The number of multicultural students has increased rapidly. Currently, there are over 50 thousand multicultural students in Korea. It includes students who go to international schools and youth who do not go to school at all.  As international marriages continues to increase, more and more multicultural families are residing in Korea. This implies that the world has become globalized and so has Korea. The problem is, however, that students from multicultural families are facing difficulties within the current Korean society.
One of the main problems is the quality and quantity of an education system for multicultural children. For example, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology operates about 195 schools which multicultural students can learn both Korean and other languages after school. However, its number is small compared to the number of whole multicultural students. Since the numbers are way too small, they are located far from students’ homes. Accordingly, students have to commute long distances to take lessons which are quite inconvenient for them. 
Even these education systems are not very systematic. In fact, teachers who take charge of students from multicultural families are not very professional. Even though they were appointed as bilingual teachers, they tend to have a difficult time conducting classes in foreign languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Southeast Asian languages, etc. Moreover, the current education systems for multicultural students mostly focus on club activities rather than professional Korean language courses. Since multicultural students have faster chance to learn Korean in this atmosphere, the gap of education between them and Korean students is getting wider.
In addition, quite a lot of students from multicultural families have difficulties in adapting to Korean schools. According to statistics conducted by the Budget Office in Gyeong-gi Provincial Council, the higher level of schooling higher the multicultural students’ dropout rate: high school (68.6%), middle school (50.7%) and elementary school (35.9%) students.  Two main reasons are discrimination and lack of economic support. As they have different skin colors and cannot speak Korean fluently, other classmates tend to treat differently with certain stereotypes. Besides, almost 60% of multicultural families get an average monthly income which is lower than two million won, as reported by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2009.  In fact, multicultural parent groups mainly engage in blue collar jobs or sales positions including part time works. This low income makes them feel difficult to support children because they always have to struggle for a living.
In order to solve current problems, the government needs to support multicultural families by providing not only job opportunities, but also efficient education to their children. Increasing the number of bilingual teachers and continuously training them. If professional teachers care for multicultural students with efficient Korean education and counseling, they can pursue their dreams: hanging out with Korean students without difficulties. However, the most important thing is our perception towards multicultural students. This is because there are still discrimination and stereotypes based on excessive nationalism. We cannot keep persisting in our own ethnicity since this is not suitable for today’s generalized society. It is time to learn how to harmonize with each other regardless of race and ethnicity.
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 Hyunsook Song, ‘The number of multicultural students became over 50 thousand’ (The Kyunghyang Shinmun, 17 September 2012) <http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=201209172121385&code=940401> accessed 10 October 2012
 Yongduk Hong, ‘Four out of ten multicultural students give up their studies’ (The Hankyoreh, 15 August 2012) <http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/area/547325.html> accessed 10 October 2012
 Sungduk Yum, ‘We have to harmonize with multicultural families’ (The Kukmin Ilbo Kukinews, 27 September 2012) <http://news.kukinews.com/article/view.asp?page=1&gCode=kmi&arcid=0006481985&cp=nv> accessed 10 October 2012