Suki Kim: This is what it’s like to teach in North Korea


In order that Suki Kim, a native of South Korea, could better understand and write about North Korea, she spent six months undercover there, posing as a teacher and missionary at an all-male university.

Although her time in North Korea was short, she quickly realized what it was like to exist under the control of a dictatorship and to live a life centered around the Great Leader, Kim II-Sung.

As she became closer to her students she struggled with knowing that her whole purpose for being there was to discover truth, yet she couldn’t share anything with her students about the outside world and what they were missing.

In this video you will hear about Kim’s thoughts on the power of truth, knowledge, and the things that would really keep the young men that she had spent so much time with, safe.