Child & Youth

There is no Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) located in Busan. Families stationed here utilize the Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP) which allows families to choose a school for their children, when a DODEA school is not available. The NDSP does not inspect or certify schools; families are given the opportunity to select the school that works best for the needs of their children. Please check out the Connected Magazine for education resources guide for families in Busan located in the School

Liaison Officer tab. This resource guide features the current education options for children in lieu of a DoDEA school. It is possible for military dependents to attend other Korean and private schools in Busan as well. However, service members must register and get approval through the Non-DoD Schools Program (NDSP) prior to starting.


Like DoDEA, there is no DoD childcare available in Busan. Korean daycare/preschool is available and may vary in cost, depending on the school and program. International Schools as well as other public and private schools in Busan offer Pre-K, however, DoDEA does not cover the cost and parents should contact the schools directly about Pre-K fees.


Please keep in mind international schools charge fees that are not covered by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). Please contact the schools directly for more information.