In South Korea, Foreign Professors Can Have a Hard Time Fitting In

Mark Abramson for The Chronicle

"One of the students in evaluations said that I insulted Korea," says Michael Foster, who felt unwelcome at Korea U., in Seoul. The university said Mr. Foster broke campus rules and fired him. He has moved back to New York.
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It all began well enough. Michael Foster joined his wife, a South Korean, in Seoul in 2010 with a new doctorate in English literature and a three-year, tenure-track contract at prestigious Korea University. His aim was to build a life in a country...

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