K-Drama Stars Who Attended School Abroad: Park Min Young, Ahn Hyo Seop, And More

While Korean dramas and their stars are recognized around the world, some of these talented actors and actresses have already left their home countries to pursue their studies abroad. Want to know who these celebrities are? So keep scrolling the article!

Besides the ever-competitive entertainment industry, stars like Park Min Young, Ahn Hyo Seop, and many others don’t want to be good at their craft, but also want to pursue a career in another professional environment.

There have been scenes where these stars have shown their intelligence and fluency in different languages, which only means that they have embraced another culture by deciding to study abroad.

Min Young Park

Dubbed as one of the queens of romantic comedy K-drama, Park Min Young has captured the interest of many with the way she speaks and converses well in English.

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The actress revealed in one of her magazine interviews that before becoming an actress, she was an exchange student at an American high school where she had the chance to learn a foreign language and immerse herself in the culture.

The “Forecasting Love and Weather” star even used her English name Rachel while studying abroad.

Ahn Hyo Seop

Ahn Hyo Seop fans and some K-drama fans would agree that he is fluent in English. Her diction is poised to make viewers mesmerized by her intelligence and charms.

Ahn Hyo Seop

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When he was still young, he and his family moved to Canada. It also means that the “Business Proposal” actor began his studies in a foreign country, which made sense that he had a strong British-American accent, which was also shown in some of his dramas.

At the age of 17, he then returned to Seoul to pursue his dream of succeeding in the entertainment industry.


Currently appearing in tvN’s revenge drama “Eve,” Seo Ye Ji, who has strong on-screen charisma, also has a strong background in real life. The ‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ actress revealed during her appearance on Korean variety show ‘Knowing Bros’ that she stayed in Spain for three years to study and can speak the local language.


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Jung Eun Chae

Beautiful actress and star of “Anna” Jung Eun Cha, who also played the role of Goo Seo Ryung in the K series “The Kin: Eternal Monarch”, flew to London at the age of 15 to to study. Additionally, the South Korean star majored in textile design at Central Saint Martins.

Jung Eun Chae

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Choi Woo Shik

One of the up-and-coming actors today from Oscar auditions, Choi Woo Shik is now a household name on the South Korean big screen. Her magnificent performance in “Parasite” and “Train to Busan” won her recognition overseas.

Choi Woo Sik

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But before succeeding in his field, Woo Shik made an important decision whether he would return to his native country, as he was already attending school at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

His choice to return to Korea cost him dearly, and he is now one of the established players in the entertainment industry.

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Shai Collins wrote this.