Interview of Current International Students
Country of origin：USA
Study abroad destination：Ritsumeikan University
What is attractive about studying in Kyoto?
Kyoto is an absolutely wonderful city, full of amazing opportunities. It’s the perfect blend between traditional and modern, and I don’t think it’s possible to get bored here.
How has your impression of Kyoto changed since coming here?
I think when people think of Kyoto, they are perhaps a little apprehensive because they know Tokyo and Tokyo has the lights and the glam and the entertainment aspect and they don’t expect to find that here. Like I suppose they suspect it might be a little bit more rural and perhaps even boring. Once you see the sites, it’s all over, right? No. Kyoto is just as exciting in different ways. I think anyone who comes here will love it and couldn’t possibly regret their decision.
Message to students in your home country thinking about studying abroad.
Kyoto is a vibrant, multifaceted international city with a number of exciting opportunities. If you are passionate about Japan, there’s no better place to start your journey.