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Exchange to DBS

Doshisha Business School regularly welcomes exchange students from our partner universities.

Johan Nyström
University of Gothenburg
Exchange Student Fall 2017

Johan from Sweden
I have always dreamed of studying abroad and especially in Asia, because of its growing importance in the world and different culture compared to Sweden. Japan felt like the best option for me to fulfill this dream and Doshisha Business School (DBS) came highly recommended, as many previous exchange students from Gothenburg have been very satisfied with their stay.
My semester at DBS exceeded everything I could hope for. The teachers are excellent with their interactive teaching style and great knowledge of the subject taught. I had wonderful classmates from all around the world. It is also very easy to get to DBS by bike or subway.
In summary, my time in Kyoto was amazing and I would love to go back there in the future. For those of you considering an exchange semester at DBS, I can guarantee you will not regret that decision. You will discover a lot of beautiful places, cozy streets, meet interesting people and experience authentic Japanese cuisine. Finally, do not forget to visit the area along Kamogawa River, which is my favorite spot in Kyoto and a place where you can find inspiration and energy.

Claudia Killinger
University of Tübingen
Exchange Student Spring 2017

Claudia from Germany
I was always very interested in Japan and its culture and spending one semester as an exchange student was the perfect opportunity for me. I am still very happy with my decision to study at the Doshisha Business School in Kyoto. During my time at DBS I experienced great support by the staff, a variety of interesting courses to choose from and the chance to collaborate with people from all over the world. It was my first time as an exchange student and I especially enjoyed the interactive lecture style which is very different compared to my home university. Another factor which contributed to my positive experience in Japan was the everyday life in Kyoto. Kyoto with its natural beauty and cultural richness has so much to offer and I am really happy that I got the chance to life here for a while.
When I now think of my time in Kyoto I always picture myself riding the bicycle to university while passing several shrines and temples on my way – which is just an amazing memory for me.

Matilda Källman
University of Gothenburg
Exchange Student Fall 2016

Matilda from Sweden
I have previously studied in Japan and wanted to come back during my master studies. The reason I chose to do my exchange at Doshisha Business School was because of its international program where it was possible to study together with students from all over the world.

I am very happy with my decision to go to Doshisha and I really enjoyed my time there. I was warmly welcomed both by the staff and the other students and I always had someone to turn to when I needed help. Doshisha has a nice atmosphere and a beautiful campus with good facilities. The engaged teachers and classmates made the lectures interesting and fun. Studying and living in Kyoto was also a great experience because it is an interesting city with many things to do and places to see but it still has a small town feeling. The best part of my studies at Doshisha was all the nice and inspiring people I met.

Kim Nesbitt
University of Denver
Exchange Student Fall 2016

Kim from USA
The opportunity to study abroad as a graduate student is rare, so I jumped at the opportunity to spend a quarter in Japan. To learn in a very different part of the world with such a rich culture was amazing, and Japan is a great country to learn business.
In an increasingly globalized world, having experience working with a diverse group of people from over 25 different countries is valuable and that was the best part of my time at Doshisha. I learned what it is like working with students from around the world and I now know that I want to continue doing that in my career. I’m so happy I chose to come here and I would highly recommend a quarter or a semester at Doshisha as it was a great complement to my education in the United States.

Eric Bornhammar
University of Gothenburg
Exchange Student Fall 2016

Eric from Sweden
I choose Doshisha University, and Kyoto because I really wanted to experience Japan. I have been thinking about it for a while and it just felt like a good fit for me - basically it is a rare opportunity you should take advantage of. There is so much to experience, the culture, the people and the beautiful Japanese nature. I have heard so many good things about Kyoto and Doshisha Business School as well, and I really enjoyed my time there.
Doshisha Business School is an excellent place to experience interactive teaching, all teachers are engaged in their lectures and students are given the opportunity to decide and affect the course outline, which is something completely different compared to my home university in Gothenburg. I got recommendations from colleagues at work and fellow students, so I arrived with big expectations for the place, and I can truly say that I was not disappointed!
Finally, my time in Kyoto and Doshisha Business School went so fast and I really had a blast! Friends for life and I have grown as an individual, there is something fascinating about living in a complete different culture. I encourage everyone to explore Japan while you are there, there is so much to see.