Information Session for Exchange Students going to Kyoto 2018 (July 10, Heidelberg)

The Kyoto University European Center held an Information Session for Exchange Students on 10 July 2018 at Heidelberg University. The session is organised annually in July for students who are planning to study in Kyoto University or who are interested in studying in Japan. Seventeen students from the German-Japanese HeKKSaGOn, which includes Heidelberg University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as University of Göttingen, joined this event.
Kyoto University European Center’s staff members introduced Kyoto University and Kyoto University European Center, and provided basic information on living and studying in Japan, ranging from administrative affairs to matters of daily life. Coordinator Ms. Sabine Schenk introduced the Heidelberg University Office in Kyoto and provided information on their support for students as well.
A student from Heidelberg University, who studied at Kyoto University, talked about her student life in Kyoto. She introduced classes, extracurricular activities and gave advice on how to spend leisure time in and out Kyoto, etc.
Questions concerning procedures to obtain a visa, sending luggage to Japan, opening a bank account in Japan and driving in Japan amongst others were asked in the Q&A session.

Participants enthusiastically listened to each presentation. Even during the break participants and presenters actively exchanged information and experiences.

European Center will keep organizing information sessions to support students who will study at Kyoto University and who are interested in studying in Japan.
Please feel free to contact European Center for questions about studying at Kyoto University anytime.

Ms. Yamashita (Kyoto University European Center) introducing Kyoto University