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Information for International Students
                           Profile and Mission
Kyoto Notre Dame University is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. It
was founded as a four-year women's college in 1961 by the School Sisters of
Notre Dame, a global Catholic congregation devoted to transforming the
lives of women through education. It now includes graduate programs for
both men and women. Recognized for the excellent quality of its graduates,
the university provides strong values-oriented education that emphasizes
the spiritual and intellectual development of the whole person. This
emphasis is reflected in the university motto, Virtus et Scientia(Virtue and

Kyoto Notre Dame University nurtures the development of creative
thinking, practical skills, and a spirit of mutual cooperation for active
participation in an increasingly global society. In addition to a rigorous
curriculum, a wide variety of programs, services, and activities provide
opportunities that challenge each student to develop her potential as a
unique individual.
  Academic Programs

 ◆Undergraduate Programs                               ◆Graduate Programs
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science
   Department of English Language and Literature       Graduate School of   Humanities and Social Sciences

 ◎Literature and Culture of English-Speaking Peoples   ◎Applied English and Intercultural Studies(M)
 ◎English Linguistics                                  ◎Cross-Cultural Studies(M)
 ◎Communication                                        ◎Home Sciences and Welfare(M)
 ◎English Specialist

  Department of Cross-Cultural   Studies               Graduate School of   Psychology

 ◎Japanese Language and Culture                        ◎Developmental and School Psychology(M)
 ◎The Arts and Cultural Diversity                      ◎Clinical Psychology(M)
 ◎Reading and Information Culture                      ◎Psychology(D)

  Department of   Home Sciences and Welfare
 ◎Life Design
 ◎Social Work

  Department of   Psychology

 ◎Developmental Psychology
 ◎School Psychology
 ◎Clinical Psychology
The Department of English Language and Literature seeks to provide students with high level English communication
skills and knowledge of the language, culture, and literature of English-speaking countries. Majors offered by the
Department include Literature and Culture of English-Speaking Peoples, English Linguistics, Communication, and
English Specialist. The program develops advanced English communication skills, Internet and other information
processing capabilities, and preparation for careers that require English ability for active participation in global society.

Major Areas of Study

Literature and Culture of
English-Speaking Peoples
Students explore the diverse literature and
cultures of a wide range of English-speaking
countries. Courses include literary studies in
drama, poetry, novels, short stories,
nonfiction, and new media such as film. The
study of cultural and historical contexts
gives students a broad perspective on forces
that shape literature in English.

English Linguistics
English Linguistics provides a diversified
approach to language in society, including
English grammar, the history of the English       English Specialist
language, comparative study of English and        English language specialist courses
Japanese, and psychological and                   enable students to further develop their
sociological aspects of the acquisition and       excellent command of English for
use of language.                                  professional purposes in bilingual and
Linguistics courses include requirements for      multilingual workplaces. Courses such
qualification to obtain the certificate in        as business English, translation, and
teaching English at secondary schools.            simultaneous interpretation help
                                                  students develop both comprehensive
                                                  knowledge and English language skills
                                                  by emphasizing the practical use of
Communication courses help students
become more effective cross-cultural
communicators in both face-to-face and                Elective Certificate Programs
mediated contexts. Courses include
interpersonal, intercultural, and                     ● Librarian Certificate
computer-mediated communication, speech,              ● Japanese Language Teacher Certificate
and multimedia production.                            ● Secondary School English Teacher Certificate
Students gain knowledge, skill, and
                                                      ● Upper Secondary School English Teacher Certificate
confidence in interacting with others and in
presenting appropriate and accurate                   ● Teacher Librarian Certificate
information in English.                               ● Data Processing Specialist Certificate

                                                      ○ License to be appointed as Social Welfare Director (Qualification)
  Department of Cross-Cultural Studies

 The Department of Cross-Cultural Studies provides students with a global perspective through comparative study of
 various cultures, including Japanese culture, enabling them to bridge their own culture and the cultures of other people.
 Cross-Cultural Studies covers three major areas: Japanese Language and Culture, the Arts and Cultural Diversity, and
 Reading and Information Culture.
 Interdisciplinary knowledge of cultures, languages, international relations, and media helps students integrate their
 appreciation and understanding of humanity from multiple perspectives and develop skills for cultural exchange in the
 contemporary world.

