5-month specialization in Kyoto

IT tourism and Japanese culture

As an alternative to the 6-month internship, HTM offers a unique experience in Kyoto, the historical capital of Japan. At Kyoto College of Graduates Studies for Informatics (KCGI), Japan’s foremost IT professional graduate school, HTM students will have the opportunity to study Japanese culture and cutting-edge IT Tourism with Asian students from Japan, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition, each student will spend a 4-month work placement in a tourism company under the supervision of KCGI advisor.

KCGI campuses are located in a very convenient area of Kyoto that allows easy access, not only to the lively city center, but also to other attractive destinations in the Kansay region: Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Otsu.


September - November: Classes at KCGI

  • Japanese language course
  • Elective courses to be chosen from the following subjects areas:
  • The Japanese mind
  • Independent culture study in Kyoto area
  • High culture
  • Pop culture
  • IT tourism plan design
  • Web Programming I
  • Computer organization theory
  • Fundamentals of database technology

December – February : Work placement

Part-time internship in a company in the hospitality and tourism sector with the support of an advisor from KGCI. The internship will be focused on Japanese hospitality and traditions of service.

In the spirit of exchange, IULM University will host a group of Asian students from KCGI in February 2019 for a winter study tour in Italy. In addition to attending courses on Italian culture, tourism, fashion and art, students will participate in company visits. To conclude their stay, they will discover Italy through organized tours to Florence and other Italian heritage destinations.

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Master in Hospitality and Tourism Management
IULM University
Via Carlo Bo, 1
20143 Milano
Tel.+39 (0) 2 891412815 - 2805
Fax.+39 (0) 2 891412371
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