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Foreigners, leaving their homelands behind, have come all the way to new country, South Korea. They chose South Korea not for sightseeing or short-term stay. But, they are here for various reasons, such as work, study or even marriage. The real stories of foreigners who challenge themselves to survive in Korean society will be unfolded!
The French bakery is finally open and they start to get customers. But there are mistakes with orders and payment, which puts the French youths in disarray. Meanwhile, Haruna is late for an individual dive. The senior divers are already out at sea and Haruna tears her wetsuit.
Mahmoud and his family are from Uzbekistan. They are Muslims living in Korea. They opened a restaurant in Itaewon, Yongsan but customers have trouble understanding their unfamiliar food and culture. As Muslims, they can't sell pork or alcohol, and they must pray 5 times a day at designated times.
Shannon was born to a British father and a Korean mother. She has to sing the national anthem after debuting only 50 days ago. She works hard on memorizing the difficult lyrics and fixing her Korean pronunciation to perform but people criticize her online for singing the national anthem as a foreigner.
The island of angels Bigeum-do. Native English teachers William and Rachel live here. Culture teachers Sangd and Anupam's story.
Paula works hard to memorize around 50 cheer songs and Paulina keeps getting yelled at by the team leader for messing the dance moves up. The 4 teachers on the island have differences in opinion over teaching the class in both Korean and English.
Rachel and William from the U.S., Anupam from India and Sangd from Comoros teach and make memories with the kids of Bigeumdo as teachers. Ukrainian Paulina has her first big concert as the youngest member on her dance team.
A Ukrainian underwater ballet performance team has to perform at a Korean aquarium only 3 days after getting to Korea. They have to perform the next day but they make many mistakes during the preview performance for the employees. Meanwhile, Greg is a father of 12 children and he takes his kids to a baseball game. Troubles arise as soon as they get on the subway.
A big family of 13 that lives in Pyeongtaek. This family always draws attention when they're out. The 5 performers from Ukraine and Belarus! Will their first underwater performance be successful?
The big American family of 13 takes a trip to Damyang, Jelloanam-do. They already grow tired from the beginning from packing and looking after the kids. Meanwhile, Sveta finishes her performance contract and goes back to Ukraine promising that she'll return to Korea.
Ganbaatar is from Mongolia and he's an acting major at the Korea University of Media Arts. He hopes to be an action star. He works early-morning part-time jobs to support his pregnant wife and daughter. He's a devout student and a reliable head of the family who goes to action school late at night to achieve his dream. He finally gets a chance to audition for a movie in Seoul…
Brothers, Yusuf and Ibrahim, are from Turkey and they sell Turkish ice cream in the streets of Haeundae, Busan. Yusuf is good with words and can put on a show to get customers but the ice cream isn't selling now that summer is over. The brothers need to come up with a new menu item.
Dildora left her lavish movie star life in Uzbekistan behind to move to Korea with her loving husband. She works as an unknown reporter and she still hasn't given up on her dream of becoming a movie star in Korea. She bravely helps her husband Sanghyeok fight cancer.
Tanzir was born from his Bangladeshi dad and mom (Maya). But 12-year-old Tanzir was born and raised in Korea. Bangladesh and the Islamic faith is unfamiliar to Tanzir, and Maya keeps wanting him to learn. Is Tanzir Korean or Bangladeshi?
Honza is from the Czech Republic and Mun Suho is Korean. Their friendship transcends borders. Honza is very passionate about his job. He and Suho run a puppet theater.
Amiata and Makisi left a refugee camp in Ghana to come to Korea. Life in Korea solely consists of looking for work. Life has become harder because of 100-day-old baby Joseph and Vivian joining the family. But this bright and brave family is happy to be together.
Ibailo is from Bulgaria and he's a tactless man living with his in-laws for 3 years. His mother-in-law is always telling him to hurry up because he's always so slow. But after a year, Ibailo's now working 4 jobs and living a really busy life.
