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Overflowing global content!Take a peek at the daily lifeof the World Friends KOICA volunteersIntroducing the 7 YouTubers of the World Friends KOICA VolunteersIn general, it is not that common to encounter volunteer work opportunities overseas. From 1 to 3 years at a maximum, the everyday life of the World Friends KOICA volunteers would be a completely new experience for them in foreign countries. For those who plan to or want to take part in overseas volunteering activities, it would be of great use to observe the daily life of KOICA members living in local areas.So, let s take a look at our YouTubers who are displaying their daily lives to subscribers through videos, and are currently the active overseas volunteer workers of KOICA or who are living in foreign countries by performing overseas volunteer activities. So, why don t you take a moment to watch the YouTube videos of the oversees volunteers to solve your curiosity about specific countries?https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPnYU3Zzzmc-qhkGvcwxH4AAlong with the volunteer activities carried out by the World Friends KOICA, various kinds of content are beign uploaded including the daily life, cultural experiences, and traveling in Paraguay. Most videos highlight the creator s peaceful everyday life in Paraguay, and it is even possible to feel as if you ve been to Paraguay after watching few videos. Since it is not common to discover YouTubers or channels that make videos about Paraguay, it is worth spending your time enjoying watching some of them if you want to experience the local life of Paraguay.[VLOG in South America] What would a KOICA volunteer do?┃Volunteer activities covered during 2 days and 3 nights in Pilar, Paraguayhttps://youtu.be/mW11wJJz7L4https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqeBI8AB-OHeAgMu3mAjT8gYou ll never get bored if you watch videos that consistently engage you just like you re listening to one of your real friends. From the videos that make Korean food such as jokbal (pigs feet) or sweet red bean paste that are quite rare in Colombia and the ones that introduce the creator s challenge in trying out interior designs for her room as an amateur with clumsy and unskilled actions, the viewer can feel a sense of kinship.DailyRYU s chic yet sincere comments will make you giggle from time to time, and then you ll soon fall for her infinite charm.A Chuseok gift set from Korea!┃Unboxing the Chuseok presents for KOICA volunteers in Colombiahttps://youtu.be/vfnXTgPPrLUhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMcn_DWFw3EwzutR9Y1P7EQThis YouTube account might be the most appropriate channel for introducing the actual activities of the World Friends KOICA volunteers. It provides videos about KOICA cooperation activities carried out in East Timor along with the detailed processes. Also, active communications with local students are being introduced as well. As many local students appear in the videos, the overall mood of the content is lively and cheerful. You ll naturally become proud of being Korean as you watch the activities of the overseas KOICA volunteers and admire the beautiful nature of East Timor. Maybe it s because the people in East Timor are friendly to Guana, so the viewers would soon find East Timor becoming familiar little by little. Vlog of a KOICA volunteer who teaches Korean in East Timor┃Same, Timor-Lestehttps://youtu.be/ikE7nSC-Y80https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLNBdvQEIU4LXM0ByBDR3gSOLuSOLu is a World Friends KOICA volunteer who owns three cats and dees volunteer work in Uganda. You are likely to feel relaxed as you watch the videos that highlight the daily life in Uganda. From the videos made with bland filming and editing, it is possible to feel the local atmosphere and understand life in Uganda which is a country that is rather unfamiliar to us. Besides, it is even possible to witness the activities of SOLuSOLu as an overseas volunteer in Uganda. You ll be able to indirectly experience local cultures, especially the wedding culture in Uganda if you watch the recently uploaded video titled Going to the wedding in Uganda! (What to prepare: patience). SOLuSOLu in Uganda +718"Going to the wedding in Uganda! (What to prepare: patience)"https://youtu.be/djf7HAJi3kIhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIhjoa1QJ7EFM63uJwnLQwSignificantly, she is a talented YouTuber who can comfortably use English, Spanish, and of course Korean in her videos. As she teaches computer in Peru, her videos are made with high-quality editing. Also, since she works with another person as a duo when filming the videos, the angles of the videos are much more stable when compared to selfies. Instead of other simple vlogs that introduce the daily lives of overseas volunteers, her videos are similar to a well-structured TV program because they are well-organized, well-edited, dubbed with scripts and provided with subtitles. The content is uploaded once a month, so there are not that many videos available on the channel. However, it is certainly the best channel to discover the diverse aspects of Peru.Un d┃a de Voluntaria KOICA┃A day of KOICA volunteerhttps://youtu.be/cyMniTsZRyghttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTg-6vuMNVKQYX-TgSiC8ACOMICO is an extremely popular YouTuber who has 178,000 subscribers. His video titled Teaching a lesson to a foreigner who makes racist jokes about Korean through standup comedy hit 1,762,064 views. After completing his World Friends KOICA volunteer activities in Peru, he has been performing comedies by traveling around the world and mainly residing in Peru. As you can see from his video titles such as The power of Choi Bool-am series that made Spanish people laugh to death and Hilarious reactions of foreigners who listened to the best funny stories from Cultwo Show that induce the viewers curiosity, he deals with lots of interesting topics, and his funny storytelling will make people watch the videos till the end. The videos are uploaded once every week, and there are lots of various kinds of topics including How to study Spanish, Learning K-pop with foreign friends, Interview with a Spanish female friend, comedy, soccer, etc. Teaching Taekwondo only with three Spanish wordshttps://youtu.be/uvZM59RzCcY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaFRkpn9avGWTJKKGY-KoGgShe is a KOICA volunteer staying in the Dominican Republic who records her daily life in a video like a journal. As a World Friend KOICA volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she has been providing music therapy and music education to local people by taking advantage of her major. The music education provided by her is uploaded without editing, and she candidly presents how she exercises, lives her daily life, and many other aspects of her life. In addition to her current volunteer activities in the Dominican Republic, there are various kinds of content that would be beneficial and useful to future volunteers since it is also possible to observe the pre-training carried out in Korea for overseas volunteers or the preparation stage before leaving to a foreign country. At present, although she is currently working as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, since Chong Myeong EUM is originally a singer song-writer, her albums and music pieces are uploaded on the channel as well. 31/10/2019https://youtu.be/1OPllJxlk2s