Korea has a relatively strong representation at Columbia. Korean international students tend to form circles exclusively amongst themselves; one student who had spent his high school years in America commented that his English speaking skills got worse when he arrived at Columbia, due to his socializing solely with other Koreans.
Notable Columbia People from Korea
- Yi Hae-gyeong, member of royal family, former librarian
- Chung Un-chan, faculty 1976-1978
- Lena Park, GS '10
Koreatown, Manhattan is located on 32nd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.