Information for term January in Kyoto
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2019
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2019
- Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Bring your interest in Japanese Manga and Art to the ancient capital of Japan this January. Kyoto is the premier hub of traditional Japanese culture and is filled with palaces, temples, gardens, museums, and theaters. Coursework is taught in English at CIEE Kyoto and is complemented by immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase 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.
INDULGE IN KYOTO’S FAMOUS “UJI” GREEN TEA
Either as a drink or green tea flavored pastries, ice cream, and other desserts.
UNESCO World Heritage sites within Kyoto17
Number of years Kyoto was Japan’s capital1,200+
Number of minutes by train to reach nearby Osaka, Kobe, and Nara30
Location & CultureClick to Open
Kyoto is located in the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. The cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Nara – which are also must-visit destinations in Japan – are nearby and easily accessible by train. Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868 and was formally called “Heian-kyo,” which literally means, “The Capital of Peace.” While today Tokyo is the official capital of Japan, Kyoto is often called the country’s “cultural capital,” for its preservation of numerous cultural, religious, and artistic sites and traditions. Kyoto provides an ideal environment for students to immerse themselves in the Japanese language and culture.
Excursions & Activities
Every CIEE program is complemented with co-curricular activities and excursions designed to enhance academic and intercultural learning. In Kyoto students may:
- Tour the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds where emperors of old resided, and two of the Imperial Villas at Katsura and Shugaku-in
- Take a walking tour of the Higashiyama District to experience traditional Kyoto
- Visit the Kyoto National Museum, first opened in 1897, one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished
- Explore the amazing collection held by the Kyoto International Manga Museum
- Travel to the nearby former capital city of Nara, home of Nara deer park, the Great Buddha Hall at Todaiji Temple, and the Kasuga Grand Shrine
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Daily LifeClick to Open
Students live in dormitory-style housing, located nearby classes.
Meals are not included. Kyoto is well-known for its local cuisine. It is also an international tourist destination and students can easily find options to suit various dietary needs.
Where You'll Study
Our home in Kyoto located at Shicata Avenir Building, 438-4 Sasaya-cho, Oike-sagaru, 200m walk to the nearest train and bus stations in Central Kyoto
Kyoto Train Station
Kyoto is home to Japan's second-largest station building, housing a shopping mall, hotel, and movie theater.
EDUCATIONAL EXCURSIONS IN & AROUND KYOTO
Explore the amazing mix of temples, shrines, gardens, and other sites including Nishiki Market - dubbed 'Kyoto's pantry' by locals
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What you need to knowThe program details
During January in Kyoto, all students take the required course, Japanese Manga and Art, and participate in a range of complementary co-curricular, personal, and professional development activities to help facilitate integration into the host community as active global learners.
CIEE Kyoto is conveniently located in the city of Kyoto with easy access to the city’s comprehensive train and bus networks. CIEE Kyoto is students’ home base and a safe zone for them to learn, grow, communicate, and collaborate.
AcademicsClick to Open
Overall GPA: 2.5
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students take the required CIEE course.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
- Dormitory-style housing
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation - an introduction to Japanese culture, your academic program as well as practical information about living in your host city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
- Note: Meals are not included on this program
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
|January 2020||Nov 1, 2019||Dec 30, 2019||Jan 20, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $2,253 **
Housing = $750
Insurance = $47Total Fees = $3,350
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $500
International Airfare = $1,600 †
Local Transportation = $100
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $400Total Estimated Costs = $2,700
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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