'Hell Joseon': Coronavirus dashes young Korean's dream of working in US

Ms Lee Hyun-a is trying to find a job in a non-governmental organisation, non-profit group, or think tank.
Ms Lee Hyun-a is trying to find a job in a non-governmental organisation, non-profit group, or think tank.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LEE HYUN-A

SEOUL - Living in New York and about to complete her post-graduate studies in political science earlier this year, Ms Lee Hyun-a was ready to find a job in the big apple and start the new chapter of her life there.

Then the Covid-19 pandemic reached the United States and the 25-year-old had to return to her hometown in South Korea in May.

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