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  • Locations: Kyoto, Japan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020
**
05/27/2020 07/25/2020
NOTE: There is also an early decision deadline of January 15, 2020.

** 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:

Overview

 

Overview


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.
 

Location

 

Location

  • KCJS is centrally located in Kyoto on the Imadegawa campus of Doshisha University, bounded on the south by the Imperial Palace grounds, and to the northeast by Shokokuji temple.
  • Kyoto is Japan’s former imperial capital, and as such, is teeming with historically important temples, monuments, and shrines
  • Although a historic city, Kyoto has adapted to the modern times, interweaving the ancient aspects with a new modern façade of department stores, restaurants, and style
  • Although a bustling metropolis, Kyoto offers no shortage in city escapes, with forests, temples and mountains all within a short distance of Kyoto for those who need a break from the city
  • Because of Japan’s great public transportation system, it is easy to get around Kyoto as well as quick and easy to get out of Kyoto and visit other cities, with Tokyo being only a three hour train ride away
Kyoto Consortium Location
 

Application Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13.  The regular decision application deadline is February 1, 2020.  Please note there is also an early decision application deadline of January 15, 2020.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by January.

Please note: In addition to completing the Emory College Study Abroad online application, you must complete a secondary application for this program.
 
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
 

 Dates

Dates

Dates for Summer 2020 - May 27 - July 25, 2020
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
    • Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
    • One year of Japanese language
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
    • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in previous Japanese coursework
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

Courses: Program participants take two Japanese language courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. All students must meet with Dr. Seth Goss in the Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures for academic advising as part of the Emory application process.

KCJS offers the following courses in Modern Japanese:
 
  • Second Year Japanese
  • Accelerated Second Year Japanese
  • Third Year Japanese
  • Accelerated Third Year Japanese
  • Fourth Year
  • Fifth Year
 

Housing

 

Housing

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.
 
KYOTO apartment
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet

Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
 

Policies

 

Policies

Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas in early April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Seth Goss
REALC
404-727-2167
sethjgoss@emory.edu

Katherine Culley
Study Abroad Advisor
404-727-2240
katherine.culley@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.