Want to learn Korean? Enrollment in Korean classes spikes thanks to K-pop

Want to learn Korean? Enrollment in Korean classes spikes thanks to K-pop

Enrollment in Korean classes has shot up all thanks to the K-pop culture.

From 'Gangnam Style', BTS to South Korea's success with 'Squid Game', interest in K-pop culture has spiked in the past decade.

Experts have seen this interest manifest with a 78% rise in enrollment in Korean language classes.

East Asian departments are struggling to accommodate increasing demand for Korean classes, that were earlier limited.

Young people's infatuation with K-pop is an opportunity for South Korea to engage with Americans across various sectors.

This raises many more supporters of South Korea in America across various industries.

Korea is positioning itself as an important player in multiple sectors.

The interest in K-pop is most likely to manifest in the business world, the scientific community and other areas.

It also opens doors for Americans to interact more with Korea.