BC: By: Ryan Densley, Andrew Donchez, Mitchell Crowder Images: Google Images, Facebook, Personal Pictures South Korean Information: http://www2.fiu.edu/~dwyere/teenlifeinkorea.html
FC: A Day in the Life of a Teenager | South Korea | United States
1: This is a photo documented story comparing the lives of an American student and a South Korean student.
2: American 6:30 Wake Up & Take a Shower | Korean 6:00 Wake Up & Excercise
3: American 7:00 Get Dressed & Eat Breakfast | Korean 6:30 Get Dressed & Eat Breakfast
4: Korean 7:00 Go to School (Taxi, Subway, or Bus, rarely by parents) | American 8:00 Catch Bus or Carpool to School
5: American 8:15 Arrive at School | Korean 7:15 Arrive at School
6: Students may take up to 14 of 15 subjects in a single school year, though never all in the same day. | 8:40 School Begins | Korean School | The classroom is often setup with individual desks, aligned in rows and columns in front of a whiteboard. The teacher lectures from behind a podium. | Traditionally, schools have been divided by gender. However, schools have started to become coed.
7: American School | 8:45 School Begins | Students take 7 classes every day for one single school year. There are opportunities to take extra classes before school and other classes online. Students may also choose to take select classes during the summer in summer school to get ahead in a subject.
8: American 12:45-1:15 Lunch Either buy from school cafeteria or bring from home. | Korean 11:30-12:30 Lunch School has a cafeteria, but many buy food at nearby restaurants or stores, or bring from home.
9: Korean 5:00 Dinner at School | American 3:45 School Ends
10: American Extracurricular Activities 4:00-7:00 Variety of Sports Scouts Volunteer Opportunities
11: Korean Extracurricular Activities In spite of the intense studying, Korean teenagers do find time to have fun. Especially Friday, after school, and on the weekend. They enjoy computer games, a variety of sports, and hanging out with their friends.
12: American Family | The United States has many different types of families, but the traditional structure of the American family is mother, father, and children. | Over time, the traditional structure has had to adapt to influences, such as divorce, single-parent families, teenage pregnancy, same-sex marriage, and adoption.
13: There exists hierarchy in Korean families. The oldest child is held in high esteem and holds greater responsibility than the other siblings. | In spite of the intensity of daily study, families do manage to show tremendous camaraderie. Families make regular outings to bookstores, national parks, and beaches. | Korean Family
14: American 7:00 Eat Dinner | Korean 6:00-11:00 Study (either individually or in cram school)
15: American 7:30-11:00 Homework and TV | Korean 6:00-11:00 More studying
16: American 11:00 Bed | Korean 11:00 Bed
17: The End