Journalism students from universities will have the opportunity to travel to Kyoto and report on Japan with the help of local peers under a new cultural exchange initiative launched recently.

In September, the Institute for Education in International Media, a U.S. group that offers journalism students the chance to study abroad for a few months, picked Japan's ancient capital as the next destination for its program.

To run from June to July next year, participants in the Kyoto Project will work with students from the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies to conduct interviews and write articles on topics of interest.