Ms. Marjie Carroll


Gyeongnam International Foreign School

Welcome to the GIFS website!  Whether you are a new family moving to South Korea, someone that lives close by in our local or international community, or a potential new employee of GIFS, we hope you find this site useful and informative.

Gyeongnam International Foreign School (GIFS) is a K-12 co-educational institution offering students and families a truly international educational opportunity.  Our students and staff come to us from near and far around the world to work together in an environment that values the diversity of thought and experiences of all. Our aim is to develop students who care about the environment, themselves, and others, and are academically prepared for the high standards of the university or college of their choice.

GIFS has recently joined the community of International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools.  The IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) is the world’s premier pre-university course of study.  The values and philosophy of GIFS is a perfect match with the IB as we emphasize a creative, challenging, and meaningful education to meet the needs of 21st century learners across all grade levels.

Building a successful teaching team is a priority at GIFS.  All of our teachers are experienced, committed educators who are passionate about teaching and learning.  We recruit dynamic, highly qualified, licensed teachers that are assigned to work in their area of expertise.  GIFS teachers guide and inspire students to think critically and creatively in preparation for a future in an increasingly globalized society.

At GIFS, we know that education is more than textbooks, paper, and pencils so we encourage and support the arts, athletics, and service opportunities.  Our students regularly enjoy field trips that take advantage of the unique cultural and natural environment of Korea.  We are a member of the South Korean Activities Conference (SKAC) that sponsors sports tournaments and academic competition including Soccer, Basketball, Model U.N., and U.S. National Spelling Bee events.

GIFS is proud of its achievements in its first decade, and we look forward to many more years in service to students, families, and staff.

All the best,

Marjie Carroll