S.M., the country's biggest talent agency, and a private institute will found an alternative international school for teenagers dreaming of becoming K-pop stars.
S.M. announces their plan to open "K-pop international school" in Seoul's southern district of Gangnam, possibly early next year.
Selected Korean and foreign K-pop star aspirants will learn major subjects taught in
typical Korean middle and high schools, such as the Korean, English and math, as well as practical music and dance in the school.
About 70 percent of the slots for enrollment will be filled with students from China and other foreign countries, and the remaining 30 percent with local students aspiring to become pop stars.
They also unveiled a plan to establish a local campus in China after gaining the status so it can serve as an export base for Korean pop cultural products.