There are no Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) located in Busan. The two fully accredited international schools in Busan are Busan International Foreign School (BIFS) and Busan Foreign School (BFS). 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) at

BIFS, formerly known as the International School of Busan, was established in 1983, and has a long and distinguished history of serving the international expatriate community in and around the Busan area.

BIFS offers programs for students from Pre-school to 12th Grade through their Early Learning Centre, Elementary School, Middle School and High School.

BIFS has received authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and the IB Diploma Program. These are international, transdisciplinary programs designed to foster the development of the whole child, not just in the classroom but also through other means of learning. BIFS is accredited by the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC).

For more information, please see the school website at