Major Areas of Study
Japanese Language and Culture
Japanese Language and Culture helps students gain a deep
understanding of the Japanese language as well as
traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
Language courses focus on knowledge of Japanese language
history and advanced skills in contemporary Japanese. In
addition, students in the Japanese language training course
gain specialized knowledge and skills to teach Japanese to
speakers of other languages and will be awarded the
Japanese Language Teacher Certificate upon graduation.
Students deepen their knowledge of Japanese history and
culture through the study of literary and artistic works and
through fieldwork in the rich cultural environment of Kyoto.

The Arts and Cultural Diversity                                        Reading and Information Culture
Students gain knowledge and appreciation of cultures in                Reading and Information Culture is an interdisciplinary area
Asia, Europe, and the Middle East through the study of art,            in which students acquire a rich awareness of new approaches
comparative culture, foreign languages, literature, music,             to information science and the use of information tools in
philosophy, and international relations. The broad                     various cultural contexts. Courses include studies in reading,
chronological and geographical range helps students                    library and information science, media, social and technical
develop insight into aesthetics, various worldviews, and               aspects of information processing, and Internet
relations between people of different cultures as they                 communication. Students who complete the required
prepare for more specialized studies or for professions that           qualification courses will obtain upon graduation the Data
require the ability to communicate with people from a wide             Processing Specialist Certificate and/or the Librarian
variety of cultural backgrounds. Students who complete the             Certificate.
required qualification courses will be awarded the Museum
Curator Certificate upon graduation.
                                                           Elective Certificate Programs
                                                           ● Japanese Language Teacher Certificate
                                                           ● Librarian Certificate   ● Teacher Librarian Certificate
                                                           ● Museum Curator Certificate
                                                           ● Secondary School Japanese Language Teacher Certificate
                                                           ● Upper Secondary School Japanese Language Teacher Certificate
                                                           ● Data Processing Specialist Certificate
                                                           ○ License to be appointed as Social Welfare Director (Qualification)
The Department of Home Sciences and Welfare combines interdisciplinary courses in Life Design and Social Work. It
provides in-depth knowledge that enables students to understand people's lives and social welfare issues to nurture the
quality of life (QOL).
The major in Life Design prepares students with fundamental principles and practices in daily living such as clothing, food
science, housing, and community environment.
The major in Social Work prepares students for professions in community welfare, welfare for the disabled and aged,
child welfare, health care services, and social work.
Students also acquire basic knowledge of research methods and transferable social work skills in practical training at
various institutions.

Major Areas of Study

Life Design
The major in Life Design focuses on the quality of life
and culture by emphasizing the relevance of basic,
interdependent components such as clothing, food, and
housing. This area of study offers courses that enable
students to understand cultural and material aspects of
daily living by studying and producing new ideas in the
fields of food science and diet, clothing and fashion
design, architecture and interior design, and health
science. It also provides courses related to the theme of
home and family, including approaches to health, social,
material, and psychological issues that influence daily
                                                             Elective Certificate Programs
Social Work
                                                             ● Child Care Certificate
The Social Work major combines the study of social
                                                             ● Librarian Certificate
welfare with both theoretical and practical work in social
work and social services. The emphasis throughout the        ● Recreation Instructor Certificate
program is to help students gain fundamental knowledge       ● Secondary School Teacher Certificate in Home Science
of social welfare and support services, understand           ● Teacher Librarian Certificate
human behavior and social environments, and learn
                                                             ● Upper Secondary School Teacher Certificate in Home Science
specific knowledge, skills, and values necessary for
social work practice. The program also includes
extensive opportunities for students to receive practical
training at social agencies or designated institutions for   Elective Qualification Programs
elderly or disabled people.
                                                             ● License to apply for Food Specialist Certificate
                                                             ● License to apply for Health Administrator
                                                                                               General Instructor Certificate
                                                             ● License to apply for the Second Class Architect Certificate
                                                             ● License to be appointed as Social Welfare Director
                                                             ● License to apply for Social Welfare Worker Certificate
                                                             ● License to apply for Social Worker in Mental Health Certificate
                                                             ● License to be registered as Interior Planner
                                                             ● Japanese Language Teacher Certificate
 The Department of Psychology explores human behavior through scientific methods of observation, surveys,
 experiments, and tests. There are three majors in the Department of Psychology:
 Developmental Psychology, School Psychology, and Clinical Psychology.
 Beginning with introductory-level courses to help students acquire basic knowledge of psychology in each field, the
 program develops applied psychological skills and knowledge for students to meet the Certified Psychologist
 requirements of the Japanese Psychological Association.

