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.
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
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
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.
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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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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