Residential Learning Program （RLP） On-site Report Vol.1
〜 Theme: Living in the local community Session 1 “Learn about Kamigyo Ward” 〜
Residential Learning Program (RLP) is compulsory for all the students living in the Keishiryo Dormitory.
How is the program being operated to increase creativity and collaboration among the dormitory residents?
Below is the on-site report of the very first RLP session.
We interviewed two dormitory residents in attendance and asked what they thought of the program.
Kyoto has been my dream city since high school, and I’m excited about getting involved in it not as a tourist but as a resident.
2nd year in the Department of Global and Regional Studies
Faculty of Global and Regional Studies
By learning more about Kamigyo Ward where Doshisha University and the Keishiryo Dormitory are located, I want to find out about the town planning ideas that are possible only in Kamigyo.
1st year in the Department of
Faculty of Economics
After the first RLP session
OSAWA Moe：This lecture gave me a range of knowledge about the history and culture of Kamigyo Ward. I want to learn more deeply about this town because it’s right where we live and study. In future RLP sessions, I hope to gain firsthand knowledge as I explore the neighborhood myself and interact with people of the community. I have been interested in a variety of social issues since high school, and the reason I decided to live in the Keishiryo Dormitory was also because I want to acquire a broad perspective and mindset which will help me to contribute to society. I hope to gain more knowledge and experiences through RLP so that I can take initiatives in solving social issues in the future.
TANIGUCHI Kenjiro：Before entering this dormitory I already had an impression that Kyoto was unlike any other place, but now that I live here, my feeling that Kyoto is “special” has become stronger. I had thought that it would be because it’s a famous tourist destination and has many foreign residents, but today’s lecture made me feel that its accumulated history and culture are at the core of what makes Kyoto look “special.” As I grew up in a planned town, I’m fascinated by a town like Kamigyo Ward, where traditional culture remains and there is a strong bond among local residents. In future RLP sessions, I am looking forward to meeting people of the local community and hear what they think about the city of Kyoto.
Learning about the history and culture of Kamigyo Ward in this lecture seems to have raised the awareness of the participants as Kamigyo residents and inspired them to think about the meaning of living in harmony with local residents. Keishiryo Dormitory RLP is held periodically and is scheduled to offer opportunities for students to enlighten themselves on various themes including disaster prevention, environmental management and multicultural society.