Major Areas of Study

Developmental Psychology                                             Clinical Psychology
The major course in Developmental Psychology offers                  The major of Clinical Psychology offers a variety of courses
training in how to understand human developmental behavior           which focus primarily on understanding the nature and causes
using scientifically rigorous methods. The Developmental             of various psychological problems of individuals and
Psychology major provides students a variety of opportunities        families. Study includes in-depth exploration of theoretical
to acquire knowledge of perception, cognition, memory,               approaches to psychological disorders and overviews of
language, and social behavior from infancy to adulthood. This        psychological testing and treatment. Students gain a deep
psychology major also helps students learn methods of various        understanding of psychology along with basic knowledge of
psychological experiments and testing, including the                 testing and treatment for further study to pursue careers as
developmental disabilities.                                          certified clinical psychologists or counselors.

School Psychology
School Psychology explores issues that children encounter in
their school lives and supports the development of children who
learn and gain experience through sports and other social
School Psychology provides students with opportunities to learn
principles of educational psychology and to develop analytical
skills related to school education. Such knowledge and skills
can be applied in their future careers as school teachers.

                            Elective Certificate Programs
                            ● Certified Psychologist (The Japanese Psychological Association)

                            ● License to apply for Industrial Counselor

                            ● Teacher Certificate in Elementary and Primary Education

                            ● Librarian Certificate    ● Teacher Librarian Certificate

                            ○ License to be appointed as Social Welfare Director (Qualification)
Applied English and Intercultural Studies (M.A.)                          Home Sciences and Welfare (M.A.)
The Master of Arts program in Applied English and Intercultural           The Master of Arts program in Home Sciences
Studies enables students to use English as a working language for         and Welfare develops knowledge and practical
professional purposes. The program emphasizes the development of          skills required for social support roles that help
English communication skills and the practical use of English in          people lead healthy, productive lives. The two
education, business, and international service. Areas of concentration    research areas include healthy living and social
include English language education, applied linguistics, language and     welfare. Studies in healthy living include
culture, literary and cultural studies, intercultural and interpersonal   physiology, nutrition, recreation, and the design
communication, computer-mediated communication and applied                of living environments by offering courses such
information technology, and international organizations and programs.     as Health Life Science, Food Science, Health
Domestic and international internships include opportunities to work      for the Aged, and Human Environmental
in schools and international organizations.                               Science. Studies in social welfare include social
Students have done internships at UNESCO offices in Jakarta,              work, social services administration, and care
Bangkok, and Seoul, at the United Nations Information Center in           management, including spiritual care of the
Tokyo, and in primary and secondary schools.                              terminally ill, and family support services by
                                                                          offering courses such as Concepts of Welfare
                                                                          Practice, Health and Welfare Administration,
Cross-Cultural Studies (M.A.)                                             Child Welfare Issues, Applied Community
The Master of Arts program in Cross-Cultural Studies develops             Welfare, Applied Social Work, and Field Study
knowledge and practical skills for participation and leadership in        in Social Work. Research in social welfare
cross-cultural activities. One research area is cultural expression in    includes both theoretical and applied studies of
literature, fine arts, and music, including Japanese Literature, Arabic   social work.
Literature, Literature in English, Comparative Culture in Asia,
Christian Arts, Traditional Culture, History of Western Music, and
Inter-arts Studies. Another research area is cultural transmission and
exchange, which includes applied studies in information and
communication for cross-cultural exchange and cooperation:
International Cultural Policy, International Cultural Information,
International Organizations, History of Publication, and Library and
Information Science. The program helps students prepare for
professional careers as cultural specialists or researchers in domestic
and international organizations, including government and non-profit
organizations such as schools, libraries, museums, and publishing
Developmental and School Psychology (M.A.)
The Master of Arts program in Developmental
