We develop professionals who can not only work in existing tourism sectors such as the travel, hotel, and airline industries, but also promote tourism as a form of multicultural exchange. You will gain an understanding of contemporary tourism issues from a global perspective, through studying an array of subjects that includes tourism, policy science, and environmental studies. From your second semester, you can choose one of two courses: the "Tourism Policy Course," in which you will study tourism as a form of cultural policy, and the "Tourism Business Course," in which you will engage in the tourism business in a wide variety of fields.
One of the characteristics of this department is to redefine the concept of tourism in the broader scope of multicultural exchange. In addition to studying traditional tourism sectors such as the travel, hotel, and airline industries, you will also learn about how tourism should function as an experience or opportunity for exchange, such as in food tourism, spiritual tourism, and sports tourism. You will create new values in the tourism industry from several angles, such as tourism that communicates the fascination of Japan to the world, and tourism that serves as a methodology for regional development.
Our university is located in Kyoto, an international city of culture and tourism. In addition to studying Community Engagement (a required subject within the faculty), you will conduct fieldwork and volunteer activities focusing on Kyoto. Our university is home to a student group that provides volunteer guides for foreign tourists to Japan, and we have a long history of working within Kyoto. With the streets of Kyoto as your classroom, you will gain the knowledge required to support your activities through studying such subjects as "The History of Kyoto," "Kyoto Studies Project," and "Survey and Research Methods for Tourism."
Understand the founding spirit of KUFS, "PAX MUNDI PER LINGUAS: World Peace through Languages" and have the basic attitude required to study in this department; and aim for unity of theory and practice through related community engagement.
Comprehensively cultivate the necessary knowledge and practical ability to make the development of the region possible by respecting unique regional values and fusing regional economics with regional culture, as part of a singular academic framework.
Comprehensively cultivate the broad base of knowledge, fundamental theory and immediately useful practical ability that is necessary for the tourism business, as part of a singular academic framework.
Deeply research the areas that motivated the students in their selection of courses, as well as their areas of interest, by selecting specialized subjects related to both the Tourism Policy and the Tourism Business courses.
Cultivate English skills necessary to practice "Community Engagement" abroad.
Study specialized subjects in Japanese and cultivate the Japanese skills necessary to practice "Community Engagement" in Japan, as well as become able to create a graduate thesis and perform graduate research in Japanese.
Improve the practical English ability of students, and make it possible for students to achieve positive results, even when taking high level English qualification exams.
Students will learn about another foreign language in addition to English in order to improve their skills in that language, deepening their specialized understanding of the language.
Students will broaden their understanding of and insight into language, through learning a language aside from their second language.
In addition to pursuing practical liberal arts education, students acquire broad knowledge and fair and accurate judgement skills that can the broadly apply as international people.
Foreign students and students whose native language is Japanese learn together in English about Japan's unique society and social systems, culture, values and so forth, enhancing their capacity to understand and communicate about Japan.
We develop professionals capable of establishing tourism businesses in companies found in a wide range of fields, including traditional tourism industries, such as travel agencies, hotels, airline companies, and hospitality enterprises. A range of business conditions are changing in food tourism, eco/green tourism, spiritual tourism, and sports tourism, and the demand for professionals who have studied tourism continues to grow. Employment in government and public sectors and in NPOs / NGOs with regional development expertise will also be an important career path for graduates.
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