The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies is a consortium of 13 American universities that sponsors a rigorous summer program for students wishing to develop their Japanese language ability and cultural knowledge through intensive study at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Live in Kyoto, one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world;
- Raise their Japanese language proficiency to a higher level in a short period of time;
- Participate in a variety of hands-on cultural experiences in a city steeped in history and renowned for its traditional and modern artists, artisans, and musicians.
Summer students may choose a Japanese homestay or independently arranged housing. All housing is off campus, so you will commute to Doshisha University via public transportation, on foot, or by bicycle, depending upon the location of your lodging.
KCJS homestays include a private room for the KCJS Summer Programs student, who is provided with both breakfast and dinner. Most homestay families will also have Internet access.
If you prefer, you are welcome to make your own arrangements for housing. Former students have used both Kyoto Apartment <http://www.kyoto-apartment.com
> and J-Stay <http://j-stay.jp/index.php
> for independent housing arrangements. Kyoto Apartment offers both apartments and guest houses, while J-Stay offers only guest and shared houses. English services are available at both agencies. Please note that neither Emory nor KCJS is associated with these agencies and assumes no responsibility for problems resulting from your contract. Please consider carefully whether entering into an independent contract without the support of KCJS is in your best interest.