and School Psychology investigates not only human
development but also educational methods and
techniques, providing students with insight into the
experience of various age groups as well as differences
between individuals. Areas of study include infant/child
development, the human information processing, clinical
and school child psychology, and social relationships.               Psychology (Ph.D.)
The specific courses offered in the Developmental and
                                                                     The Ph.D. program in Psychology relies on experimental
School Psychology major are Developmental
                                                                     methods and also on active participation in educational
Psychology, Psychology of Infancy and Early Childhood,
                                                                     clinical settings. The doctoral program in Psychology
Psychology of Adolescence, Information Processing
                                                                     includes the following six areas of study:
Approach to Human Development, School Psychology,
Methods of Education, Educational and Psychological
Testing, and Educational Social Psychology.                          Research Areas
                                                                      Cognitive Processes
                                                                      Cognitive Psychology focuses on how the mind processes
Clinical Psychology (M.A.)                                            information. Students investigate topics such as
                                                                      perception, attention, memory, language, categorization,
The Master of Arts program in Clinical Psychology prepares            spatial cognition, decision-making, and reasoning,
students for research in psychological problems related to            including processes and disorders.
personal relations at home, school, or work, as well as anxiety or
stress disorders related to domestic violence, truancy, and other     Developmental Psychology
social problems. Students also learn professional techniques of       Developmental Psychology investigates how the human
counseling and psychotherapy. Based on systematic study of the        mind develops throughout the lifespan. Observations and
foundations of Clinical Psychology, experiential learning             experiments with infants, children, adolescents, and adults
includes basic counseling techniques, role play exercises,            enable students to identify meaningful changes and the
assessment, and opportunities for students to deepen their            origins of mental processes.
self-awareness and understanding through self-analysis. Training
also includes practical experience at the Psychological Services      School Psychology
Center on campus. Our graduate program in Clinical Psychology         School Psychology focuses on the application of
has been accredited by the Japanese Certification Board for           psychological principles and theories to methods of
Clinical Psychologists.                                               learning and teaching and also addresses the
                                                                      psychological problems that can arise in educational

                                                                      Educational Assessment
                                                                      Educational Assessment includes survey and test in
                                                                      educational evaluation and curriculum development.

                                                                      Psychotherapy focuses on the study of common elements
                                                                      among theories and techniques of various schools in order
                                                                      to establish viable, comprehensive methods of therapy.

                                                                      Psychological Assessment
                                                                      Psychological Assessment focuses on the study of
                                                                      theories and methods of assessment for intervention. It
                                                                      includes the study of psychological phenomena in order to
                                                                      offer psychological support.
◆International Programs
The diversity of international education has been
an integral part of Kyoto Notre Dame University
since it was founded. The mission of the
International Education Center is to support and
promote the global dimension of the university's
educational goals by implementing programs
and outreach activities that foster cross-cultural
learning, appreciation, and cooperation. The
Center coordinates a wide range of study
abroad programs as well as admissions and
support services for international students.

Study Abroad Programs
The University offers various study abroad programs for academic credits. About 100 students study abroad every year in more
than 15 programs, including reciprocal exchange programs with affiliated universities and specially designed short-term programs
for specific purposes. Some of the major study abroad programs and the affiliated universities are described as follows.

