Originally established in Kyoto in 1947, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies is a comprehensive educational institution comprised of the university, a junior college, a career college, and a high school. Guided by its philosophy of "World Peace through Languages," the university fosters the development of individuals who understand the importance of lifelong learning and who pursue their dreams with unyielding conviction.
Kyoto is a big city surrounded by mountains, the main ones being Higashiyama, Kitayama, and Nishiyama.
Kyoto was established in 794 as the capital and over the next 1,000 years developed into a historical and cultural city. Kyoto has managed to preserve its history and culture and has become known as the cultural capital of Japan, both at home and abroad. Kyoto has not limited itself to the old; it continues to make efforts in developing new art, culture and traditions. This combination of the old and new, and the artistic atmosphere of Kyoto, is in sharp contrast to other cities in Japan.
Many traditional industries such as Nishijin-ori, which originated in Kyoto, are still kept in accordance with tradition, while high-tech industries have been established in recent years.
As for the population, about 10% of the 1,464,018 people living in Kyoto City are college and university students. The statistics show that Kyoto is the No. 1 university city in Japan, which is an indicator of its academic quality and vitality.
Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Completion of JPNS 1002 at the time of participation (or higher)
Students must be nominated for this exchange by the Department of Comparative Literature each year in January
All UGA students seeking to participate in a UGA Exchange Program in Japan must be nominated for study at a specific partner university by the Department of Comparative Literature.
2020-21 Nomination deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Students wishing to be nominated for a Full-year (or possibly Spring) program in the following year are expected to be currently enrolled in JPNS at UGA, submit an essay noting goals for participation, specific universities of preference, unofficial transcript, and JPNS professor recommendation etc. directly to Dr. Mori in CMLT. Additional documents might also be requested.
Application items submitted via the GoAbroad portal application will not be used for the nomination application.
This application is to be completed by nominated students.
Nomination results will be announced by CMLT in mid-January and nominated students will receive additional information about next steps at that time.
Please consult Dr. Mori, firstname.lastname@example.org, for final deadlines and/or additional requirements.
Spring Semester: Early April to Late July Fall Semester: Early September to Late January 2016 Academic Calendar
Accommodation Arrangement by KUFS
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies arranges every exchange student a dormitory or apartment room. (The location will be decided by KUFS.) All rooms organized by KUFS are furnished single rooms. Please note that there is NO Homestay arrangement via KUFS.