Anastasia, a Russian single mother, came to Korea in order to treat her daughter's cancer. Little Kira dreams of becoming a ballerina, but the cancer treatment is very hard on her. Anastasia struggles to pay her daughter's hospital bills and their living expenses by herself.
Dutchman Jorn met and fell in love with Hyeonsuk at a hostel in Gyeongju. Frugal Jorn is always picking up trash to be reused and this annoys Hyeonsuk. Hyeonsuk will give birth soon and she wants to get some baby products.
Beautiful Russian model Ko Miho changed her name to Ko Miho after really getting into a Korean drama. She and her husband Gyeongtaek got married after only dating for 100 days. But they only just registered for their marriage. When will this couple get to have their wedding?
Episode ends with an update on Anastasia and Kira (Episode 60).
How have the five Indian chefs been living over the last year? They miss their family more and more. We'll see the story about two new chefs and Dinesh's wife Sumuh and his daughter Asi visiting Korea.
Regan learned Hong Kongwing chunand opened a wing chun studio in Korea. However, he barely gets 10 students a day. Why won't he quit wing chun despite not making much money? This story is about Regan's passion and determination.
The legendary rocker, Miljenko Matijevic, now lives in Korea! He made his debut as the lead vocalist of the American rock bandSteelheartin 1990. He's famous for his song "She's Gone" which Korean men are all aware of. He starred in a famous music show in Korea in February and caught the attention of many people! He began performing in Korea since 1996 but now he plans to actually live in Korea. Why, where and how will the legendary rocker live in Korea? Let's find out his secret!
The sweet guys from France, Julian and David! There's a hidden store at the alley of Nonhyeon Station and it always smells sweet around that area. The owner of the store is 36-year-old patissier Julian from France! He baked bread with his mother every Sunday since young, and he began working at a bakery since he was 15 years old. Now he has 20 years of experience! He was teaching baking at Le Cordon Bleu Korea and 6 months ago, he opened his own dessert shop. But he's still not good in Korean and he can't run the shop alone. His greatest supporter is his cousin David. He's totally opposite of naughty and artistic Julian. David does the cleaning, grocery shopping and marketing that Julian needs him all the time.
The Mexican urbanite Mario has come to settle in Korea, his wife's native country. Mario met Bogyeong 10 years ago when she came to study abroad. After marriage, they lived luxurious lives in Mexico for 8 years while helping Mario's dad's business. However, due to social issues such as safety, gap between the rich and the poor, discrimination and so on, the couple decided to raise their children in Korea. Mario chose his life in Korea thanks to sophisticated education system and friendliness of Korean people. Will he be able to settle in Korea?
The start of a new challenge, trot singer Bang Daehan! He won the grand prize in the TV showKorea Singsin 2009 for the first time as a foreigner. Since then, he got attention from the media and appeared in the movieHe's on Dutyand the popular TV show2 Days & 1 Night. Actually, he was studying law in Bangladesh but due to his difficult financial situation, he gave up on going to law school and went to Korea. He lived in Korea for 20 years and 8 years ago, he was naturalized as a Korean citizen. Also, thanks to singer Park Sangchul, Daehan released his first album. Sangchul composed and wrote the lyrics for the song "Bibimbap" which resembles Daehan's life. Let's look into the life of Bang Daehan as a trot singer.
In 2013, Bang Huiwon and Sammy met online for the first time. Huiwon fell in love at first sight after seeing Sammy's photo and went to the U.S. They fell in love and got married after 6 months! Sammy was a nurse at ICU but she came all the way to Korea for her husband. She studied really hard for two years and got into a veterinary college to achieve her childhood dream of becoming a vet. Studying and marriage life... What's her day like with such a busy schedule?
Alina came to Korea 6 years ago to achieve her dream of becoming a model. She's been modeling since her teen years but her life changed totally when she met her husband. They met as a model and a director of a modeling agency. She became a mother after two months of relationship! She has become a mother of a lovely child but she had to give up a lot of things for the past 5 years, looking after her child and the house. She's still only 25 years old, wanting to achieve her dream.