Academic Exchange Programs                   Accredited Semester Abroad
with US Sister Colleges                      Programs
To provide opportunities for students to     Credit-transfer programs offered by
enrich their educational experience by       affiliated universities provide
studying abroad, the University offers       intensive English language training
one-year credit exchange programs            and cultural exchange opportunities
with three affiliated sister colleges in     for undergraduate students. Affiliated
the United States: College of Notre          universities include the College of
Dame of Maryland    (Maryland) Mount
                                   ,         Notre Dame of Maryland (US),
Mary College(Wisconsin), Regis               Monash University(Australia),
College (Massachusetts).                                                     (
                                             University of California, Davis US)   ,        Short-Term Overseas Programs
                                             the University of East Anglia(UK),             for Specific Purposes
                                             and University of Regina(Canada).              Short-term overseas programs are
Academic Exchange                                                                           offered during summer and spring
and Programs for Visiting                                                                   holidays at affiliated universities
Students                                                                                    around the world. Intensive language
                                                                                            and culture programs are conducted in
Agreements with affiliated universities
                                                                                            Australia, Canada, China, Korea, the
promote the reciprocal exchange and
                                                                                            United Kingdom(Scotland), and the
offer programs for visiting
                                                                                            United States, as well as Internship
undergraduate and graduate students
                                                                                            programs offered in New Zealand and
for either a semester of a year. The
                                                                                            Australia. In addition, credited
University has cooperative agreements
                                                                                            educational tours during holidays give
with the Catholic University of Korea
                                                                                            students rich experiences in many
(Korea), Chulalongkorn University
                                                                                            fields, such as Food Culture(Italy,
(Thailand), and Vietnam National
                                                                                            France, Germany), Social Welfare
University-Ho Chi Minh
                                                                                            (Denmark), and European Arts and
City-University of Social Sciences and
                                                                                            Art History (Netherlands, Germany,
                                                                                            Austria, Switzerland).
◆International Admissions
International Student
Applications for admission from overseas
are welcome at Kyoto Notre Dame
University. There are over 50 full-time
international students, mostly from Asian
countries and the cultural diversity that
international students bring to campus
life is an important feature of the
University. Since most classes are
conducted in Japanese, overseas
applicants are required to have a high
level of Japanese language proficiency.
Overseas students who show strong
academic ability and Japanese language
skills are encouraged to apply for
admission. The application period is in
                                                Financial Aid, Scholarship, and Support Services
October each year for April admissions.         Matriculation Fee Exemption               International Student Services
                                                To support international students with    The International Education Center
                                                high academic ability but with            helps international students with
International Transfer Program                  demonstrated financial needs, the         various immigration procedures in
The University also accepts full-time           University provides financial aid by      proxy, such as for the Certificate of
degree students in the international transfer   waiving the Matriculation Fee.            Eligibility for a Status of Residence
program. Students who are successfully                                                    before entering Japan, extensions of
admitted will be placed in the third year at                                              the period of stay, application for
the beginning of the academic year in
                                                Tuition Reduction
                                                                                          part-time job permits, and re-entry
                                                The University also offers Tuition
April.                                                                                    permits. It also provides a wide range
                                                Reduction System for international
                                                                                          of services to support international
                                                students in order to reduce their
                                                                                          students, including information for
Students from Affiliated Universities           financial burden.
                                                                                          applicants, pre-arrival services and
The University extends a warm welcome to
                                                                                          post-arrival orientation.
students of affiliated overseas universities    Scholarships
who wish to study at Kyoto Notre Dame           The University offers a scholarship for
University as non-degree visiting               international students on the combined
international students for a whole academic     basis of demonstrated academic
year or a part of a year. Their academic        potential and financial need.
credits earned at Kyoto Notre Dame
University will be transferred to their home
universities.                                   Medical Fee Reimbursement
                                                All international students with
                                                student visas will be introduced to
                                                the Medical Fee Reimbursement
                                                Program for financial assistance.

