Information for term January in Kyoto
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2020
- Dates: Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021
- 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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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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
Students take the required CIEE course.
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Courses are designed by CIEE and adhere to standards and expectations consistent among U.S. higher education institutions. Students have ample opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom by interacting with local students and communities. Classes will be scheduled Monday through Friday with possible weekend volunteer work and excursions. Regular class attendance and participation is expected and required. Students play an active role in their own education and take part in group projects. Interaction with fellow students and professors is expected.
Courses taught at CIEE Kyoto are exclusive to CIEE students. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and are held at CIEE Kyoto. Additional courses will enable interaction with Japanese students as well.
Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including exams, quizzes, research papers, individual and group oral presentations or projects, and participation. A U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.
Language of Instruction
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January 2021 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
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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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.
Fees & Housing
|January 2021||Nov 1, 2020||Dec 28, 2020||Jan 18, 2021|
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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