In this Feb. 27, 2012, photo, Sally Kim takes notes during a physics class at Columbia Independent School in Columbia, Mo. Kim's parents, who live in South Korea, sent her to live with relatives in ... more 
In this Feb. 27, 2012, photo, Sally Kim takes notes during a physics class at Columbia Independent School in Columbia, Mo. Kim's parents, who live in South Korea, sent her to live with relatives in Columbia for a better education that provides more collegiate opportunities. Such relocations, known as early study abroad, have surged in popularity in South Korea, where a rigid, test-driven education system, combined with intense social pressure to succeed in an English-first global economy, often means breaking up families for the sake of school. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Grant Hindsley
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