Ken Jeung has a lot to do with the next big thing in education in South Korea.
A few months ago, he was named the first Asian American teacher of the year in the National Teacher Education Award.
Jeong recently moved to a different field, and has been teaching English in China since 2009.
Now, he’s getting ready to head to North Korea for his first academic semester.
Here’s everything you need to know about his upcoming trip.
First, a brief history: In 2010, Jeong was the only African American teacher in North Korea.
That was before the country opened its doors to Western education.
Since then, his students have come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, with many from South Korea and the United States.
Today, Jeung is a professor at Kookmin University in the capital, Pyongyang.
He also teaches English to a number of other students from the country.
In 2018, he won the Asian American Teacher of the Year award.
But he’s not the only black teacher to go there.
“When I was in college, I also did a lot of teaching,” he said.
“I taught English to students from South Africa and from New York.
I’m very happy about that, but it’s very difficult for me because I am not an American, and there’s no way for me to speak English to those students.”
The reason why is simple.
Jeung said he has to speak a little bit more Korean in order to get his students’ attention.
“So I’m really trying to make sure that they can understand that I am here for their education, and I’m trying to do it in English,” he explained.
He said his English is very good, but he has a hard time communicating in Korean.
“Even when I’m teaching English to my students, it’s a little difficult,” he told The Daily Beast.
“But I’m doing my best.”
When he arrived in Pyongyang last year, he and his family were told they could come to the country on a short-term student visa.
He didn’t even know if he would be able to come to North Korean schools for a semester.
But, after he returned home to the U.S., he said he realized he needed to get a degree.
“As I started to learn more about the country, I was impressed with the quality of education and the opportunities that were available there,” he shared.
Jeon is studying a bachelor of science in international relations, which would allow him to travel to China.
The U.K. is also part of the North Korean education program.
He wants to work there, too.
“It’s not like I want to work in the U