                                                Academic Advisers
                                                A full-time faculty member is
                                                appointed to be an academic
                                                adviser to each international
                                                student for academic support and
◆Student Life and Campus Resources

Academic Calendar
The academic calendar starts at the beginning of April and ends
in March. The University offers two semesters of 15 weeks
each. Spring semester extends from April until early August.
Fall semester begins at the end of September and continues
until early February.
Students have free time in August-September and March. Major
campus events include Freshmen Orientation (April), the
University Festival (October), a Requiem Mass (November),
the Christmas Candle Service(December)and a Graduation

                                                Credit Exchange System in the University Consortium of Kyoto
                                                Kyoto Notre Dame University participates in the University Consortium of Kyoto,
                                                which includes the Credit Exchange Framework Agreement. More than 500 courses
                                                are offered by 46 participating universities, and students can participate in the
                                                Internship Program, which is offered by about 1,600 corporations in Kyoto area.
                                                Kyoto Notre Dame University students may transfer up to 8 credits earned at other
                                                universities or in the internship program.

Clubs and Organizations
With over 30 clubs and other student organizations, the University supports a wide variety of cultural, athletic and other activities
that enable students to fully enjoy the benefits of campus life.
There are clubs and organizations in the following cultural areas: Art, Calligraphy, Chamber Orchestra, Drama, English Speaking
Society, Fashion Art, Manga, Flower Arrangement, Hand Bell, International Students, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Kimono, Koto,
Literary Art, Photography, and Women's Choir. Athletic clubs and activities include the Art of Self-Defense, Badminton,
Basketball, Cheerleading, Lacrosse, Ski, Squash, Dance, Tennis, Volleyball, and Wandervogel.

Health and Counseling Services
The Campus Health Room, with full-time nurses and free clinical services, is available
for primary health care services.
The Student Counseling Room offers confidential personal counseling to students by
                                                    Career Placement Services
                                                    The Career Center offers resources to assist students in their career planning. It
                                                    provides graduating students individual guidance, advice on job applications,
                                                    and employer information.
                                                    The Career Center also offers frequent career placement seminars, employer
                                                    visits, and presentations by recent graduates.

Academic Information Center
The Academic Information Center consolidates Library and Computing facilities,
materials, and services. The Library collection includes more than 210,000 books,
4,600 periodicals, and 5,000 audio-visual materials that are available for open-stack
browsing, and the Online Public Access Catalog
( enables searching in English and Japanese.
All campus computers are connected to a Gigabit Ethernet LAN, which provides
high-speed access to online resources.
Computer laboratories are open for students to use freely, and Academic
Information Center staff are available to offer assistance.

Language Learning Center
The Language Learning Center provides language learning materials, English
language classes, and special language training services for proficiency
examinations such as the Test of English for International Communication
(TOEIC). The Audio-Visual Room offers a wide selection of materials for
self-access learning, including popular films, which students can view at individual
media stations. Language Learning Center staff offer both classes and support
services. Native speakers of English are available to advise and assist students.

                                            Catholic Education Center
                                            The Catholic Education Center is a research institute that offers classes and a variety
                                            of lectures, symposia, publications, and media presentations to promote Catholic
                                            education. The Campus Ministry provides opportunities for the entire university
                                            community to learn about the Christian faith from various activities and social events.
                                            Students may also receive spiritual advice, and there are many volunteer service

                                            Psychological Services Center
                                            The Psychological Services Center is an outpatient clinic that provides treatment and
                                            counseling services to children, adults, and whole families through individual and
                                            group therapy. The Center is open to the public. It provides a variety of psychological
                                            services, including consultation, assessment, and group workshops with a variety of
                                            programs for children and families. It also serves as a teaching, training, and research
                                            center in the Graduate School of Psychology.

University Accommodations
The University maintains two residence halls: Caroline Dormitory on campus
and Margaret Dormitory located in the center of Kyoto city near the City Hall.
Both dormitories offer a relaxed and secure environment with full-time
resident supervisors on duty at all times. Rooms are air-conditioned and
furnished with beds, desks, chairs, and closets. Shared facilities include
bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, and computer rooms.
◆Campus Buildings and Facilities
                                             Unison Hall
                                             The University gymnasium, Unison Arena, can easily be transformed into a 1,500 seat
                                             auditorium with powered telescopic seating. There are facilities for health and fitness in
                                             the Health Training Room, which is equipped with a variety of exercise machines, aero
                                             bikes, and hydraulic weight trainers. Unison Hall also houses club activity rooms, the
                                             Student Union, a music studio, conference rooms, classrooms, and research rooms for
                                             the School of Psychology.

