Ep. 21 – Walter Foreman on Korea’s Car Market, Education, and Media

Walter Foreman is the Director of UC Riverside’s International Education Center in Gangnam (GNUCR), content monitor for the Korean government’s Culture and Information Service, and the host of tbs eFM’s Weekly Review. Previously communications manager for Korea University’s Office of International Affairs, Walter as well has extensive radio and print media experience, hosting the shows Inside Out and Weekly Edition. He’s also an avid car lover and Pez collector. You can connect with Walter on Twitter @walter_foreman and GNUCR at http://www.gnucr.net

Show Notes

01:29 what is GNUCR

05:05 English teaching over the years

08:27 why Korea

12:20 studying abroad in Korea / quality and evaluations

16:25 on how the international community has evolved

17:21 on media experiences and volunteerism

27:25 all about cars in Korea

41:12 why GM may pull out of Korea

43:38 on Korean car quality / comparative advantage

48:40 rapid fire round

People, Places, Things Mentioned on the Show

2002 World Cup (2002 FIFA 월드컵)

2010 G20 Seoul summit

Asia Financial Crisis

Daegu (대구시)

Demographics of Korea

EPIK (English Program in Korea)

Gangnam-UC Riverside International Education Center (GNUCR강남구립국제교육원)

George Takei

GM Korea (한국지엠주식회사)

Kia Stinger

Korean National University of Education (KNUE) (한국교원대학교)

Koreans studying abroad

Korea-Yonsei Games (고연전)

Luxury car market in Korea


Michael Bolton


Saskatoon, Canada


Test Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata Y20

University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside)

University of Saskatchewan

University of Sydney



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