YouTube sensation Korean Billy helps create UK guide to help international students feel at home

Friday, 25th May 2018, 08:52 am
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 10:43 am

Internet sensation Korean Billy, known for his popular British dialect videos, and the UK's largest student accommodation provider have partnered to create a '˜UK guide', to help international students feel more at home.

The video guide, which you can watch below, includes British quirks, sayings, landmarks and traditional cuisine.

The UK's largest purpose-built student accommodation provider has partnered with YouTuber Korean Billy to create a video guide to life in the UK, to help international students feel more at home and settle better into British culture.

The guide focuses on typical UK quirks, sayings, landmarks and cuisine as well as some of the funnier typically British stereotypes.

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Unite Students has partnered with Korean Billy to create a video guide for overseas students coming to the UK for university.

The video is a light-hearted guide to what Brits say, do, eat and visit, so that UK culture seems a little less alien and students feel more at home when they arrive.

Do you understand?

Unite Students and Korean Billy have also launched four other UK city-specific guides for British and international students moving to a new city to study.

The city guides include top student locations '“ London, Bristol, Newcastle and Glasgow.

In the UK guide, some of the typical British quirks Korean Billy covers include overusing the word sorry, talking about the weather and queuing anywhere they go.

Traditional British foods include fish and chips, pie and mash and classic Sunday roasts, whilst stereotypical phrases for international students to learn include; '˜My G' (my friend), '˜Mardy' (grumpy/sulky) and '˜Bare jokes' (very funny), as well as lots of other modern sayings.

Unite Students is the UK's largest purpose-built student accommodation provider of its kind that houses more than 50,000 students and was established almost three decades' ago.

Over a third of Unite Students' occupants are overseas students.

Talking back

Korean Billy shot to internet fame in 2016 after creating a series of videos that demonstrate dialects from different parts of the UK, with his most famous video being the '˜Roadman' dialect, which has had more than 700,000 views.

John Blanshard, Student Experience Director at Unite Students, said: 'We know that heading off to university can be a daunting experience for many students, not least those going to study in another country.

"We wanted to do something to make them feel at home in the UK before they even arrive for their first semester.

"Korean Billy is a sensation not just in Britain but across the globe and that's why we think he's the perfect person to help us launch our guide.

"The guides we've created '“ for the UK as well as the four British cities '“ should help people understand a bit more about where they are heading to and British culture, in an engaging way.'

Talk about the weather

Korean Billy said: 'When Unite Students approached me I knew that it was something I wanted to help with.

"I love British culture; that's why my videos focus on the wide range of UK dialects and quirks!

"I know what it's like for students travelling to another city or even country for their education, so if these video guides help at least one student feel more at home then I'll be happy!'