This Japanese university is located in Minato, Tokyo.It is the oldest institute of higher education in Japan.It has nine faculties, which cover a wide range of academic fields, with each operating independently and offering a broad spectrum of creative and unique educational and research activities.
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Rebecca Zhao, who attended Keio University last year, talks about her experiences there:
My experience at Keio University was nothing short of amazing. As Japan’s first private institution for higher learning, Keio University’s Mita campus combines both aspects of traditional and modern. Its favourable location right next to Tokyo Tower meant a perfect way to balance my studies as well as explore everything Tokyo had to offer, from afternoon shopping trips in Harajuku to enjoying Shibuya nightlife at an Izakaya.
Being in the center of it all also made travelling to other cities around Japan very convenient!With a recognized International Program, the wide range of courses that was available allowed me to mix and match my schedule to suit my academic requirements as well as my personal interests. Depending on your level of proficiency in Japanese, you can choose to take courses taught in Japanese or improve your Japanese by enrolling in language courses. Keio also had many groups and clubs that provided the perfect opportunity to interact with Japanese and other international students.
With great academics, a lively student environment, and the variety of courses offered, Keio University undeniably steps to the forefront as the top choice for an exchange institution. I came back to Canada with renewed knowledge, wonderful memories, lifelong friendships, and a desire to go back again. Being able to have my exchange at Keio University undeniably made my time in Japan one of the best experiences in my life.
Students at Keio University. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Zhao.