In Jecheon, Chungcheongnbuk-do, you can meet the French martial artist Baptiste! He has mastered judo, karate and he even went to Beijing to learn Wushu. He fell in love with the Asia martial arts since he was a child and continued to look for stronger martial arts to train. Now, this 35-year-old man is learning hapkido and taekkyeon in Korea. Usually, men around his age are busy earning money and looking after the family. However, this former firefighter quit his job, left France and is currently having a hard time in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do. Part 1.
In Jecheon, Chungcheongnbuk-do, you can meet the French martial artist Baptiste! He has mastered judo, karate and he even went to Beijing to learn Wushu. He fell in love with the Asia martial arts since he was a child and continued to look for stronger martial arts to train. Now, this 35-year-old man is learning hapkido and taekkyeon in Korea. Usually, men around his age are busy earning money and looking after the family. However, this former firefighter quit his job, left France and is currently having a hard time in Jecheon, Chungcheongbuk-do. Part 2.
Cicerone Troy from the U.S. is always busy with making beer. From managing his beer restaurant and newlywed life, let's look into his life in Korea!
Spanish man Kevin and Korean woman Hyeran met in Ireland while they were studying abroad. They settled in Ireland after the marriage, but they decided to go to Korea as Hyeran's homesick was getting worse. But it's also tough for Kevin to live in Korea. How is his life in Korea?
In October 2015, Nahid's family from Afghanistan visited My Neighbor Charles. They came to Korea to escape from the war but things were still pretty hard for them in Korea as they weren't acknowledged as refugees. Nahid's parents don't have very good health condition and her mom can't go outside due to Islamic law. So Nahid had to take care of everything. It's been a year and Nahid's family is here once again!
A famous family of 6 children in Paju, Gyeonggi-do! This family with never ending laughter and joy has a hidden story. The age gap between the father and the first born is only 14! It turns out that their father Abadi is not their biological dad! Yemen, the country where war is still going on due to Denomination conflict. Because of this, women and children cannot live with freedom. They are in a situation where early participation in war and marriage is forced due to religious and financial reasons. Abadi chose to come to Korea to protect his wife and the 6 children from Yemen culture and rebel forces. The story of a father, Abadi, who struggles to protect his family and 6 children is revealed.
Jenya from Ukraine is 192cm tall and he's a dancer. He began dancing since he was 12 as his mother ran a dance academy. He's a professional dancesport dancer who even worked as a national dancer. He came to Korea in 2008 for his studies and met his wife who's 7 years older. They got married in 2013 and now they have a 4-year-old son. A great dancer and a father, how is Jenya's life in Korea?
Johana is a charming girl with dark skin and bright, big eyes who's from Bangladesh. She came to Korea in December, 2008. Her Korean parents had trouble with having a baby after marriage and thus they adopted Johana as their teacher who went to Bangladesh for volunteer work advised them. Johana had a hard time as she had to adjust to unfamiliar language and culture and her different appearance. And not long after her adoption, her Korean parents got pregnant with twins. She worried about her love being taken away by her sisters, but now she's a mature and thoughtful daughter who takes care of her sisters.
This week's episode features Anthony, who's from America. He fell in love with taekwondo since he was 7 and he began learning all kinds of martial arts such as jiu-jitsu, judo, wrestling. As a result, slim and thing Anthony became a bulky man whose arm is as thick as a regular man's thigh.
After breaking up with his wife 8 years ago, Jose has been raising his son Hyeonbin by himself. Hyeonbin used to be always talking to his dad but now he's in adolescence. He's always playing and on the phone with his friends, and he has no problem talking to auntie. However, he just doesn't answer to his dad. What is the reason? It's because of Jose's frustrating Korean skills. Jose can't understand difficult Korean words so Hyeonbin has to explain to him repeatedly. As he got to adolescence, he became more frustrated with this. Jose has always been friendly and nice to Hyeonbin to make up for mom's absence. Thus Jose is sad to see such a change in Hyeonbin.
