Outside the Classroom at KSU


CIP arranges volunteer buddies to aid exchange and YAP students in settling into their new lives in Japan, and to assist them with their Japanese language studies. Buddies are initially asked to assist for the first two months after your arrival, after which time, continuing to meet can be decided between you and your buddy.

Buddies will meet you for lunch every Thursday and you can meet any other time in addition if you like.

Clubs and Societies

To maximize your student-life experience at KSU, join a student club or society and see the society at large?

KSU is the home to Olympians in karate, judo, rugby, athletics, rowing and dressage. Perhaps join the tea ceremony club, the orchestra or hiking club. How about hanging with our double-dutch club? Whatever your interest, there is a club at KSU waiting to welcome you.

Without joining a club or society, you can still be involved in student life. Support a KSU sports team such as rugby, soccer, baseball, basketball by joining weekend tours to watch matches. In the Fall semester you have the opportunity to join the annual student festival – Koyama Sai.

CIP also organizes a variety of events and tours to which you can participate. Information will be provided at the beginning of the semester and as and when event information comes to hand.

Enjoy Kyoto

In addition to what KSU has to offer, and during your stay in our temple clad city, you can join intriguing fire festivals, chill out during the new-year celebrations and marvel at the historic Gion, Aoi and Jidai parades. You may like to represent your country in the annual International Student Song Contest run by Kyoto city. How about spending weekends meandering through handicraft markets set in the grounds of UNESCO world heritage sites? Satisfy your eyes and taste buds with world famous Japanese cuisine. Spend a semester or a year at KSU and see, hear, taste, smell and feel all that Kyoto offers.