The Faculty of Foreign Studies is much more than a place to learn foreign languages. Certainly the development of advanced foreign-language skills (speaking, listening, etc.) is one of our aims, but the most important thing is to understand the nature and purpose of communication. Each of the unique academic programs offered by Kyorin University’s Faculty of Foreign Studies takes its students on an exciting journey to explore the boundless possibilities of global communication. Under a government grant awarded to the school in 2012 in connection with the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development, the Faculty of Foreign Studies has launched a program to “educate strong and focused Japanese-Chinese-English trilingual professionals for success in an international milieu.”
The mission of the Faculty of Foreign Studies is to assist students in exploring the rich creative and communicative possibilities of language and in developing their capacity for cross-cultural understanding and partnership through the study of foreign language, thereby bringing an international perspective to the Pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, the Kyorin founding spirit. The Faculty seeks students who understand its mission and are willing to work hard to attain its goals. More specifically, we are looking for students who bring the following attributes:
The Department of English is for students who want to equip themselves for successful international careers by developing practical English proficiency and professional expertise while cultivating a capacity for cross-cultural understanding and partnership.
The Department of Chinese Communication is designed for students who want to master the kind of communicative skills needed to promote productive interaction between Japan and China by building the practical Chinese proficiency needed today while developing deep cultural insight and advanced professional competencies.
The Department of Hospitality and Tourism seeks students eager to master the essentials of international hospitality by acquiring a foundation of strong foreign-language communication skills and building a solid understanding of foreign cultures and a firm grasp of today’s hospitality and tourism industry, with the aim of putting such knowledge and skills to use in a real-world setting.
In all our programs, students work toward the larger goal of becoming 21st-century global citizens with a sound understanding of foreign cultures as they build advanced, practical foreign-language proficiency and develop a wide range of communication, problem-solving, and social skills.