Toward a better society where global and local perspectives live in harmony with diversity
Department of Humanities
Students study literature, history, society and the culture of Japan to better understand the world as it continues to globalize. Through their courses, students personally experience and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture.In their first year, students take a cross-disciplinary approach to exploring the four courses; in their second year, they choose a course.
Department of Global Studies
In the Department of Global Studies, students examine the significant impact of globalization on local cultures and lifestyles from a variety of perspectives and develop skills to understand the world.In their first year, students take a cross-disciplinary approach to exploring the three courses; in their second year, they choose a course.
I chose Kyoto Seika University because I was attracted by the atmosphere of freedom here.In high school, the rules were strict, and I felt suffocated, like I couldn’t really do what I wanted.That’s why having the freedom to be able to do what I wanted was such an important factor in choosing a university.I was particularly attracted to the fieldwork program, since students are given free rein to choose their own research locations and topics to explore.“This is exactly what I've been looking for!” I said to myself.I chose Vietnam and its food culture as my topic of research.I was the only student who chose to go to Vietnam. I found it quite tough until I’d actually made up my mind to go, but this decision has given me opportunities to take on all sorts of challenges that I would never have otherwise.My studies are wide-ranging, with topics including politics, religion, gender and international relations, which give me a multifaceted view of society.They led me to question things that up till now I’ve taken for granted.I conducted research in the field in Vietnam for a month. It was such a stimulating experience, exposing me to different cultures and giving me a flexible mindset.