[T.C. DAILY PLANET] Minnesota’s first Korean immersion school may benefit adoptees

August 28, 2014


(Sejong Academy Facebook photo)

(Sejong Academy Facebook photo)

[TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET] Korean adoptees in Minnesota will soon have a way to better get in touch with their heritage.

After seven years of planning, Minnesota’s first Korean immersion school Sejong Academy will open this year on Sept. 2 in St. Paul. The school will accept 65 students in K-6, and will serve children of Korean heritage, Karen immigrants, and any children interested in Korean language and culture.

Minnesota is estimated to have more than 10,000 Korean adoptees, according to the Star Tribune. And there’s a demand in parents who want to ensure their children are in touch with their heritage, said Sejong Academy founder Julie Chi. [READ MORE]