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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
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 04/01/2020 09/06/2020 12/19/2020
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** 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
Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall Program Type: Study
Program Description:

Ancient + Modern Japan

KYOTO, JAPAN

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Program Overview

Kyoto is a beautiful, historic city centrally located in the Kansai region in Japan. It’s surrounded by beautiful scenic mountains, numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites, and many iconic attractions.  As the ancient capital of Japan, it remains the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture, and attracts visitors from around the globe to its palaces, temples, museums, theaters, and excellent restaurants. Researchers and students are in good company, as Kyoto hosts dozens of top Japanese universities and several national research facilities.

Unique Experiences

SEE THE GOLDEN PAVILION

pass through the torii gates of the Fox Shrine, and gaze upon the Zen garden of Ryoanji Temple.

KYOTO WAS JAPAN’S CAPITAL

from 794 to 1868. Now Kyoto is often called the “cultural capital” of Japan — rich in ancient cultural, religious, and artistic traditions.

USE SKILLS GAINED THROUGH CIEE

Language and Culture courses to speak with locals and engage with the community.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Take a walk through the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds, where emperors of old resided
  • Shop for traditional Kyoto goodies at Nishiki Market
  • Feed monkeys at Iwatayama Monkey Park
  • Visit the nearby city of Nara, home of Nara deer park, the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine

Projects, Volunteering, or Internships

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 of local events, and engagement with peers at local institutions will provide opportunities for students to strengthen their Japanese language and culture 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 pick-up
  • Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Kyoto culture and the CIEE academic program
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight study tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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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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