Eugenia Hall                                                                            Sophia Hall
Eugenia Hall is the University's main building with the Chapel, the Student             Meaning "knowledge" in Greek, Sophia Hall
Lounge, the Dining Hall, the bookstore, computer laboratories, and a number of          is the location of the Academic Information
classrooms and lecture halls. The University's administration offices are located       Center where the Library houses more than
on the first floor, and the Eugenia Dormitory is on the entire third floor.             210,000 volumes. The fourth and fifth floors
Eugenia Hall is named after our first President, Sister Eugenia Laker, SSND.            of Sophia Hall include lecture halls,
                                                                                        classrooms, and faculty offices.

 Theresa Hall
 Named after the founder of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mother
 Theresa Gerhandinger, Theresa Hall provides various classrooms, the
 Language Learning Center, the Audio-Visual Room and language learning
 facilities, a studio for audio-visual production, and cooking and food
 science laboratories for the Department of Home Sciences and Welfare.

 Maria Hall
 Completed in 2003 to commemorate the University's 40th Anniversary,
 Maria Hall houses Geisler Memorial Hall, the Psychological Services
 Center, and five seminar rooms.
 Kyoto Notre Dame University is located in Japan's world famous ancient capital city of Kyoto, 45km(27 miles)from Osaka,
 514km(320 miles)west of Tokyo. The City of Kyoto is rich in cultural heritage where tradition and new contemporary culture
 co-exist in harmony. Since its foundation in 794, Kyoto flourished as the cultural and political capital of Japan for over a thousand
 years until 1868 , when the capital was moved to Tokyo. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kyoto basin, the Kitayama and
 Higashiyama forests rim the city, and the picturesque Kamo River runs the length of the city from north to south. Thousands of
 temples, shrines, and gardens built in the long history of Kyoto since the 8th century have been well preserved, and seventeen of
 them were recognized as the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1994.

                                                                                              ● From Kansai International Airport (75min.)
                                                                                              Take JR Express“Haruka”to JR Kyoto Station.

                                                                                              ● From JR Kyoto Station (16min.)
                                                                                              Take Subway Karasuma-Line heading to K01
                                                                                              Kokusaikaikan, get off at K03 Kitayama Station,
                                                                                              7min. walk from Exit 1.

                                                                                              ●From Hankyu-Line Karasuma Station
                                                                                              Take Subway Karasuma-Line heading to K01
                                                                                              Kokusaikaikan, get off at K03 Kitayama Station,
                                                                                              7min. walk from Exit 1.

                                                                                              ● From Keihan-Line Demachiyanagi Station
                                                                                              Take City Bus No.4, get off at Kitazonocho,
                                                                                              5min. walk from Kitazonocho bus-stop.

 Kyoto Notre Dame University is situated
 near Kitayama Street in the Shimogamo
 district, a quiet and safe residential area
 with new cultural spots and excellent
 shops in the northern part of Kyoto City.
 Both commuters and resident students
 find it very easy to go downtown in
 fifteen minutes either by city bus or by
 subway. Students can enjoy all the
 advantages of the superb location of
 Kyoto Notre Dame University, including
 Takaragaike Park, Kyoto International
 Conference Hall, Kyoto Concert Hall,
 Kyoto Botanical Garden, and the Garden
 of Fine Arts, just a ten-minute walk from
 campus. Students enjoy Kitayama Street
 itself with many shops and dining
 places. They also have many
 opportunities for academic, athletic, and
 social activities with students of nearby
 universities, including Kyoto University
 and Kyoto Institute of Technology.
   Kyoto Notre Dame University

   Kyoto Notre Dame University, Center for International Programs
1 Minami-Nonogamicho, Shimogamo, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-0847 Japan
          Phone +81-75-706-3746 Fax +81-75-706-3749

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