Campus life is set in an international city that draws tourists and expatriates from all over the world.
In Kyoto, so much can be learned: history, traditional culture, high-tech,
and international relations in collaboration with overseas students. Rediscover Japanese culture in depth,
and you will grow as a cosmopolitan individual.
Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (KUFS), students and faculty are working together in the ‘Kyoto Research Project’ to create the website.
Our aim is to offer you, in seven different languages, fascinating knowledge that is easy to understand, and we promise to keep in mind the points‐of‐view and interests of non‐Japanese visitors from around the world. Student researchers and writers work under the guidance of native‐speaker instructors.
Navigator / Professor Jeff Berglund
Mr. Berglund has resided in Japan for over 40 years now. An American who loves Japanese culture more than the Japanese do, he lives in a 160 year old traditional Japanese house near the Kamogawa River. He continues to offer lectures as a professor of Department of British and American Studies.
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.