130 years of diplomatic ties between Korea and France. The French man Gregory is even faster than Koreans! And Roxane who is studying abroad in Korea wants to enjoy a relaxing life but it is so hard. Let's meet these two very different French people.
22 years in Nepal, 24 years in Korea! Rajesh lived in Korea more than half of his life! He gives and takes jokes fluently in Daegu dialects with grandfathers and grandmothers in the geriatric hospital. He communicates better with the seniors than the other doctors. While he was in university in Nepal, he saw one of the Korean doctors who came for volunteer work. Then he thought "I want to be a doctor so that I can help Nepal people." With just this thought, he came to study abroad in a Korean medical university! During the cold and hungry period of studying abroad, he met a lady and a man who were helping Nepal workers in Korea. And Rajesh stayed at their house for 15 years ever since. The daughter who was 10 years younger than him is now his wife! And the lady who was 12 years older than him is now his mother-in-law! For love, he became the number 1 doctor from Nepal in Korea! His story of becoming a Korean doctor from Nepal begins.
Mani came to work in Korea as soon as he became an adult at age 19. 2 years ago, when he was working at an Indian restaurant, he met Jeongmi and it was love at first sight. They managed to get married and settled in Korea despite 12 years of age difference. 6 months ago, Mani became the head of a happy family with a birth of his daughter. But for working parents like them, looking after a newborn is hectic! Eventually, they called for help to his mother in India and she came 3 months ago to look after their daughter. Let's meet Mani's family with their troublesome settlement in Korea.
Family of 4 living in a small semi-basement in Incheon for the last 2 years. This place, where you can hear mix of both Korean and Arabic, is the home for Joseph's family. The family was threatened after their father, the Iraqi police, helped out a Christian friend. After their father fled to Australia, the threat worsened for the rest of the family. So their mother, Yusra, tried to take her three kids to Australia. However, at the Australian airport they were denied entry. As there was nowhere to go, their mother chose what she thought to be the safest country, Korea. Sudden parting and visa problems ripped apart the family. Their father sends some money from Australia by working at a construction site. But to raise three children in Korea, it's not enough. When the money is delayed, Yusra's worry just keeps getting bigger.
It's never boring with fun-loving Brian from Canada. He and his humor and talent makes him the wife's grandmother and grandfather's favorite. Brian expresses all his talent at his own children's show! From scenario, appearance, filming, to editing, Brian does them all by himself. Infinitely optimistic Brian dreams of being a host for children's show. His life in Korea is revealed.
5 years ago, Min Wanggeon worked as a lifeguard in Saipan. He fell in love at first sight with the beautiful Russian woman Vica, who was a dance captain at a famous hotel. He couldn't speak English at all but he kept trying hard to win her love. After three months of dating, he proposed to her and they got married in 2013. Now, they have a lovely son Leo, who's 24 months old and they have a happy life! The family's motto is "Life is happy when my wife is happy." Vica gave up on her job and fame to come to Korea. Wanggeon helps Vica with the job search and he gives her lovely presents. Vica is treated like a queen! Let's check out the couple's sweet life in Korea.
Blaise and Angie used to be in the national dance team of Cote d'Ivoire. By chance, the dance team was introduced in a Korean TV show and they were invited by the Artists Village in Korea. While staying in Korea, the First Ivorian Civil War broke and the two decided to stay in Korea where it was safe. Blaise and Angie got married in Korea and they've lived in Korea for 14 years with three childrens now.
6 years ago, Seongin went to Ecuador at the age of 22 to learn about and work in the coffee business. He met Adriana there, a young girl interested in Korea. They opened up a cafe with the theme of Korea using Hangul, hanbok and K-pop. The business was doing very well until a huge earthquake hit Ecuador. The windows all broke and robbers took all the expensive machines and utensils. The couple lost everything over a day and a month after the earthquake, they got on the plane to Korean. Everything is unfamiliar to Adriana, but she tries hard to get used to the new environment.
