Friday, April 22, 2016

"Kyoto Study Program: From Anime to Zen." Study Japanese culture for two weeks in Kyoto

From Anime to Zen, the universities of Kyoto are now offering students a crash course in all things Japanese.

In response to the success of the first programme in January this year, the City of Kyoto and the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto will continue to offer the “Kyoto Study Programme : from Anime to Zen.

This non-degree 2-week Kyoto residential programme offers students an excellent introduction to Japanese society and culture with a well balanced curriculum covering a diverse range of aspects of Japanese society and culture.

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All classes are taught in English by renowned subject specialists from among the dozens of universities and colleges in Kyoto. In addition to the courses offered, there are a number of field trips and special events, including interaction with local students.

Kyoto is recognised not only as a touristic city but also as a major student hub in Japan. The 50 universities and colleges in and around Kyoto have enrollments of 147,000 students accounting for 10% of the city's total population.

This Kyoto Study Programme encourages intermational students to sample the atmosphere in Kyoto, a city rich in cultural heritage, whilst learning about what they experience. 

Programme Dates:

Summer Programme: 24 July – 6 August 2016
Accepting applications until 31 May 2016 

Winter Programme: 15 -28 January 2017
Accepting applications from 1 September - 30 November 2016 

Who is eligible: 
Undergraduates / Graduate level university students

No. of Participants: 25 students will be accepted for the programme

Programme Fees 

JPY 130,000 per person

What's included: 
Tuition and class materials
Accommodation* for 2 weeks
Kyoto City public transport fees
Scheduled excursions and activities
Administration fees

What's not included: 
Transportation to and from Kyoto
The cost of passports and visas
Living expenses and meals
International insurance
And other daily expenses 

*Accommodations at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel in a single room with breakfast and free Wifi included

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