Four students from Korea are in Edinburgh as part of a British Government initiative to promote the UK to Asian audiences.
The students are visiting Edinburgh, Oxford and University College London having won a national Korean competition titled British Dreams.
Each student produced a 90 second film outlining their dream of visiting, or studying in, the UK. The competition was created as part of the British Government’s GREAT campaign.
The students will film more content while in the UK and one student will begin a three-month internship at the British Council in Seoul when they return to Korea. They will share their experiences via the Education UK website and a British Council blog.
Accompanying the group is one of Korea’s most popular video bloggers. London-based Korean speaker Josh Carrott has been uploading videos of his Korean experiences since August 2013. He boasts a fan-base of 490,000 subscribers and will help produce a British Council film about the Korean students’ UK experiences.
The group will visit Edinburgh on Wednesday 15 October and will be accompanied by University’s Korean Students Society (EKSS), EUSA and the University’s International Office. The group will tour the central university campus area before experiencing the city’s wider culture, heritage, food and drink.
A total of 93 Korean students enrolled at Edinburgh in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 2013/14. Taking part in the British Dream programme further reinforces Edinburgh’s commitment to increasing student numbers and profile in Asia.
The group comprises four students from four Korean universities.