Seonmi who's from Korean and Muhammad who's from the Maldives worked together at a resort in the Maldives. Muhammad fell in love Seonmi at first sight. After 3 years of effort, he ended up marrying Seonmi. It's been 4 years since Muhammad came to Korea. Because the couple had to work, Muhammad's mother-in-law took care of the kids but they decided that they couldn't live away from the kids so they moved to Namwon, Jeollabuk-do to his mother-in-law's house. And that's how he started living with the in-laws! Let's check out Muhammad's family of 4 generations.
Erica and Jiun got married in the Philippines and were living happily there. However, Jiun had to move back to Korea for his work. So it's only been six months that the couple came to live in Korea. Erica lived an abundant life in the Philippines, staying at a villa with a swimming pool and gym. However, her life has turned around after coming to Korea. It's because of the high cost of living in Korea. She became very stingy after coming to Korea.
Dan is from Canada. He overcome the 15-year age gap and married his wife Minjeong. However, he's still uncomfortable with his father-in-law. Will they be able to become close?
Aaron is from the U.S. and he came to Korea after giving up his dream and love for music. He works as an English teacher now for his family. He always tries to be the perfect husband and dad. Let's check out the life of Aaron in Korea.
Khaoula from Morroco married a Busan man. Khaoula's mother-in-law is very strict to her when it comes to teaching Korean culture and Khaoula's role as a daughter-in-law. Let's look into the life of a daring daughter-in-law, Khaoula, in Korea.
Two teenage boys have come to Korea, the top short track speed skating country, to get training in the hopes of making it to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Their father is also in Korea, sacrificing everything for his two sons.
The French husband who's from North Korea, Romuald. Raising his two naughty daughters, he is now against the Korean educational method which just lets the children be. Let's meet Romuald's family whose house is always hectic due to different educational methods.
Conservative parents who want to continue Islamic tradition and 5 siblings who are now more used to Korean lifestyle. Everything is always hectic with this big family! Even security cameras are installed in each room. Let's check out the life of the Iraqi family in Korea.
Due to unexpected pregnancy, Antien from the Netherlands came to Korea 3 months ago. Everything is new to this rookie mom. She even has conflicts with her mother-in-law as they can't communicate. Let's check out Antien's life in Korea.
It's the Ecuadorian musician Jose again! Hyeonbin has totally changed now that he has become a middle school student! Now the father and son are so sweet to each other. Let's meet Jose and Hyeonbin!
The Brazilian man David met Sora through an international relief organization and has been living in Korea for 10 months. He's currently running a food truck and living with his wife's parents. He wants to leave there because of his mother-in-law's nagging. Will the couple be able to move out?
Medi, the son of a genius Moroccan chef, is running for his dream! Medi wants to be a great cook, even a better cook than his dad. And check out his relationship with his little sister Abela. Let's meet Medi's family.
The Egyptian man Yaser is working at a factory doing manual labor in Korea but he's happy! He was an ordinary office worker in Egypt. However, in 2013, his family got in danger as he was in the opposition political party and thus his family fled to Korea. Let's check out the life of Yaser's family in Korea.
A Parisian man in Sancheong, Gyeongsangnam-do? From working on the field, catching snails and participating in a dance club, Artie is village ladies' best friend! But he ends up leaving the house because of his nagging mother-in-law. Let's check out the life of Artie from France in Korea.
The beautiful mermaid from Poland is in Jeju-do? A beautiful country, Poland, has a legend that the king defeats the dragon and recues the mermaid. The descendent of this mermaid has come to Jeju-do where she doesn't know anyone. This Polish surfer Lydia came all the way to Jeju-do for her boyfriend Gihwan. Check out her life in Jeju-do!
Jane was a college student in Kenya. She fell in love with Korea after watching Korean dramas and decided to study abroad in Korea. She works part-time jobs all day to make a living in Korea but she still makes people around her happy with her charms. Jane wants to learn about the Korean welfare system to help the disabled like her brother in Kenya. Let's check out her positive energy.
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