[HOT LINKS] Korean government funds bride schools in Vietnam

July 15, 2014



Korean government is funding several bride schools in Vietnam — day-long or three-day courses.

[The Washington Post] Mail-order marriages have boomed in South Korea in the past 15 years, prompting the country to more forcefully regulate the process — including funding several bride schools in Vietnam in which women are introduced to the Korean language and customs before getting their visas.

They met for the first time at a hotel coffee shop. He’d flown five hours from South Korea. She’d come eight hours by bus from the Vietnamese countryside. The attraction was modest but enough. About 18 hours later, they were married. [Read More]