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송정은 수습기자 | 승인 2019.04.03 |(519호)

 As of May 2017, the number of foreign students coming to Korea exceeded 100,000 as a result of the recent surge in tourists visiting Korea. Recently, Korea has become a "interesting" country for foreigners, and this article would like to introduce you to more about Korea after a long period of studying abroad.

▲ The poster that Korea's entertainment show "Come on, isn't it Korea's first time?" / Source: NAVER

 More foreign tourists are interested in Korea, and there are more broadcasts introducing Korea to Korea. First of all, the entertainment show, “Come on, isn't it Korea's first time?” is gaining popularity. The program is a reality show where a foreign broadcaster from Korea invites his native friends to Korea to travel. Korean viewers enjoy the excitement of foreign friends visiting Korea for the first time and cultural differences. The show allows foreign actors to get to know foreign-oriented Korean attractions because they plan their own trips. Specially, if you want to have a variety of special experiences in Seoul, we recommend watching this show. It airs on MBC every Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

 The second broadcast is “WHAT’S UP MAN”. It is a web entertainment program hosted by Park Jun-hyung, a member of the Korean boy group GOD. The “WHAT’S UP MAN” is also an introduction to Korean culture, which Koreans can benefit from not only focusing on Korean culture but also providing information about his hometown of the United States. The program's special feature is that it actually visits places where Koreans recommended to him with YouTube comments or instant recommendations. Those are all famous for South Korea's so-called 'hot place,' which is popular with young Koreans. Therefore, if you are actually looking for a place where locals visit frequently, it would be good to see this broadcast. This program offers subtitle in English on Youtube, so it will be helpful. It is updated every Friday at 5 p.m. on NAVER TV, Youtube and Facebook's “WHAT’S UP MAN” channels.

 The following are the YouTube channels that introduce Korea. The channel is “Korean Englishman” from U.K. YouTuber called Josh. The channel is so popular that until recently, it has more than 1.9 million subscribers and 350 million views. It offers things to see by experiencing Korea's culture and food and introducing the different cultures of England. Also, it has gained huge attention by producing a video clip by collaborating with famous foreign actors to introduce Korean food to them.

 As foreigners have become more aware of Korea, broadcasting of various contents about Korea is increasing. So just typing the word 'Korea' in the YouTube search window will bring you a huge number of videos, including some of the channels recommended by foreigners. We hope these information will help you study abroad in Korea.

Song Jeong Eun

sallysje@kunsan.ac.kr

 

송정은 수습기자  sallysje@kunsan.ac.kr

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