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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
08/28/2018 12/13/2018
Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
05/31/2018 08/28/2018 04/28/2019
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
01/08/2019 04/28/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** TBA TBA

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: Consortium of American Universities and Administered by Columbia University

Students who are Japanese majors/minors are required to meet with Dr. Seth Goss ( prior to applying.

Academic Focus:
The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies is a semester academic program for undergraduates who wish to do advanced work in Japanese language and Japanese studies. The program helps students strengthen their Japanese skills by providing intensive language training and through regular interactions with host families and the local community. Understanding of Japanese society and culture is enhanced by the integration of the historical and cultural resources of Kyoto into the academic curriculum and student life. Not only does KCJS examine the significance of Kyoto's past but it also explores its present as well as Japan's place in today's global world.

 Approximate Dates:
Fall: early September to late December
Spring: early January to mid April

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing.
  • Must have completed at least two semesters of college-level Japanese for the fall semester, and three semesters for the spring semester, or the equivalent.
  • Minimum 3.0 average language GPA
  • An applicant's reasons for wishing to study at KCJS are important considerations for admission. More advanced students and those with strong demonstrated academic performance will normally be given preference. A limited number of students may be admitted for single semester study in the fall or spring.

KCJS provides a rigorous academic program. Each semester, students take a double course in Japanese language taught (8 credits) and two elective courses in English (4 credits each). Each academic year, nine or ten courses in the humanities and social sciences are taught by leading Japanese and American professors, including the KCJS Director and a KCJS Professor from one of the consortium universities. Independent Study courses may also be arranged.

Credit and Grade Translation - Kyoto

Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this Blanket Approval List. In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please see the Faculty Representative List

Living Arrangements:
KCJS staff members place students in home stays or apartments based on individual preferences. For students living in a home stay, breakfast and dinner are included. Students housed in apartments are responsible for their own meals. All students receive a lunch stipend.  A KCJS staff member coordinates housing. Home stays are particularly recommended as an effective means for developing Japanese language skills, insights into the society, and personal support.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets (Fall & Spring).

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Fund for Education Abroad, Freeman Asia Scholarship, NSEP Boren, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, Bridging Scholarships, Blakemore Asian Language Fellowships, Japan Foundation Grant, and Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship. For more information, please visit  Study Abroad Scholarships.

Tim Edenfield, Study Abroad Advisor,
Seth Goss, Program Faculty Contact, REALC, 404 727-2167,