Overview of the business

This project was started as a project to solve the problem of "not being able to answer when asked about Japan and Kyoto", which was overwhelmingly common in interviews with students who have completed short-term ~ long-term study abroad in English-speaking countries, and to develop the ability to convey the charms of their own country and Kyoto to many students in English.
In addition to increasing students' interest in studying abroad, it is expected that the number of Kyoto fans will increase and the number of students studying in Kyoto and tourists will increase by accurately communicating the appeal of Kyoto when they study abroad. Furthermore, through taking the course, you will be able to improve your ability to convey the charms of Kyoto in English, and you can expect to play an active role as human resources who can convey the charms of Kyoto to foreign tourists and international students even after returning to your home country. In addition, one of the unique features of the University Consortium Kyoto Project is that students can interact with students outside their own universities and open up their knowledge.

Outline of the event

Next year is the Olympic year! The content of the popular "Kyopre" training is further enhanced!
Let's aim to be a "Kyoto PR Student Ambassador" appointed by Kyoto City!

Application address (details below): kokusai■consortium.or.jp ← (please change ■ to @)


▶︎ 2019 Flyer "Presentation of Kyoto in English"
▶︎ 2019 Poster A3

In order not
to get stuck when people from overseas ask, "What kind of country is Japan?", Let's understand the culture of Kyoto and your own country and give a presentation in English!
If you are a student who is planning to study abroad, if you want to explain Kyoto and Japan to people overseas, if you want to disseminate information in English from Kyoto,
please apply!

* Those who have completed this training can be appointed as "Kyoto PR Student Ambassadors" to promote the charms of Kyoto to
the world when studying abroad.

◎Outline of "Presentation of Kyoto in English"

  • *Six half-day training sessions will be held to help students understand the traditional culture of Kyoto and Japan, learn English expressions about the culture, and be able
    to make presentations.
  • * Learn expressions about Kyoto's tourist attractions and traditional culture in English.
  • * Experience traditional culture (tea ceremony and flower arrangement) and go on an excursion to the scenic spot "Murin-an" (with English explanation).
  • *Final presentation will be held.

*Scheduled training dates (6 sessions in total) Location: Campus Plaza Kyoto 13:30~17:00 (with intermission)

Saturday, May 25, 2019:
Introduction to Ice Break Japan ~Let's express Japan in English
Saturday, June 1, 2019:
(1) Expressing Kyoto in English (2) Let's experience and understand the traditional cultural tea ceremony in the tea house
Saturday, June 8, 2019:
(1) International student session (2) Experience and understand traditional flower arrangement
Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Lecture and tour at the scenic garden "Murin-an" (dismissal at the site)
Saturday, June 29, 2019:
Group English Presentation
Saturday, July 6, 2019:
Personal English Presentation

◎ Eligibility: Students must meet all of the following conditions.

  • ■Must be a student of a member university or junior college of the University Consortium Kyoto (regardless of undergraduate, master's or doctoral degree)
  • ■ Ability to participate in all basic training
  • ■Those who are interested in international exchange and cross-cultural understanding
  • English level Any of the following must apply
    : IELTS 5.0, TOEFL iBT 63, TOEIC 650 or higher

◎Recruitment capacity

  • ■About 20 people
  • ■Fees, etc.: Total 5,000 yen (including reference materials and actual exercise fees)

◎Application Period

  • April 9 (Tue.) ~ May 3 (Fri.), 2019 Please apply by email. * It has already closed.
    If there are a large number of applicants, we will draw lots and send you an email by the morning of Saturday, May 4.

◎Application Guidelines

  • ■Email address: :(Public Property) University Consortium Kyoto International Division
    ← (Please change ■ to @ and send it) 
  • ■Email subject: Presentation application in English (name)
  • ■Required items in the email:
    • 1. identity
    • 2. Name of university/faculty or graduate school (and different master's and doctoral students)/academic year
    • 3. English level (see "Eligibility")
    • 4. Please specify your reason for applying (briefly in about 5 lines) before applying.

We look forward to your application!

Contact us

Consortium of Universities Kyoto, International Affairs Department TEL 075-353-9164 FAX 075-353-9101 E-mail: kokusai■consortium.or.jp (*Please change the ■ part to @ and send) 〒600-8216 Campus Plaza Kyoto

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