A New University and a New Approach to Learning Language and Culture: Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University is a new university for women which opened on April 1st, 1994. We take an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to education, based on the underlying principles of Christian humanism. This university has a graduate school of Human Science, specializing in Clinical Psychology,and two faculties: the Faculty of International Human Studies and the Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition. Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University is located in Satsumasendai City in Kagoshima Prefecture, which is situated in the southernmost part of Kyushu, one of the four main islands that make up Japan. Kagoshima Prefecture has long been a doorway for the intake of innovation from overseas. The people of Kagoshima are well known for their enterprising spirit.