whole the remaing 30% will be aspiring celebrities that are Korean. In total 300-400 students will be in the school.
SM will focus on strategy and opening the school while Jongro Academy will focus on educating the students. Credit to info here None of these images/gifs belong to KpopInt

What Do You Think Of This Idea?

And the fact that you'd have to be rich to send your kid over to another country for special schooling for several years. I wonder if they're planning on building some sort of scholarship program for talented but low income students. Regardless this whole thing is really interesting.
I live in Cali and I'm Hispanic I think that my dreams became reality but idk if I can gooo 😐 how do you sign up 😅
I would be excited for this if I didn't hear horror stories from trainees. It's kind of a cool idea, but part of it creeps me out a bit. Gives me a "idol group factory" sort of vibe.
cool. I'm too old to enroll. I will just be a teacher.
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