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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 03/30/2023 ** Rolling Admission 09/04/2023 12/17/2023
Academic Year 2023-2024 03/30/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/25/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Japanese
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arts, Communication, Geography, History, Humanities, Japanese, Literature, Religion/Theology
Program Type: Study
Program Description:

Ancient + Modern Japan

KYOTO, JAPAN

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Program Overview

Explore the dynamics of Japanese language and culture in one of the most celebrated historical cities in the world. As the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture. Students study Japanese language and select courses in English at CIEE Kyoto Center on Japanese history, religion, media, and more. All courses are delivered by CIEE and complemented byth co-curricular activities and excursions in and beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

BE ENTRANCED BY THE ZEN ROCK GARDEN OF RYOANJI TEMPLE

contrast the dazzling Golden Temple and more serene Silver Temple; stroll the Philosopher’s Walk.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE “CULTURAL CAPITAL” OF JAPAN

With its rich cultural, religious, and artistic traditions dating back 1,200+ years, soak in Kyoto’s depth.

ENGAGE WITH THE LOCAL COMMUINITY

Using skills gained through CIEE language and culture courses

Learn more about Kyoto

Excursions & Activities

  • Take a walk through the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, where emperors of old resided
  • Shop for traditional Kyoto sweets, pickles, and other goodies at Nishiki Market
  • Travel to the summit of Mt Hiei to view all of Kyoto, Lake Biwa, and Enryakuji Temple, weather permitting
  • Visit the nearby city of Nara, home of Nara deer park, the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

Projects

  • CIEE Kyoto seeks to foster an urban community of learners that is respectful of its surroundings and proactively engages with individuals, community groups, and institutions. Orientation will include an introduction to the community resources and opportunities to give back. Cultural activities and co-curricular activities, such as volunteering, attendance in local events, and engagement with peers at local institutions will provide opportunities for students to strengthen their Japanese language and  cultural proficiency, better understand Japanese social institutions, and help cultivate a positive and mutually respectful relationship between CIEE and its community partners.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One week orientation – an introduction to the culture of Japan, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city.
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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