Irvine, a city located in Orange County, California, USA, is the top study destination chosen by Korean celebrities.
In the August 18th broadcast of “Entertainment Company Live”, Korean stars were asked to select their top study abroad destinations.
On this day, Irvine in California, USA, which is regarded as the “star village”, topped the list.
Irvine is a city located in Orange County, California, United States. It has been voted the safest city by the FBI for eight consecutive years and has the lowest crime rate in the United States. In addition, regardless of which school in Irvine they attend, educational enthusiasm here is the highest in the United States, with remarkable academic ability and high college entrance rate.
Representative stars who sent their children to Irvine to study abroad are actresses Shin Ae Ra and actor Cha In Pyo. The couple’s children are studying at an art school in Irvine, which has a reputation for producing many artists and is highly regarded as a top school in California.
Shin Ae Ra, who chose Irvine as the study abroad destination for her children, also studied there herself. The actress shared in a 2014 episode of the SBS program “Strong Heart” that: “I really can’t speak English. That’s why I wanted to study abroad. When I turned 47, I thought that I would not be able to do it for the rest of my life, so I decided to do it.”
Later in 2018, Shin Ae Ra announced through the SBS program “All The Butlers” that she had completed her master’s degree in psychology, saying: “I studied psychology, counseling, and education. Now, my doctorate is considered her family’s legacy.”
In addition, Kim Tae Hee and Rain also bought a townhouse worth about 2.4 billion won (around 1.8 million USD) in Irvine, and many other celebrity couples, including Son Ji Chang & Oh Yeon Soo, as well as Yoo Ho Jeong and Lee Jae Ryong, have chosen Irvine.