Welcome to Gyeongnam International Foreign School in Sacheon, South Korea.

Principal’s Message

It is my honor to be the new principal for Gyeongnam International Foreign School. In the short time I have been here, it has become abundantly obvious that GIFS is a school that cultivates students academically, socially and emotionally and has a strong home/school partnership, paramount for an excellent learning environment. 


As an authorized Diploma Program (DP) school, a newly authorized Primary Years Program (PYP) school and a candidate school for the Middle Years Program (MYP), Gyeongnam International Foreign School is a proud member of the International Baccalaureate World School family.


GIFS delivers rigorous academic instruction with an inquiry-based learning approach, teaches real-world, 21st century skills embedded in the IB Approaches to Learning and develops core values embodied in the IB Learner Profile. GIFS provides students with an active role in their education giving them ownership and responsibility in the learning process.


Our exciting, multifaceted extracurricular program provides opportunities for students to explore enriching activities in a stimulating, safe environment and our diverse, caring teaching staff promotes an internationally-minded perspective.


Please peruse our school website or visit us on campus if you have the opportunity. I ensure you will receive a warm welcome from our GIFS community.


Susan Eby

Susan Eby,
Principal of Gyeongnam
International Foreign School