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From Anime to Zen: Kyoto Offers Students a Crash Course in All Things Japanese

April 23, 2016 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

549894_num1140966_480x480In 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 balance curriculum covering a diverse range of aspects of Japanese society and culture.

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 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 Jul – 6 Aug 2016
Accepting applications until 31 May 2016 (or until programme quota is filled)

Winter Programme: 15 Jan -28 Jan 2017
Accepting applications from1 Sep-30 Nov 2016 (or until programme quota is filled)

Who is eligible: Undergrad / Graduate level university students

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

Programme Fee: JPY 130,000


Tuition and class materials
2 weeks Kyoto City public transport fees
Scheduled excursions and activities
Administration fees

Not included:

Transportation to and from Kyoto
The cost of passports and visas
Living expenses and meals
International insurance
And other daily expenses

*Accommodation: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel

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